At Rogers, we recognize that many family members and close friends wonder how to respond to their loved one during treatment for an eating disorder. As an adjunct to the family therapy sessions, a monthly Saturday program gives families and friends an opportunity to understand how these complex illnesses affect them.
Each day-long program is designed to help people who are a key part of the patient’s support system understand how they can help patients as they practice alternative coping skills and better responses to triggers and stress. At each program, family and friends have opportunities to interact with members of the treatment team and participate in a variety of presentations and activities.
The Eating Disorder Center at Rogers Memorial Hospital invites residents and their family and friends to attend our Family and Friends Program. This program gives family and friends of current residents an opportunity to meet staff at the Eating Disorder Center and participate in a number of presentations and activities. The day is designed to help participants learn about eating disorders and how eating disorders affect the family. Everyone will have opportunities to ask questions of staff. It also provides the chance for family members and friends to get to know each other and receive support.
Those who will be attending are asked to sign up on the resident’s floor, call Phill Lepple (800-767-4411, ext. 1040) or e-mail Jane Mammel at firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week before the date to reserve their place. Lunch will be provided.
Friday programs begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Moulthrop Room, located on the third floor in the main hospital building. Saturday programs begin at 9 a.m. in the Multi-Purpose Center.