"EDLC July 2010 Newsletter 4"
MAINELY GIRLS JULY 23, 2010 Volume 1, Issue 4 IT’S NOT ABOUT FOOD – EAT THE RIGHT THING DISHING WITH THE EATING DISORDERS LEARNING COLLABORATIVE Recommitting Ourselves to Addressing Eating Disorders st As of July 1 , Mainely the information they need trainings for School- Girls has returned to to begin recognizing and Based Health Centers, being a stand-alone non- getting help for students Planned Parenthood, and profit and is no longer a who may be developing Family Planning project of Medical Care eating disorders. (The providers. And, we are Development. EDLC team list will be considering creating a distributed statewide, so Maine Eating Disorders We are continuing our you will likely see an Association which might commitment to increasing increase in the number of be started in conjunction the opportunities for early children and adolescents w ith an annual eating intervention and team whose parents contact disorders conference for treatment provided by you.) team members and local, trained providers others. throughout Maine, and 2) Expand our eating we have significant plans disorders trainings for As you can see, lots of for the coming year. professionals to include plans afoot. dental hygienists and We will continue to: You will be receiving a dentists. We will arrange questionnaire to fill out 1) Support the 28 teams for eating disorders online in September. with 132 members, and workshops at the Maine Dental Association and Meanwhile, please feel 2) Assist those in need the Maine Association of free to contact me at any of help who contact our Dental Hygienists’ annual time with your questions, office to find the clinical conferences. We hope ideas, needs or requests. treatment they are that some of these dental For the summer it’s seeking. professionals will either easiest to reach me inby We will also: join your existing teams phone or email 8 AM - or act as local resources 12 PM. 1) Work with the Maine for you. Department of Education And I’m always happy to to provide all Maine Depending on time and go on the road and visit middle and high school financial support, we teams! Please invite me! Mainely Girls teachers and staff with would also like to offer Mary Orear, Director Keep up the good work!! PO Box 793 Rockport, ME 04856 Phone Team News and Information 207-230-0170 Growing Your Teams of others in their area want to join the team and E-mail with expertise who want learn from the members. firstname.lastname@example.org Several teams have the support that being a added new members in 3) A team member team member provides, the last months, and this leaves and someone is Web seems to happen in one 2) Those in the local needed to fill that spot. www.mainelygirls.org of three ways: community with a serious In all cases, please email commitment to treating 1) Team members learn me so the team list can eating disorders who remain current. Page 2 Dishing w ith the Eating Disorders Learning Collaborative Team News and Information Continued Welcome New Members Important and Valuable necessary, or just be Community Resource known to you as an The Portland Team is important and valuable pleased to have Ann Ellen Brown of the Belfast local resource is up to Conley APRN-BS of USM Team has found a you, and the trainer, and join them as of this personal trainer with an perhaps the client, summer. understanding of eating disorders and an ability to You might find him/her by One of the greatest The Belfast Team also work with someone who word of mouth, calling the has a new member, benefits of being a Dorothy Howard, PhD, has these illnesses. Y, a local health club or member of the Eating LCSW, a woman with Identifying such a person center, or your local Disorders Learning hospital. Is there some- years of experience locally is a great idea. one who works in physical Collaborative is that treating those with eating Whether the trainer would rehabilitation who would treatment providers no disorders. want to formally join your have this expertise? longer feel so alone. Welcome aboard! team, attend certain meet- It’s a good time to find out! ings when you consider it Team News and Information Continues On…. Classic Meeting Notes this led to a discussion 3) Addressing parental about the following: guilt to help parents avoid Once again our Rhonda barriers to setting Benner and her team expectations for safety have distinguished them- 1) How to proceed when selves, this time by the adolescent is angry 4) Managing the sending an absolutely and unwilling to connect challenges of working with classic meeting report. a split family (Names and ages have 2) Assisting parents with setting up behavioral been changed to protect Ah! So clear, so simple, consequences for resist- privacy.) Take a look: and takes just a moment ing expectations related to to do. the eating disorder Jean presented an recovery and for other Thanks, Rhonda, for interesting case (17 year unacceptable behaviors sending these, and don’t old and her family) and hesitate to send your team notes! (Hint. Hint.) Resources and Information: Statewide NEED Peer Supervision Street in Portland in the discussing the possibility Upper Auditorium – Level of offering this peer The New England Eating B-2. supervision group as a Disorders Peer Super- monthly interactive vision Group is open to all Pre-arranged participation webinar. We’ll keep you providers. via speaker-phone is posted. posssible by contacting The group will meet on th th Jane Prairie at 879-3803 July 30 , August 27 , th or email@example.com. and September 24 at Mercy Hospital, 144 State The NEED Program is \ Dishing w ith the Eating Disorders Learning Col laborative Page 3 Resources and Information: National A FREE Webinar for challenging season for Recovery – Goal Setting Those in Recovery: people in eating disorder for Your Recovery "Home for the Summer” recovery. To assist you on Process - Body Image A Workshop From The your recovery journey, Concerns During the Renfrew Center Renfrew staff will host a Summer - Coping with workshop webinar geared the Challenges of Tues, July 27 12:00- – to help attendees self- Vacations 1:15 PM EST or reflect and recharge. Under the guidance of a The webinar is open to Wed. July 28, 2010 8- therapist, participants will anyone who is struggling 9:15 PM EST engage in journaling and with disordered eating. group discussion. Summer is a time Please contact Kelly Fieni associated with fun and Topics Include: Assessing at 1-877-367-3388 or and Stepping Up Your firstname.lastname@example.org to relaxation, but it can be a register. Resources and Information: National New Adolescent Residential Treatment with an eating disorder. and depression are also Program treated as part of the Led by a multi- program. Harmony Place has disciplinary team of opened an adolescent health care Family members will eating disorders program professionals, the experience hands-on, at St. Joseph’s Villa in program offers family-based therapy Rochester, NY with an 8- individual, group, and sessions to learn about . bed community treatment family therapies. eating disorders and residence offering round- recovery at home. Co-occurring disorders, the-clock comprehensive such as chemical For referral information: service to boys and girls dependency, anxiety www.harmonyplaceeating (ages 12-19) struggling disorders.org Resources and Information: Especially for College Teams The transition from high Because of the connection In May of 2010 The Jed The campaign offers a school to college is a between eating disorders Foundation and the free, customizable, online and suicide, we’d lilke you American Psychiatric resource center, major time for the onset to know about the Jed Foundation launched the www.transitionyear.org, of eating disorders, or for Foundation. Started in new Transition Year with a large variety of the reoccurrance of those 2000, it works nationally Program, an innovative materials. Very worth developed earlier. to reduce the rate of campaign that helps Webinar knowing about! suicide and the students and their families prevalence of emotional focus on emotional health distress among college before, during and after and university students. the college transition. Tuesday, July 27, 2010 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM EDT Page 4 Dishing w ith the Eating Disorders Learning Collaborative New sletter Title The Summer Book Sale Is On CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITIES Summer Sale at Gürze Books: The NEDA Store is powered by Gürze Books which has specialized in eating disorders resources since 1980. They are offering a 20% Training Institute for discount on their books throughout this summer. Simply go here and click on one of Child and Adolescent the topics under “Books” on the left hand side and use discount code: SS2010 at Eating Disorders: checkout. (This discount applies only to Gürze products and does not apply to NEDA Family-based Treatment jewelry or other NEDA logo items, for instance.) Training (Maudsley) Sept. 13-14 Chicago Renfrew Half-Day Maudsley Parents Newsletter for July 2010 Conference: Food, Body Image and The July issue of the Maudsley Parents Newsletter (sent along with this newsletter) includes an interview with Dr. James Lock on Medication in the Treatment of Child Eating Disorders in the Jewish Community and Adolescent Eating Disorders. Oct. 20 Parents Act Now: Dr. Lock and Stanford University are also conducting a research Boca Raton study examining the effectiveness and acceptability of an online parent-training 4 CEU’s program to help prevent and/or overcome anorexia nervosa. They are looking for parents of girls aged 11-16 years old who have been diagnosed with an eating National Eating disorderwith in the past six months to participate. Additional information is Disorders included in the Maudsley Parents Newsletter. (This could be a very interesting study Association for some of our Maine parents to be become involved in!) Conference: Family-Based Treatment for Adolescents with Eating Disorders: Current Status, Building Bridges to New Applications, and Future Directions by Katharine Loeb and Daniel le Grange. Recovery This article can be found on the Maudsley Parents website. Oct. 8-10 NYC th Renfrew’s 20 Conference for I’m Willing to Help! Professionals If you want to attend a conference but would like to find some to share a room or Honoring the Past, transportation with, please let me know. I’m very happy to play the go-between! Embracing the Future Nov. 12-14 Philadelphia Windham Team – Way to Go! Most of us remember the eminently qualified Hateh and are trying to figure frustration expressed so Ghanizadeh for three out how to manage at passionately by the team days to assess the all.” that works with women at situation and make We are hoping that the the Correctional Center in recommendations. recommendations for Windham. Their concern, As Kim Struck wrote, “It Windham can eventually expressed at all three of was a hectic three day be shared with other QuickTime™ and a the Core trainings center- crammed full visit. correctional centers in TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor ed on the overwhelming are needed to see this picture. Because people have left Maine, as we’ve learned number of women they positions here, so I am that Windham is not work with who have covering a couple more alone in facing a large serious eating disorders. jobs besides my own number of inmates with This spring they took duties, we have not eating disorders. action and persuaded the started in on any of the DOC to bring in the recommendations yet