Caring for someone with an eating disorder is hard. At F.E.A.S.T., we know that one of the best ways to help struggling parents is to provide them with knowledge and information. To that end, we designed FEAST of Knowledge 2022, an enlightening educational event, which will take place on March 27 between 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EST US. The program features informative and engaging presentations on a broad range of topics that are extremely relevant to parents and caregivers.
Our second concurrent workshop session features three fantastic sessions on very different topics, so participants can choose which workshop speaks to them the most. The topics are:
Medical Complications of Eating Disorders:
We know that all eating disorders carry potential medical complications, some of which can be serious. Parents are often unaware that some of the symptoms that they are seeing are indicative of medical issues requiring immediate attention. Dr. Suzanne Dooley-Hash will be offering important information related to the medical management of eating disorders.
Crisis Survival Skills For Parents: Putting On Your Own Emotional Oxygen Mask Before Helping Your Child:
Having a child with an eating disorder is a crisis situation, and survival skills are required to help caregivers get through the storm. Dr. Lucene Wisniewski will be teaching these critical skills, showing parents how to put on their own oxygen mask first.
The Running Battle: Essential Information About Including Exercise In Eating Disorder Recovery:
Parents have lots of questions and concerns regarding exercise and sports during recovery (and beyond). Eating disorders researcher Jessica Barker will be tackling this issue in her presentation and will be basing her workshop on her own current research on this topic.
We know that it’s really hard to choose just one of these workshops; don’t worry, you don’t have to! All conference sessions will be available for viewing on demand following FEAST of Knowledge for those who register.