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NEDAwareness Week Madison WI
Date: February 22, 2015
Time: 12:00 AM
Location: Madison High Schools and Madison Area
City: Madison
State: WI
Details: In the planning stages of this event with a lot of ideas and functioning parts. If you want to get involved with the NEDA week in Madison Please contact me!
Contact: genna@waldenliving.com



Interrupting the Stigma: Putting an End to Size-Shaming
Date: January 30, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
Location: UBC Robson Square, Main Lecture Hall, 800 Robson Street
City: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Details: Interrupting the Stigma: Putting an End to Size-Shaming UBC Robson Square, Main Lecture Hall, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada January 30, 2016, 12:00-1:30pm Free panel discussion (tickets required) in recognition of Eating Disorder Awareness Week (Feb. 1-7, 2016) presented by the Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign. Our panelists bring professional and personal expertise in the areas of weight stigma, body image, and eating disorders. Come for a rich dialogue and discussion and leave with ideas how to put an end to size-shaming. Panel members: Kristi Gordon, Tyson Busby, Caitlin O’Reilly, Ali Eberhardt Moderator: CaraLynne McLean Registration: pedawpanel.eventbrite.ca
Contact: pedaw@familyservices.bc.ca



The Hunt to Love Our Bodies, Love Ourselves!
Date: February 1, 2016
Time: 12:00 AM
Location: Open to residents of BC, Canada; Online
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Details: Want to win prizes in an online scavenger hunt? Using your Android, iPhone or tablet device, complete missions for points using a free app called "GooseChase," all in the name of Eating Disorders Awareness! Grand prize is an iPad Mini (donated by Family Services of the North Shore)! Presented by The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign. Random Draw Prizes: • $100.00 Gift Certificate towards The Source courtesy of Bell Let's Talk • $50.00 Gift Certificate towards Best Buy • Inspirational Necklace from Wonderkath Etsy Shop The game runs February 1, 2016 at 12:00amPST until February 29th, 2016 at 11:59pmPST Open to residents of BC, Canada.
Contact: pedaw@familyservices.bc.ca



Eating Disorder Family Awareness Night
Date: February 3, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Pascack Valley High School
City: Hillsdale
State: NJ
Details: The Eating Disorder Family Awareness Night is meant to instigate a better awareness and understanding of Eating Disorders to adults, eighteen years or older. A student speaker, who, as a freshman in high school, developed anorexia and then bulimia, and, as a sophomore, was hospitalized for two months and in treatment for 6 months, will lead the event by sharing her experience with Eating Disorders. A panel of specialists that work at the Eating Disorder Program at Goryeb Children's Hospital in Summit, NJ, will be present to share further information about these illnesses and answer any questions/concerns. Please call 917-254-1729 or email, berensva@pascack.k12.nj.us , for more information.
Contact: berensva@pascack.k12.nj.us



#Purple4PEDAW
Date: February 5, 2016
Time: 6:00 AM
Location: British Columbia, Canada
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Details: #Purple4PEDAW is a day designed to bring awareness to eating disorders. Various landmarks in BC, Canada will be turning #Purple4PEDAW in support including BC Place, Sails of Light (Canada Place), Olympic Cauldron Arms at Jack Poole Plaza (Vancouver Convention Centre), the dome at Science World at Telus World of Science, City Hall and more! Presented by The Provincial Eating Disorders Awareness (PEDAW) campaign. How you can support #Purple4PEDAW • On Feb. 5th, wear purple! Send us photos of yourself and any BC purple landmarks on our Facebook (http://bit.ly/Purple4PEDAW2016) and Twitter (@loveourbodies) pages • Turn your social media #Purple4PEDAW during Eating Disorder Awareness Week (Feb. 1-7, 2016): http://twibbon.com/support/purple4pedaw-2 • Join our ThunderclapIt campaign & help amplify our message! https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/35601-purple4pedaw • Display a message about #Purple4PEDAW on your social media channels Our list in progress of participating venues can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/Venues2016
Contact: pedaw@familyservices.bc.ca



The Renfrew Center - So Hungry For Connection: The New Therapy Relationship for Today’s Dysregulated Teens and Young Adults
Date: February 10, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
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Details: There is no way around a simple fact — regardless of the approach, the instrument of change is you, the clinician, and the relationship you are able to create in treatment. But in today's world, increasingly dysregulated ED teens and young adults have different relationship experiences than those our training prepares us for. We therapists know this all too well, so we fly by the seat of our pants under the radar, working in ways far outside our traditional clinical approaches. What, then, are the key aspects of a transformational therapy relationship today: How do we get through to symptom-ridden, attention-deprived kids and make ourselves heard? How can we stay remembered between sessions and cut through the drama of their everyday world? How are we to express caring that creates secure attachment in disordered lives? Using clear guidelines and case examples, Dr. Taffel will describe the new rules of a 21st century therapy relationship that calms hyper-arousal, thaws habituated acting-out, and helps kids knit together their fragmented selves.
Contact: Elizabeth Powers - 215-482-5353 or epowers@renfrewcenter.com



Eating Disorder Awareness Week
Date: February 19, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Colorado Mountain College
City: Rifle
State: CO
Details: Body of Knowledge will celebrate Eating Disorder Awareness Week. The week long event will be at Colorado Mountain College, Rifle Colorado, and will start with a presentation of the movie Beauty Mark. Body of Knowledge week will continue from February 22nd-28th, where the campus will offer a daily lunch time dance or walk event. The body never lies and holds the key to recovery, confidence and peace of mind. Join us in beautiful Rifle, Colorado, for Beauty Mark to learn more about eating disorders.
Contact: Libby Neal, MA, LPC 720-341-2199



Adventures in Self-Care: Everyday Strategies for Nurturing an Imperfect Recovery in the Real World
Date: February 21, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt
City: Towson
State: MD
Details: Featured Speaker: MELISSA FABELLO, M.Ed. WHAT IS SELF-CARE? In this interactive presentation, Melissa Fabello will provide personal insight into the mechanics of recovery while exploring ways in which honest, holistic wellness can be cultivated from the inside-out. Melissa's straight-forward, real-world experience will help audiences of all ages and genders apply concepts of radical self-love to their own understanding of eating disorder recovery. Attendance is FREE but space is limited. Pre-registration is required to reserve seats.
Contact: kclemmer@sheppardpratt.org / (410) 427-3886



Uncovering the Illusion: Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion Hosted by Rock Recovery
Date: February 25, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: 2021 14th St NW
City: Washington
State: DC
Details: We have been bombarded with unattainable standards of beauty, and there are consequences. Join Rock Recovery and presenting sponsor Center for Discovery for an eye-opening screening of the documentary "The Illusionists" followed by a panel discussion featuring body image, eating disorder and media experts. "The Illusionists" provides insight to communities and individuals about how mass marketing media images are created and how they distort the true meaning of beauty, resulting in individuals feeling self doubt, uncertainty, and having body dissatisfaction. The post-screening discussion will shed light on how media, body dissatisfaction and insecurity can all play a role in the development of disordered eating. Schedule of events: Networking happy hour: 6:00 - 7:00 PM Documentary screening: 7:00 - 7:45 PM Q&A and panel discussion: 7:45 - 8:30 PM In addition to serving as a unique opportunity for community education and engagement, this event will help support Rock Recovery's programs and will raise funds to provide affordable treatment for men and women battling disordered eating and educational programs for all ages. To sponsor this event, please contact Rock Recovery's Executive Director, Christie Dondero, at christie@rockrecoveryed.org or 571-255-9906. About Rock Recovery More than 30 million Americans will battle an eating disorder at some point in their lifetime, and only 1 in 10 get treatment due to affordability, accessibility and stigma. Rock Recovery was founded to bridge gaps in treatment and understanding of disordered eating so that those numbers will change. Based on the belief that true freedom from disordered eating is possible, Rock Recovery has been working tirelessly since 2009 so that more men, women and children will be spared the devastating effects of the disease. Rock Recovery has been serving the Washington, DC community and beyond since for the past seven years and has provided affordable outpatient treatment to more than 75 clients and community empowerment programs to 10,000 individuals About "The Illusionists" Sex sells. What sells even more? Insecurity. Multi-billion dollar industries saturate our lives with images of unattainable beauty, exporting body hatred from New York to Beirut to Tokyo. Their target? Women, and increasingly men and children. The Illusionists turns the mirror on media, exposing the absurd, sometimes humorous, and shocking images that seek to enslave us. Special thanks to our presenting sponsor Center for Discovery.
Contact: christie@rockrecoveryed.org



Food, Body, and Self
Date: February 25, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Brown University, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
City: Providence
State: RI
Details: Join us for a panel discussion that will address common questions related to eating disorder, weight concerns, body image, and the impact these issues can have on college students. Featured panelists include Diane DerMarderosian, MD, Pediatric Co-Direct of the Hasbro Partial Hospital Program (HPHP), Michelle Rickerby, MD, Psychiatric Co-Director of HPHP, Allison Hall, LICSW, Clinical Social Worker for The Eating Disorders Program at Hasbro Children's Hospital, and Adriana Brayman, RD, from Brown University Health Services. This event is part of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (2/21-27/16), and the Celebrate Every Body Week at Brown University.
Contact: Heather_Hower@Brown.edu



“I Had No Idea…” Understanding our Relationship to Food, Body, and Self
Date: February 25, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Brown University, Rhode Island Hall, Room 108
City: Providence
State: RI
Details: Description: Join us for an expert panel discussion that will address common questions related to eating disorders, weight concerns, body image, and the impact these issues can have on college students. Featured panelists include Diane DerMarderosian, MD, Pediatric Co-Director of the Hasbro Partial Hospital Program (HPHP), Michelle Rickerby, MD, Psychiatric Co-Director of HPHP, Allison Hall, LICSW, Clinical Social Worker for The Eating Disorders Program at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and Adriana Brayman, RD, a Nutritionist in private practice. The event is free and doors open at 6:15pm. There will be a Q&A session (with an opportunity to submit anonymous questions) following the discussion.
Contact: Heather_Hower@Brown.edu



Mandalas, Meditation & Music: A Free Mindfulness Workshop
Date: February 25, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: The Conference Center at Sheppard Pratt
City: Towson
State: MD
Details: A fun and unique way to explore the benefits of mindfulness... With guidance and insight from clinical experts, participants will be introduced to a variety of mindfulness exercises designed to reduce stress, improve overall well-being and support eating disorder recovery. Workshop elements include: • Introduction to the Benefits of Mindfulness • Mindful Music Techniques • Calming Jars & Guided Meditation • Art as a Tool for Stress Relief: Mandalas & Music Come alone or bring your friends. No experience is necessary to benefit from these approaches.
Contact: kclemmer@sheppardpratt.org / (410) 427-3886



The Something for Kelly Foundation's 4th Annual Gala
Date: February 26, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Hilton Gardon Inn
City: St Louis/O'Fallon
State: IL
Details: The fundraiser will include a panel of speakers, a silent auction, dinner and a live band for more than 300 guests from Belleville, Waterloo, Millstadt and the surrounding areas. 100% of the proceeds of the event will benefit children at risk for eating disorders, their parents, and extended family that will be served through the foundation. Something for Kelly, Inc. (SFK) is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to empower children ages 6-12 to take control of their predisposition to eating disorders. Established in 2013, the foundation is geared towards preventing eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating and body dysmorphic disorder. The most aggressive and deadliest of all eating disorders - anorexia nervosa - affects 1 in every 100 girls, with recent studies showing girls as young as 8 being hospitalized with the condition. Through its programs and services the foundation is committed to rebalancing the lives of children in this age demographic so that the grim prospects don’t materialize.
Contact: Evann Whitt - ewhitt@somethingforkelly.org



San Diego, CA NEDA Walk
Date: February 27, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: NTC at Liberty Station
City: San Diego
State: CA
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



Athens, GA NEDA Walk
Date: February 27, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: University of Georgia Health Center
City: Athens
State: GA
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



Twin Cities, MN NEDA Walk
Date: February 28, 2016
Time: 7:30 AM
Location: Mall of America
City: Bloomington
State: MN
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



Phoenix, AZ NEDA Walk
Date: March 6, 2016
Time: 6:00 AM
Location: Phoenix Zoo
City: Phoenix
State: AZ
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



The Renfrew Center - Manage Webinar for "Demystifying the Medical Complications of Eating Disorders: What Every Non-Medical Practitioner Should Know
Date: March 9, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
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Details: This comprehensive presentation will not only review the medical complications of eating disorders but will provide attendees with how to use this information to help their patients find the motivation for recovery. The therapist can have a unique role in shepherding the patient, the family and the physician to "use the crisis" as an tool for recovery. To quote Rahm Emmanuel, "You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean is that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before." In this presentation, Dr. Hahn will support and broaden this perspective - never let even a minor physical discomfort go to waste; perhaps this moment of dis-ease will prompt a step toward recovery.
Contact: Elizabeth Powers - 215-482-5353 or epowers@renfrewcenter.com



Orlando, FL NEDA Walk
Date: March 12, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Lake Eola
City: Orlando
State: FL
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



Miami, FL NEDA Walk
Date: March 13, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: University of Miami Medical Campus
City: Miami
State: FL
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



Nashville, TN
Date: March 19, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Centennial Park
City: Nashville
State: TN
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



Memphis, TN NEDA Walk
Date: March 20, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Rhodes College/Overton Park
City: Memphis
State: TN
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



The Renfrew Center - Complex Treatment for the Complex Eating Disorder Client: Integrating ACT and Experiential Strategies
Date: April 1, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Details: This seminar provides acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) strategies and experiential, expressive methods to provide powerful treatment resources for the practitioner. The psychological complexity of eating disorder clients – diverse race, culture, sexual orientation and age – who present with one or more co-occurring disorders and, all too often, a history of treatment failures, will be addressed. Attendees will learn to assess the appropriate level of care, prioritize treatment targets and address the temporal order of treatment. This presentation will also incorporate use of body/mind approaches and innovative methods for the clinician. Lecture, demonstration exercises and video clips will be utilized.
Contact: Debbie Lucker - 1-877-367-3383 or dlucker@renfrewcenter.com



St. Louis, MO NEDA Walk
Date: April 2, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Tilles Park
City: St. Louis
State: MO
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



The Renfrew Center - The False Self: The Complexity of Body Image and Identity Issues in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
Date: April 8, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Balboa Bay Resort
City: Newport Beach
State: CA
Details: Body image is perhaps the least understood and most complex of the core issues associated with eating disorder treatment. As an integral part of the life cycle, body image development shifts and adapts as we age and engage in life experiences. It is ironic that although our clients are focused on and obsessed with their bodies, they remain virtually disconnected from the experience of living in their bodies. This seminar will address the intricate interplay between brain, body and beliefs (why we believe what we believe). Repetition of messages and experiences become internalized and influence not only self-perception and self-talk, but the body itself. Negative reinforcement often becomes imprinted in the client's bodymind, feels "true" and serves as the client's identity. Attendees will learn body-focused strategies designed to help clients reclaim their "authentic" self. Lecture, demonstration/experiential exercises and video clips will be utilized and attendees will be provided with a resource packet.
Contact: Debbie Lucker - 1-877-367-3383 or dlucker@renfrewcenter.com



Los Angeles, CA NEDA Walk
Date: April 9, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Crescent Bay Park
City: Santa Monica
State: CA
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



ICEBREAKER - Breaking The Silence Gala
Date: April 9, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Colorado Ballroom at Grand Hyatt
City: Denver
State: CO
Details: The Eating Disorder Foundation's 4th Annual Fundraising Gala includes a silent and live auction, dinner, and dancing. Tickets and sponsorship opportunities are still available.
Contact: info@eatingdisorderfoundation.org



Philadelphia, PA NEDA Wa;l
Date: April 10, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: XFINITY Live! Philadelphia
City: Philadelphia
State: PA
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



Boston, MA NEDA Walk
Date: April 10, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Newton North High School
City: Newton
State: MA
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



The Renfrew Center - When Allergies and Eating Disorders Collide: Using A Case Study Approach to Explore Special Diets
Date: April 13, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
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Details: For both dietitians and clinicians alike, extremely challenging circumstances occur when patients with eating disorders report food allergies or intolerances that may or may not be medically confirmed. This webinar explores such situations through case studies of eating disorder individuals in residential and non-residential levels of care who required special diets to meet their nutritional needs. Special diets will include Kosher , gluten-free, dairy-free, low FODMAPs and bariatric surgery. Suggestions to differentiate between a true food allergy/intolerance versus eating disorder preferences will be discussed.
Contact: Elizabeth Powers - 215-482-5353 or epowers@renfrewcenter.com



Champaign-Urbana, IL NEDA Walk
Date: April 16, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: University of IL Arboretum
City: Urbana
State: IL
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



Fort Worth, TX NEDA Walk
Date: April 16, 2016
Time: 8:30 AM
Location: Overton Park
City: Fort Worth
State: TX
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



Fort Wayne, IN NEDA Walk
Date: April 16, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Parkview Field
City: Indianna
State: IN
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



Austin, TX NEDA Walk
Date: April 16, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: The Triangle
City: Austin
State: TX
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



Iowa City, IA NEDA Walk
Date: April 16, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: City Park
City: Iowa City
State: IA
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



Oklahoma City, OK NEDA Walk
Date: April 16, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Chesapeake Boathouse
City: Oklahoma City
State: OK
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



Columbus, OH NEDA Walk
Date: April 16, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Fred Beekman Park
City: Columbus
State: OH
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



Raleigh, NC NEDA Walk 2016
Date: April 16, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Raleigh, NC
City: Raleigh
State: NC
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



Clothing Drive/Fundraiser
Date: April 16, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: TBD
City: Milwaukee
State: WI
Details: Hello, I'm good location for a fundraising event. This is still in the very early process of planning, I'm just trying to figure out the finances behind it. The event will be a clothing drive for a local Eating Disorder Clinic. Recovering patients are constantly growing out of old clothes, making recovery an expensive and possibly triggering process. I'm a recovered anorexic and It's so important to me to be able to give back to those who are in a place where I used to be. When I was working on getting healthy constantly growing out of my clothes was expensive and stressful. The fundraiser would be a clothing drive/cocktail party at a local Milwaukee establishment and with the funds and clothing collected, the next step would be setting up a "shopping center". Patients will come in and be sized privately and assigned a color (No numbers involved because that can be triggering) and they can go find clothing that best fits their needs. Patients are allowed to take up to 10 items of clothing and are encouraged to donate them once they grow out of them. I would love to make this an annual event. Patients can donate money back based on what they take, but for all intensive purposes the clothing is free of charge. Please help me make this dream a reality!
Contact: Audrey.Rife@marquette.edu



Kingston, RI NEDA Walk
Date: April 17, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: University of Rhode Island - Quadrangle
City: Kingston
State: RI
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



Washington, DC NEDA Walk
Date: April 17, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: American University - Eric Friedman Quadrangle
City: Washington
State: DC
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



Burlington, VT NEDA Walk
Date: April 17, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: UVM Royall Tyler Theater Plaza
City: Burlington
State: VT
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



Ann Arbor, MI NEDA Walk
Date: April 17, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Palmer Field - University of Michigan
City: Ann Arbor
State: MI
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



The Renfrew Center - Getting to the Heart of Eating Disorders: Using Mindfulness to Promote Emotional Awareness
Date: April 22, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Louisville Marriott Downtown
City: Louisville
State: KY
Details: Mindfulness is an oft-used term in today's society. We are encouraged to feel, eat, play, and work, mindfully -- but what does that really mean? This daylong workshop addresses that question: how to use mindfulness in a way that is effective both in clinical settings as well as in relationships? This seminar will initially focus on defining and discussing the benefits/limitations of mindfulness and help attendees learn to implement mindfulness into daily life and work. This will be followed by in-depth training on how the mindful experience of emotion can be a foundational tool in eating disorder recovery. Using real life examples from Renfrew's Unified Treatment Model, participants will learn how to empower themselves and clients to become mindfully aware of emotional experiences, thus laying the groundwork for the difficult, yet ultimately rewarding, journey towards full recovery.
Contact: Debbie Lucker - 1-877-367-3383 or dlucker@renfrewcenter.com



Greater Indianapolis, IN NEDA Walk
Date: April 23, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Freedom Park
City: Greenwood
State: IN
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



Charlottesville, VA NEDA Walk
Date: April 23, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM
Location: Nameless Field - University of Virginia
City: Charlottesville
State: VA
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



Salt Lake City, UT NEDA Walk
Date: April 23, 2016
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: Jordan Park - Southwest Pavillion
City: Salt Lake City
State: UT
Details: The National Eating Disorders Association organizes NEDA Walks in support of its mission and programs. Proceeds support critical programs and services that work to eliminate eating disorders and improve prevention, treatment, and research. Eating disorders are potentially life-threatening illnesses with the highest death rate of any mental illness. However, they are treatable and our goal is to steer people to the help they need early.
Contact: walks@nationaleatingdisorders.org



The Something for Kelly Foundation's 2nd Annual Gala (Dallas)
Date: April 28, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM
Location: The Museum of Biblical Arts
City: Dallas
State: TX
Details: The fundraiser will include a silent auction, dinner and a live band for more than 300 guests in the DFW area. 100% of the proceeds of the event will benefit children ages 6-12, their parents, and extended family that will be served through the foundation. Something for Kelly, Inc. (SFK) is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to empower children ages 6-12 to take control of their predisposition to eating disorders. Established in 2013, the foundation is geared towards preventing eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating and body dysmorphic disorder. The most aggressive and deadliest of all eating disorders - anorexia nervosa - affects 1 in every 100 girls, with recent studies showing girls as young as 8 being hospitalized with the condition. Through its programs and services the foundation is committed to rebalancing the lives of children in this age demographic so that the grim prospects don’t materialize.
Contact: Evann Whitt - ewhitt@somethingforkelly.org



The Renfrew Center - Suicide Assessment: Clinical Implications in an Outpatient Setting
Date: May 11, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
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Details: It may come as no surprise to clinicians that eating disorders are often accompanied by actual attempts or thoughts of suicide; in fact, suicide is one of the most common causes of death among individuals with eating disorders. This presentation will address the key components of assessing for safety with high risk clients and provide specific clinical tools for intervention with clients in non-residential settings. A case presentation will highlight the importance of the therapeutic alliance in defusing suicidal intent and anger.
Contact: Elizabeth Powers - 215-482-5353 or epowers@renfrewcenter.com



Thinking Outside The Body: Empowering Yourself, Your Clients and the Community
Date: May 13, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM
Location: Boston Marriott - Newton
City: Newton
State: MA
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The Renfrew Center - Eating Disorders: Integrating Brain, Body and the Therapeutic Relationship
Date: June 1, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: Hartford Marriott Downtown
City: Hartford
State: CT
Details: Many patients with eating disorders suffer from co-morbid conditions, warranting complex treatments which incorporate the best that art and science have to offer. This workshop weaves together the most current research, treatment trends and clinical insight. Conceptualizing eating disorders as biopsychosocial phenomena puts to rest the validity of any dichotomy between the biology and the psychology of lived experience. Plato's philosophical stance that "the cure of the part should not be attempted without treatment of the whole" underscores an emerging treatment paradigm blending holistic approaches with traditional practices to produce a "whole" that is greater than the sum of its parts. Strategies culled from body-oriented therapies will be explored through film clips, demonstration and experiential exercises. The healing power of the therapeutic relationship and the therapeutic use of intuition and creativity will be addressed.
Contact: Debbie Lucker - 1-877-367-3383 or dlucker@renfrewcenter.com



The Renfrew Center - Integrating Brain and Body: Mindfulness, Metaphor and Experiential Methods
Date: June 3, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM
Location: The Century House
City: Latham
State: NY
Details: Eating disorders can present treatment challenges for even the most experienced clinician. The entrenched nature of the illness makes for a formidable foe in the therapy room. To add to the complexity of treatment, the physicality of eating disorder symptoms can sometimes hide the less obvious, but equally serious, issue - fusion with thoughts and emotions. A key element in this seminar will be how to facilitate addressing these deeper issues. Mindfulness as a clinical intervention will be explored, discussing both the most recent research on therapeutic mindfulness and what that specifically means for the practicing clinician. The application of mindful awareness to move the client from a position of avoidance of emotion to acceptance of emotion will be demonstrated. Participants will explore how to implement experiential methods designed to circumvent cognitive fusion and will learn strategies for decoding spoken words as well as the unspoken language of the body. The power of metaphor and creativity as treatment tools will be taught through film clips, literature/poetry/music, experiential exercises and breakout groups.
Contact: Debbie Lucker - 1-877-367-3383 or dlucker@renfrewcenter.com



The Renfrew Center - “But It’s Just a Glass of Wine!” – A Closer Look at the Intersection of Alcohol Use and Eating Disorders
Date: June 8, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM
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Details: This webinar will take an in-depth look at the complexity of alcohol use in patients with eating disorders. We will review the ways in which alcohol has an impact on both the physical and mental health of this already vulnerable population. Clinical decisions involving a requirement for the total abstinence versus harm reduction in treatment will be addressed.
Contact: Elizabeth Powers - 215-482-5353 or epowers@renfrewcenter.com



#TellOregon
Date: June 8, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM
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City: Portland
State: OR
Details: Hi, we are an organization advocating for mental illness/eating disorders, with a message of hope. delivering awareness and a message of hope for those suffering.We are putting on an event and we interested in how we could partner with Neda. We see for mental awareness week people put on events with Neda,but can organizations still partner the same way at other times to deliver the same type of content? We are interested in learning more how we could be a help to deliver facts/awareness at our event. Thanks
Contact: Micheleronk@gmail.com 503-804-7437



Own Your Curves Fashion & Health Expo
Date: August 19, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM
Location: Tysons Corner Center
City: McLean
State: VA
Details: The Own Your Curves Fashion & Health Expo is committed to not only changing the way we see fashion, but also improving self-esteem and health consciousness within the fashion industry. Whether you’re a size 2 or 22, we want to provide you a glamourous fun-filled event for all to enjoy. From young women and men to adults, our focus is healthier lifestyle choices and making styles, trends and fashion that cater to individuals of all shapes and sizes.
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