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Hello dear carers,
I am writing to ask for advice for a teenage girl with RAN in the Sacramento area. Are there any treatment centers in the area which you have experience of and can recommend? Do they use evidence-based treatment and are they supportive of parental involvement?
I would appreciate any info on this. If you know of treatment centers in the area which are to be avoided that would be useful info also. 
Thanks so much.
Welcome to the forum. Not  Sacramento but UCSF has a good reputation for evidence based treatment, and involving families. https://eatingdisorders.ucsf.edu/

You could start there and ask for more information.
D diagnosed restrictive AN June 2010 age 13. Initially weight restored 2012. Relapse and continuously edging towards recovery. Treatment: multiple hospitalisations and individual and family therapy.
Thank you, Foodsupport. That is very helpful.
Hi abundantlife,
We live in the bay area and my daughter went to Center for Discovery in Fremont, CA. They use evidence based approaches; DBT, group, individual therapy. She was there for six weeks and made tremendous progress.  She went last summer, we are still in the thick of it, but she uses the DBT practices and knows what she should be eating (although knowing is not the same as doing, but that's a different story).
Hi kimbeth,
Thank you very much for that information. I am glad that your daughter made such good progress at the Center for Discovery and I will pass on your recommendation. I hope that your daughter continues make progress in eating what she needs to. Hang in there.
Every blessing,