All webinars will be released to you via email on the days indicated below. You do not have to watch them at any particular time. You can also re-watch them at a later time. We will encourage you to be mindful of our schedule of Facebook Live Q&A’s with some of our speakers, as it may be helpful to you to first watch their webinar and then follow up with them in the live session.
What Are Eating Disorders? Presented by Therese Waterhous, PhD, RDN: You have a loved one just diagnosed with an eating disorder. Now what? As you step into this new realm, learn what to expect, learn what eating disorders are and learn to navigate this strange land so you can be the best support you can be to your loved one.
Supporting Caregivers and Families on the Medical Side of Eating Disorders by Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani M.D., CEDS, FAED: In this webinar Dr. Gaudiani, one of the premier eating disorder specialty doctors in the US, provides answers to previously submitted family and caregiver questions and presents to you 6 ways to advocate for better medical care for your loved one.
Facebook Live Q&A with Dr. Gaudiani: Tuesday Oct. 16 at 10:30 AM PST
The Language of Eating Disorders by Norman Kim, PhD: It can be incredibly frustrating and disheartening to try so hard and feel like you’re talking to or living with someone who just is not their true self because their eating disorder is so strong. Although what is commonly referred to as “the eating disorder voice” can be a very different experience for different people, as a carer you can be better prepared to help when you’re able to identify and understand the ED voice. Norman Kim walks us through this, and other common ED-related issues, such as what may contribute to anxiety for someone with an eating disorder and what caregivers can do to help manage the anxiety. You will also hear about ways to communicate effectively with your loved one about the eating disorder.
Facebook Live Q&A with Norman Kim: Sun. 10/14 at 11 AM PST / 2 PM EST
Nutrition Throughout Recovery; What is “Normal” Eating? By Amanda Mellowspring, MS, RDN, CEDRD: Amanda covers an array of nutrition-related questions that often come up along the treatment path. Learn about how identify the end goal of treatment and recognize normal eating. You’ll learn about how food practices at home impact recovery and what you and others around can do to support pleasurable, adequate eating again. Also learn how to find an effective nutrition therapist/ dietitian and learn about the process of nutritional rehabilitation.
The Evolution of Caregiving Through the Lens of a Non-Parent Caregiver presented by Jamie Dannenberg: In this webinar, CJ, from thirdwheelED, shares her personal experience as a non-traditional caregiver, and provides insight, relatability, resources, and hope to other non-parent supporter’s going through the difficult process of watching their loved ones suffer from an eating disorder. CJ discusses the nuances specific to being a non-parent caregiver, and her experiences through the evolution of what she calls, the “stages of caregiving”. Through this perspective she offers non-parent caregivers practical guidance as to what they can do for themselves, as well as their loved ones in recovery, as they navigate the path towards recovery. Ideal for careers who support another adult.
Facebook Live Q&A with CJ: Sunday, 10/14 at 2:00 PM PST
Eating Disorder Therapy – What You Need to Know presented by Lauren Muhlheim, Psy.D., FAED, CEDS and Charlotte Thomas, LCSW : Gather some important tools to help you understand what to look for in a competent eating disorder therapist. Learn what therapies are best to use in eating disorder recovery. These two expert eating disorder therapists will talk honestly about finding good therapy and knowing what to expect from it and then what to do if you do not see progress. The tools they pass on to you will help you be an advocate for your loved one, when they can’t do it for themselves.
Facebook Live Q&A Therapy Panel:
Lauren Muhlheim: Saturday. 10/20 at 9:30 AM PST
Charlotte Thomas: Monday, 10/22 at 10 AM PST
Gloria Lucas from Nalgona Positivity Pride will be discussing her personal journey with recovery and the story behind the making of one of the leading organizations focusing on eating disorders awareness in communities of color. Lastly, Lucas will go over ways in which loved ones can be more supportive and sensitive to those struggling with an eating disorder.
Facebook Live Q&A with Gloria Lucas: Monday 10/22 at 11 AM PST
The Caregiver Path presented by Tabitha Farrar and Eva Musby: Some people become experts through their own lived experiences. Tabitha Farrar has navigated her own recovery from anorexia nervosa as an adult and Eva Musby has navigated the road to recovery for and with her daughter. Both of these experts will share how they did what they did, which is nothing short of incredible, and pass on to you many of the skills they found most needed.
Facebook Live Q&A Eva Musby: Saturday, 10/20 at 10:30 AM PST
Facebook Live Q&A Tabitha Farrar: Saturday, 10/20 at 11:30 AM PST
In the Event of an Emergency by Dr. Suzanne Dooley-Hash, M.D.: No one expects or wants to plan for an emergency, however, it is important to be prepared with how to respond is something does happen. In this video, Dr. Dooley-Hash explains to you what signs and symptoms indicate an emergency and provides tools for how to speak up with a doctor or health care provider in the emergency department. Dr. Dooley-Hash will also provide you with information about weight bias and weight stigma in healthcare and in our culture as it relates to eating disorders.
Facebook Live Q&A with Dr. Dooley-Hash: Monday, 10/22 at 10:30 AM PST
The Plate-By-Plate Approach presented by Casey Crosbie RDN, CSSD: This webinar is about empowering parents to listen to their intuition rather than the eating disorder. Parents/ caregivers will learn mealtime strategies to reduce their child’s (and their own) anxiety at mealtime.