What BMI and Weight-for-height (WFH) mean, and how they cannot be used for advice. Read this if your child’s therapist uses BMI or WFH
A video to support parents supporting a child with an eating disorder. Created to give you hope and a bigger perspective, and of course, courage, vision, and meaning.
Listen to my inteview by Cathy Cortese for the ED Matters podcast, on:
Helping parents support their children in recovery.
Don’t end treatment before it’s finished! What still needs to be done when refeeding and weight-restoration is done, when Phase 2 of FBT might begin, or the start of a ‘maintenance phase’. Also after discharge from a unit. From my free helpsheets.
Tips on exposure to fear foods. Parents are very likely to want this a few weeks into treatment, when they’re wondering whether to give their child the same easy foods over and over again, or whether it’s wise to start bringing in more normal variety. This is also relevant much later in treatment when people are stuck.
Tips to get your child to eat and start refeeding in anorexia/eating disorder treatment. Based on my free helpsheets for parents.
What parents need to know right at the start of treatment. This shows the first of my free helpsheets for parents of a child with an eating disorder
For schools: The DO’s and DON’Ts of health promotion, body confidence, diets, disordered eating and obesity prevention. Includes validated body confidence programs.
What information should schools give to staff and pupils on eating disorders? This will help with early detection and remove stigma, while also not providing vulnerable pupils with a ‘how-to’ manual
Practical help schools can give with mealtime supervision, reporting back to parents, dealing with deadlines and school trips (pupils with an eating disorder)