F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum

Welcome to F.E.A.S.T's Around The Dinner Table forum. This is a free service provided for parents of those suffering from eating disorders. It is moderated by kind, experienced, parent caregivers trained to guide you in how to use the forum and how to find resources to help you support your family member. This forum is for parents of patients with all eating disorder diagnoses, all ages, around the world.

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Hello all, I am trying to help a mom who has a 9 yr old with eating issues.They live in the Seattle Wa area.I thought i remembered a link or patient/caregiver feedback link.Any help appreciated
There is a treatment provider forum on FEAST you can search.

I would advise calling Kartini Clinic in Portland, Oregon. Have the mom speak with the intake coordinator to ask questions etc. The Kartini Clinic's treatment includes working with young children. We flew from the east coast to Portland for treatment when my son was diagnosed as age 12.5yrs. He was in a small environment, he came home (Ronald McDonald House) to me every night and weekend and there were only youngsters in the group.  

You're a good friend.
Son diagnosed @ 12.5 yrs old with Severe RAN 2/11. Co-morbids - anxiety, Active restriction for 3 months. He stopped eating completely 2x. He needed immediate, aggressive treatment from a provider who specialized in eating disorders, adolescents and males. We got that at Kartini Clinic. WR since 5/11. 2017 getting ready to graduate slipping lost 8lbs. Fighting our way back.
Hi there,

We have a very strong and supportive parent group in the Seattle area.  We meet monthly, and can also provide email or phone support to parents.  One of the parents in our group has a d who fell ill at 7, and who is now 10 and doing very well.

In the past few years, there are much better treatment options and available therapists in the area.

In particular, the Evidence Based Treatment Center is one such place, and the Drs. Doyle, Angela and Peter, have both done training and research with Lock and Le Grange (authors of How to Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder).

Feel free to email either Colleen or I for more information.

It is good to not only hope to be successful, but to expect it and accept it--Maya Angelou
Bontoplen, she can contact me at colleen@feast-ed.org.

We do have much better outpatient resources than when my d was ill in 2008. There are even residential resources that aren't too bad as long as the parents are on-board with taking charge afterwards. And we have our FEASTies on the ground. She is not alone!
Colleen in the great Pacific Northwest, USA

"What some call health, if purchased by perpetual anxiety about diet, isn't much better than tedious disease."
Alexander Pope, 1688-1744