Family Based Treatment

Family Based Treatment (FBT)

Family Based Treatment (FBT; commonly known as The Maudsley Model) is currently one of the leading choice of treatment for children and adolescents living with Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. FBT emphasises the involvement of the family system in supporting the young person in overcoming their eating disorder. FBT acknowledges the integral role families can play in overcoming this illness and helping restore their young person back to health. FBT centres on the principle that weight restoration is the first step and the key to bringing physical and mental health back to young people suffering from an eating disorder. The initial focus of treatment is on weight [...]

Tips for Meal Supervision

Taking care of your child with an eating disorder can be incredibly difficult. You can see how much your child is struggling, and want to make sure that you’re doing the best you can to be able to help and support them. Meal supervision is an important part of Family Based Treatment – the evidence-based treatment for young people with eating disorders like Anorexia Nervosa. Here are some tips for meal supervision to support parents new to this treatment. Before the meal starts – be prepared: Spend some time before each mealtime considering what you would like to get out of the meal and what support you [...]

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