Eating Disorders: There’s Hope, with Family-Centered Care

Click on the photo above for a video on family-centered care available for patients like Makenna.

About 5 percent of adolescent girls and young adult females in the U.S. are diagnosed with eating disorders. Many more are suffering silently.
Golisano Children’s Hospital at the University of Rochester Medical Center is determined to help patients and their families recover from eating disorders. As part of our capital campaign, we’re making it a priority to enhance treatment for this complicated and devastating illness. Learn more about our Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Program here.
To better understand the toll an eating disorder can take on a young person, we invite you to listen to Julie, Makenna and Margaret — three local teens affected by eating disorders — as they share their stories. To learn more about the family-centered approach we take, watch this compelling video with girls’ families and Dr. Richard Kreipe, professor of Adolescent Medicine at Golisano Children’s Hospital.
More resources and information are available below:
  • Read about how we’re hoping to grow our program by visiting the Eating Disorders section of our giving website.
  • Watch a recent CW-WHAM interview with organizers of the Rainbow Classic — a set of basketball games between the Pittsford high schools, which take place Dec. 16, 2011. Proceeds from this year’s games will help support our Eating Disorders Program.
  • Read about Dr. Richard Kreipe, an international expert in eating disorders and adolescent medicine.
  • Find out about support services available to families faced with eating disorder issues.
What do you think, after seeing these videos of patients and families, sharing their stories?
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