COVID-19 has presented many challenges for people with eating disorders and their families. One of those challenges is an increase in wait time for treatment due to heightened demand. Early intervention leads to a better outcome, which is why it is so critical to start immediate treatment. What recourse do parents have when the wait for treatment is excessive, and they are losing ground to their child’s eating disorder? The answer is F.E.A.S.T. FIRST30Days service.
F.E.A.S.T. FIRST30Days can be used as a stop-gap for families who are waiting (and waiting) for treatment. It gives parents critical information and resources on both eating disorders and on caregiving that enables them to understand their child’s illness, how it should be treated, what action they need to take, and how to maximize their family’s strengths in order to support their child’s recovery.
F.E.A.S.T. FIRST30Days is also highly recommended for parents whose children are currently in treatment. The content is written by parents, for parents, which is what makes it so unique and innovative. F.E.A.S.T. FIRST30Days is designed not only to educate parents, but to empower and to support them as well.
There is a wealth of information in F.E.A.S.T. FIRST30Days, broken up into 30 daily units, focusing on a wide range of topics, each with approximately 30 minutes of material. People who register for F.E.A.S.T. FIRST30Days receive an email a day for 30 days with that day’s lesson. By the end of the 30 day period, of those parents who have responded, 90% feel more empowered, knowledgeable, and better equipped to help their child. Some of these parents are new and others are seasoned and experienced. Regardless, the overwhelming response to F.E.A.S.T. FIRST30Days has been that it provides resources, tools, and skills that are invaluable to parents in our community.
If you haven’t yet experienced F.E.A.S.T. FIRST30Days, you can register here and find out for yourself how 30 days can make a world of difference when properly utilized.