Resources for families
Episode 21: Eating Disorders and the Holidays with Kezia Reeder
Episode 45: An Eating Disorder’s Impact on Siblings with Jaeden Luke & Kianna Garmanian
Episode 15: Hannah’s Recovery Story
Episode 12: Eating Disorders and Athletes
Episode 9: Jessie Diggins’ Recovery Story
The Emily Program Outcomes Infographic
NEDA Parent Toolkit
WithAll’s A Simple Guide for What to Say
STRIPED Report: Social and Economic Cost of Eating Disorders in the United States of America
Calculation of Expected Body Weight in Adolescents with Eating Disorders
Eating Disorders and Adolescents
Author: Maria Ganci
Overcoming Binge Eating
Author: Christopher Fairburn
When Your Teen Has A Eating Disorder
Author: Lauren Muhlheim
How To Nourish Your Child Through An Eating Disorder
Author(s): Casey Crosbie and Wendy Sterling
Autism And Eating Disorders In Teens
Author(s): Fiona Fisher Bullivant and Sharleen Woods
Spotting Eating Disorder in Kids
How do I Talk to my Children About Body Image?
I Think My Wife is Relapsing. What Can I Do to Help?
F.E.A.S.T. is an international organization of and for parents and caregivers to help loved ones recover from eating disorders by providing information and mutual support, promoting evidence-based treatment, and advocating for research and education to reduce the suffering associated with eating disorders.
This website is a nonprofit organization for parents trying to help their children heal from anorexia and bulimia through the use of the Maudsley (FBT) approach. This site is a great resource for learning about Maudsley concepts, processing some of your experiences and providing you with a link to other Maudsley resources.
Eating Disorders Coalition
This website is a compilation of professional organizations that are dedicated to research, policy and action in order to advocate on a federal level for people with eating disorders and their families.
An organization dedicated to education, resources, and support to those affected by eating disorders and has a wide variety of eating disorder resources and educational handouts.
The National Alliance for Eating Disorders offers free virtual support groups led by licensed eating disorder clinicians. Among them are weekly Pro-Recovery Support Groups for adults affected by an eating disorder and Friends & Family Support Groups for loved ones.
- Pro-Recovery Support Groups:
- Tuesdays, 4pm PT, 6pm CT, 7pm ET
- Thursdays, 4pm PT, 6pm CT, 7pm ET
- Saturdays, 8am PT, 10am CT, 11am ET
- LGBTQ+ Pro-Recovery Support Group: Wednesdays, 4pm PT, 6pm CT, 7pm ET
- Friends & Family Support Group: Thursdays, 4pm PT, 6pm CT, 7pm ET
Learn more and register on The Alliance’s website.
Hear speakers share their personal stories of dedication and perseverance on the road to recovery from eating disorders. Speakers include Emily Program staff, former clients, and community members. These community-based discussions around recovery are led by Emily Program clinicians.
Recovery Night is free and open to the public; anyone is invited to attend, including clients, support people, and the community. We know healing is not an easy journey but you can find hope here. Find the Recovery Night schedule below.
St. Paul – Como (6:30pm CT):
2265 Como Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
Upcoming dates: None currently scheduled
St. Paul Adolescent & Young Adult – Toogood (6pm CT):
2230 Como Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108
Upcoming dates: None currently scheduled
Seattle (6–7:30pm PT):
1700 Westlake Avenue North, Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98109
Please note that on nights a Recovery Night speaker cannot be secured, an Emily Program Expert Series Q&A will be hosted.
None currently scheduled
Share your recovery story
Your experience on the path to recovery can inspire others and affirm that there is hope. If you are willing to share your recovery story in a genuine and honest way, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you!
1-888-364-5977 ext. 1806
We know how overwhelming an eating disorder diagnosis can be for families and friends. The terminology. The process. The uncertainties. Share an evening with us to learn about eating disorders, our personalized treatment programs, and the path to recovery. Our knowledgeable staff at The Emily Program answer common concerns of families and friends facing eating disorder issues for the first time. You’ll leave with valuable resources and a better understanding of this serious mental health issue. We recommend family and friends who are new to eating disorders attend this session at least once before joining a Friends and Family Session for a better experience in the group.
Virtual Event: Eating Disorders 101, Hosted by Madeleine Manders, Therapist at our Seattle outpatient location: 2nd Thursday of the month, 6–7pm PT, 8-9pm CT, 9-10pm ET.
Upcoming dates: May 11, Jun 8, Jul 13, Aug 10, Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 9, Dec 14. Join us via Zoom.
The Emily Program offers free evening Friends and Family Sessions open to the public. No need to register; just drop in. (Please note: This group is intended for family and friends providing support to loved ones with an eating disorder. If you are a client or potential client, please attend our ED 101 or Recovery Night events if you would like to learn more.)
Virtual Event: Friends and Family Session, Hosted by Kylie Kirkwood, MSW, LSWAIC, Program Therapist at our Seattle outpatient location: 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month, 6–7pm PT, 8-9pm CT, 9-10pm ET.
Upcoming dates: May 4, Jun 1, Jul 6, Aug 3, Sep 7, Oct 5, Nov 2, Dec 7.Join us via Zoom
And: May 18, Jun 15, Jul 20, Aug 17, Sep 21, Oct 19, Nov 16, Dec 21. Join us via Zoom
There’s Help. There’s Hope! The Emily Program is a warm and welcoming place where individuals and their families can find comprehensive treatment for eating disorders and related issues. We want to hear your story. Email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and ask how you can become a contributor to our blog or podcast.