February 27 through March 3, 2012 was “National Eating Disorder Awareness Week”.  The Student Support & Referral Team (SSRT) provided printed information to students during that week.  With the media’s portrayal of what is “normal” eating and “normal” body weight, it is difficult to know what information is accurate.  To aid in educating our community on the myths and facts about eating disorders, SSRT is sponsoring a presentation called “Facts and Fiction of Eating Disorders”.  The program will take place on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in the Community Room of South Hall on the West Campus.  Free to the public, registration is at 6:30 PM and the program will begin at 7 PM.  Jennifer Finger, LCSW and Lisa Forman, LSW, therapists from the Renfrew Center, will be the presenters.  They will discuss what is fact and what is a myth about eating disorders along with providing information and answers to questions.

The Renfrew Center of Philadelphia was the first residential treatment facility to specialize in the treatment of eating disorders in the United States.  Since opening in 1985, they have expanded to other regions including Radnor, PA, and provide the full continuum of care from inpatient and outpatient to transitional treatment.  The Renfrew Center Foundation works to provide educational programs, communicate with policy makers and continue research in the treatment of eating disorders.  You can learn more about the renfrew Center at www.renfrew.com.  For more information about this program please contact Jessica Holdren at jholdren@mc3.edu

SSRT is happy to provide programs such as this one in a continuing effort to inform our community.  Referrals can be made to our confidential mailbox at studentreferral@mc3.edu.  Please consider following this blog.

(This post was wrtitten by Jessica Holdren)