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WNYCCCED's National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Building a Bridge

In recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDA) Week (Feb. 22 - Feb. 28), the Western New York Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders (WNYCCCED) will host a three-session presentation series detailing the lived experience of moving from disconnection to connection. 

The link for all of these sessions will be: 

There is no cost to attend these events.

Session I: Understanding and Reparing Disconnections

Monday, Feb. 22 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Reframing eating disorders as diseases of disconnection; personal examples of missed connections provided by parents of individuals with eating disorders; recommended reconnection strategies; Q&A time.

Session II: Promoting Team and Community Connections

Tuesday, Feb. 23 | 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Continued discussion on the impact of disconnection with treatment team members; How to break the silence and promote connections; Q&A time.

Session III: Biases: Missed Opportunities for Connection

Thursday, Feb. 25 | 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Panel discussion including individuals experiencing biases in the world of eating disorder treatment (e.g. women of color, military service personnel, males, transgender individuals, and woman at midlife); Q&A time with panelists. 


In collaboration with the University of Rochester School of Nursing, the WNYCCCED aims to connect with the right information, the right resources, and the right people to help loved ones move ahead in recovery. The Center serves as the hub for eating disorder services in the 30-county Western New York Region. Between 20,000 and 30,000 individuals living within the Western New York service region have an eating disorder.

Thursday, February 25 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm

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