Group Purpose & Format:
The Caregiver Nutrition Group consists of three parts: didactic (teaching) information on eating disorders awareness or nutrition, portioning training, and a question/answer segment. Parents and loved ones learn important skills for providing meal support and interacting with an individual struggling in their relationship with food.
Caregiver groups are not like traditional support groups wherein members can come and go as they please. Knowledge of eating disorder symptoms and how to support loved ones are significant factors in long-term recovery from this most deadly mental health problem. The support of other parents/loved ones who are enduring the upheaval an eating disorder creates in the life of a family is an invaluable part of this group.
To help create a safe atmosphere in the group, members are asked to commit to a minimum of four sessions in order to be added to the group roster. Group members are then assumed to be committed to attending weekly and will be billed for missed sessions, unless they have advised the Office Manager of withdrawal from the group or an upcoming absence at least 24 hours ahead of the next session. Members on our group roster will receive the video links to sessions via email at the beginning of each month.