This parent advocate's thoughts on claiming joy while loving someone with an eating disorder.
Monday, February 1, 2010
Reaching Out Against Eating Disorders - ROAED
I am so happy to share with you this wonderful opportunity for families living with eating disorders! If you can be in the New York area on March 20th this looks to be a great opportunity to make your own - Journey To Hope
Here is their information: Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 10:00 am - 5 pm, The Lighthouse International Conference Center, 111 East 59th Street, New York, NY
Please join ROAED and RAMS for a day of education, renewal and friendship. This event is for parents, spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, and other loved ones of those suffering from an eating disorder. Presentations will include guest speakers, music, art, coping skills and much more.
Visit www.familymentors.org to register. Registration deadline is February 20, 2010. Tickets $125 per person, lunch included.
Our goal with this workshop is to bring parents, mothers, fathers, boyfriends, husbands, and other loved ones of those suffering from an eating disorder together to empower you to feel you are not alone. It is to give you the freedom to realize it is okay to take care of yourself, as a person, and that in this way set an example for your child that you can survive this difficult time. We want to be able to educate as well as give a refreshing and new outlook on the recovery process. We envision that a Journey to Hope is the first of many workshops we can offer families.
Formal invitation and detailed program will follow.
For further information call ROAED at 212-935-2015 or RAMS at 585-797-3964.