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Why A Caregiver Multi-Family Group?

Participating in a group offers the additional opportunity to recognize the universality of the impact of an eating disorder, shared information, and hope through shared understanding. It can be a comfort to know that you and your family are not alone and there are many resources available.


For Caregivers

FBT is a type of eating disorders treatment in which families support their loved one at home by temporarily taking full responsibility for feeding them so they can restore their health. As long as clients are medically stable, FBT can be an effective way to receive treatment without leaving home. Many families prefer this over having their loved one go to a treatment center.

For Those in Recovery

Even though many teens with eating disorders are very responsible and capable in other areas of their lives, they need help with eating. Eating disorders often cause illogical thinking and can feel like an unwelcome voice in your head. In addition many teens experience shame and anxiety which makes balanced eating difficult. Parental support helps to interrupt these dangerous eating cycles. Checkout this article to hear from teens who have recovered using FBT.

For Clinicians

Outpatient clinicians can focus on guiding their patients’ families through the phases of treatment and feel confident that caregivers have the information they need about eating disorders and the recovery process.

If a patient needs to go to residential treatment, FBT reduces the risk of relapse when they return home because they have support by caregivers specifically trained in FBT. Outcome studies indicate a 40% relapse rate after residential treatment, usually within 90 days.

For Agencies

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