F.E.A.S.T has a range of resources available to families which can be predominantly be found in its What you need to know section
F.E.A.S.T’s comprehensive quick-reference eating disorders dictionary, covering more than 400 terms and concepts used in the diagnosis, treatment and research of eating disorders, eating disturbances and associated conditions. The glossary, published with the help of a team of experts in the eating disorders field, is written for parents and caregivers but it may also help non-specialist professionals and general practitioners understand the complex world of eating disorders.
The F.E.A.S.T glossary is copyright by F.E.A.S.T. – Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders — an international non-profit organization helping families and caregivers of individuals with eating disorders. We invite eating disorders associations, institutions and treatment providers around the world to link their websites to our glossary for free: http://glossary.feast-ed.org
The Around The Dinner Table forum is a free service provided for parents of those suffering from eating disorders by F.E.A.S.T. 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. If you need help using the forum please reach out to one of the moderators.
“WHEN THE PARENT IS SUPPORTED THE PATIENT IS SUPPORTED”
A collection of posts from the Around teh Dinner Table forum which pothe families have found incredibly useful and insightful in their own journeys. All posts are categorised under useful headings.
Closed Facebook groups
ATDTfb: An international support group for ED caregivers on Facebook as a supplementary support forum to the F.E.A.S.T Around the Dinner Table online Forum.
Eating Disorder Parent Support (EDPS): An international support group for adults who care, or have cared for a loved one with an eating disorder. We are here for peer-to-peer sharing, support, education, guidance, encouragement, and to offer HOPE as we support our loved ones toward recovery
Both of these groups provide a private environment for connecting with other caregivers and cater for all types of caregivers from parents, friends, siblings and spouses.
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