How to Start a Local Caregiver’s Support Group
Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders believes parents have unique abilities to support one another.
F.E.A.S.T. Coffee Breaks is an initiative to help our members to connect with other local caregivers. Breaks can be anything from two moms arranging to meet at a coffee shop to informal regular gatherings for a group of families in a restaurant or someone’s home.
The goal is simple: to help isolated parents feel connected and empowered.
There is a special isolation to caregiving a loved one with an eating disorder, but also special concerns about privacy. For that reason we recommend using the Coffee Breaks Facebook page to allow parents to reveal their general location and arrange for meetings through the forum messaging system. We suggest that parents create “gmail” accounts to use on their ATDT profile if they wish to avoid sharing personal details.