Parents Help Other Parents Cope

Passing on a message from UNC/Duke (US):

Words from the Experts:
Parents Help Other Parents Cope with their Child’s Eating Disorder

Do you want to help researchers learn what families who have been affected by a child’s eating disorder need most?

Share your thoughts and ideas for helping parents to take care of themselves while coping with their child’s eating disorder. Graduate students from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are conducting focus group discussions in October and November to learn about parents’ experiences and challenges associated with having a child with an eating disorder. The discussions will be held at Duke University Medical Center and will last approximately 1.5 hours. Information gathered during the discussions will be used to help develop messages encouraging parents to seek support and care for themselves and cope with the fear of their child’s disorder reemerging.

Each participant will receive a $10 gift card and refreshments as a token of appreciation.

If you are interested in learning more or signing up for a focus group, please email Nancy Zucker at or call 919-684-0149, mention the parent discussion group and leave your name, number, and email. We will confirm your participation with a follow-up email and will inform you of the location, date and time. Thank you.


  1. I have a 13yr old daughter with a eating disorder for a little over a year now. Hospitalized in August 2009 at UCSF for a 13-day Refeeding Program. Relapsed 3 months later and is now at Center for Discovery in Menlo Park. It is a intensive residential program. She has been there since Nov. 30. I am seeking support groups with this disease.
    Hercules, California

  2. Trudy,

    Parents need support! Please come to the online support network at and see if there are local support groups in your area. No parent should feel alone!


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