We are here for you!
We are here to assist you in finding the care you are seeking for your family member. We are sorry you needed to find us and glad you’ve found your way here. We are ready, willing and able to help support your advocacy efforts!
Our Global Task Force for Regional Action seeks to:
- share information about navigating successful treatment across each Canadian province and territory
- address eating disorder issues and concerns specifically relevant in a federal and provincial context
- raise awareness about F.E.A.S.T. in Canada
- promote F.E.A.S.T. goals and principles, especially the promotion of evidence-based treatment
Finding support for your child with an eating disorder in Canada
Finding support for your child with an eating disorder in Canada. If your family member is suffering from an eating disorder, the Canadian Advocacy Groups found here can help provide support and guidance in navigating the various treatment options available to your family.
Online support is also available throughout Canada from the following organizations:
- National Eating Disorder Information Centre
- Body Brave
- Eating Disorders Nova Scotia
- Looking Glass Foundation
- Canadian Mental Health Association
Helpful Medical Resources:
Once you begin to seek medical care for your family member, you may discover that eating disorders are not always well understood by all health care providers. Many parents have found the following documents helpful to share with their first points of contact in the medical system such as the Emergency Care Physician or your Family Physician.
- Putting Eating Disorders on the Radar of Primary Care Providers
- Eating Disorders: Critical Points for Early Recognition and Medical Risk Management in the Care of Individuals with Eating Disorders (Academy for Eating Disorders)
- Family Based Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Anorexia: Guidelines for the Family Physician (Canadian Pediatric Society)
- Determining treatment goal weights for children and adolescents with anorexia nervosa (Canadian Pediatric Society)
- Understanding Eating Disorders in Adolescence (Canped)
Further Learning and Resources for Caregivers:
- Feed Your Instinct: Is There a Problem?
- Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder: What a Parent Will See
- Diagnosis of an Eating Disorder
- Parents’ Guide to Eating Disorders
- Can FBT Strategies be used for Early Eating Disorder Intervention and Prevention?
- Meal Support Resources
- Is the Eating Disorder Treatment Your Child Getting FBT?
- Children Pediatric Growth Charts and Eating Disorders
- Ten Things I wish Physicians Would Know About Eating Disorders
- Ten Things Parents Wish Educators Knew About Eating Disorders
- Anorexia–Parents to Parents: What We Wish We Had Understood
- Call It as You See It: Advice to Parents
- If it were Cancer
- Cave Person Brain (Part 1)
- Cave Person Brain (Part 2)
- Skills: Parent Traps
- Anosognosia and Anorexia Symptoms
- Canadian Eating Disorders Strategy
- Eating Disorders Come in All Shapes and Sizes
- Who’s Considered Thin Enough for Eating Disorder Treatment?
- Going Sane – The Movie
- Going Sane – Facebook Page
- Eating Disorders: What Pediatricians and Parents Should Know
- The Nine Truths About Eating Disorders
- Eating Disorders From the Inside Out
- 10 Things I Want Parents to Know About Anorexia
**The links here are from Amazon.ca Please change to .com or .org depending on your country of residence
***This is not a complete list and is the reading most recommended until you and your person are well on the way to recovery. A comprehensive, peer-reviewed list will be coming soon!
- When Your Teen Has An Eating Disorder Dr. Lauren Muhlheim
- Sick Enough: A Guide To Medical Complications of Eating Disorders
- Binge Eating Disorder: The Journey To Recovery And Beyond
- Rehabilitate, Rewire, Recover!: Anorexia recovery for the determined adult
- Neural Rewiring for Eating Disorder Recovery: For real and meaningful mental freedom
- Decoding Anorexia: How Breakthroughs in Science Offer Hope for Eating Disorders