I will be a co-presenter at the Academy of Eating Disorders International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) in May. I’m presenting with an MD in student health services at a university, and a program director at a residential treatment center.
Our workshop title is:
Lost in Transition: A Practical Exploration of Perspectives and the Challenges Facing Patients, Treatment Providers, and Families During Life and Treatment Transitions
I’m completing my rough draft/outline on the benefits and challenges to parental involvement during transition times (the focus is mainly on young adults transitioning to/from college or residential care)
I would love to include some quotes from parents (1 or 2 sentences only) on any of these:
- Benefits of their involvement during transition times
- Challenges to their involvement during transition times
- How peer support helped during transition times
- How clinician/treatment support helped during transition times
I’m aiming to have quotes with an international flavor, and they can be anonymous, or first name only, or forum name, along with country
If any of your kids would like to participate, their thoughts are most welcome as well.
Here is my daughter’s quote:
“A benefit to me in having my parents involved was having someone to talk to about stress/ED issues, especially when trying to make friends and adjust to college life”
--Martine, student, USA
Thanks for any help you might like to give on this presentation. It is much appreciated!
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