Did you know?

Eating disorders are not defined solely by weight. They may occur in people of all shapes, sizes, and weights.

Families are not to blame, and can be the patients’ and providers’ best allies in treatment..

Eating disorders are not choices, but serious biologically influenced illnesses.

Eating disorders affect people of all genders, ages, races, ethnicities, body shapes and weights, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses..

Full recovery from an eating disorder is possible. Early detection and intervention are critical.

Treatment Resources

For treatment resources in New York State, please see the Connect With Us section of our website.

Treatment Resources outside of New York State

The National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) website has a tool for locating services throughout the United States. Please visit the site to find services in your area, or call your local or state health department to ask about local treatment resources.

The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) has a webpage about treatment options that may help to guide your search.

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Events

Building a Bridge:
From Disconnection to Connection in Recovery from an Eating Disorder

A virtual learning series from the Western NY Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders celebrating National Eating Disorders Awareness Week that took place February 22 – February 28, 2021

Watch the webinars


Michelle Morales Michelle Morales, our WNYCCCED Parent Peer Mentor is the 2020 What’s Great in Our State Honoree in the Family/Caregiver category! Michelle and other honorees were recognized for their dedication and work with families and youth during the “What’s Great in Our State- A Celebration of Children’s Mental Health Awareness” event that occurred on October 15, 2020. This annual event recognizes the outstanding work that individuals and organizations do to create positive mental health outcomes for children, youth, young adults, communities, and families in NY state.  Congratulations, Michelle!

2020 Conference Information

The NY State Comprehensive Care Centers for Eating Disorders with funding from the NY State Office of Mental Health sponsored their annual state conference 2020 on December 4, 2020:
Eating Disorders in Young Adults: Unique Challenges and Effective Solutions

Presenters represented Albany Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and the University of Rochester Medical Center and Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Presentation topics addressed Eating Disorders in Young Adults: Developmental, Clinical, and Relational Challenges;  Medical and Nutrition Management; Team Treatment in the College Health Environment; Identifying and Supporting Student Athletes; Educating and Empowering Family Caregivers; Panel Discussion: Diversity in the Lived Experience

The full recording and all of the handouts from the ½-day conference can be accessed at: https://rochester.box.com/v/CCCED-2020-Conference-Handouts 


For Recovery

Get the help and services you need on your road to recovery. We offer care management, life coaching, and peer mentoring at no cost, and we can connect you to other resources, support groups and treatment options throughout the region.

For Caregivers

Discover how best to help your loved one with recovery, and connect with others through Caregiver Workshops, Parent Peer Mentoring, and Family & Sibling Support Groups.

For Professionals

Build your knowledge and skills about eating disorders and bring it to your practice or organization with educational presentations or Project ECHO®’s teleconference presentations.

For Prevention

By working together we can make the changes required at home, at school, and in the community to promote wellness and prevent body dissatisfaction, unhealthy weight control practices and eating disorders.

Events and Support Groups

WNYCCCED Upcoming Events

NYS Comprhensive Care Center for Eating Disorders Annual Conference

Date/Time: Friday, December 3rd 9:00am - 12:00pm

Presentations will address, among other things:

  • the impact of COVID on people with eating disorders
  • atypical anorexia
  • treating co-morbidities, including anxiety, depression and OCD
  • incorporating mindfulness into treatment and recovery
  • using NG tube feedings in the home environment
  • Presentations will include insights and stories from people with lived experience.

For more information and to register for the conference visit our virtual eating disorders conference page.

Holiday Workshop for Cargivers

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 17th 6:30 - 8:30p.m.

Email Michelle Morales at michelle_morales@urmc.rochester.edu to register by November 15th for this free virtual workshop.
Materials and Zoom link will be emailed once your registration has been received.

See flyer for more information

WNYCCCED Ongoing Support Groups

Due to COVID-19 related limitations, all in-person meetings and groups run by WNYCCCED have been switched to "virtual" online meetings.

Eating Disorder Network Caregiver Support Group Meeting

Time: Every Wednesday, 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
Password: 1277
+1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)
+1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)
+1 346 248 7799 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 210 361 1690

New Maudsley Skills Workshops for Carers

Supporting our loved one who has an eating disorder can feel overwhelming, confusing and uncertain. The WNYCCCED will be offering a free workshop to equip carers with knowledge and skills needed to support their loved one. The workshop follows the evidence-based manual “Caring for A Loved One with an Eating Disorder: The New Maudsley Skills-based Training Manual” By Jenny Langley, Gill Todd and Janet Treasure. We will focus on increasing knowledge about the illness, enhancing carers strengths while promoting necessary self-care, improving communication skills and learning effective skills to strengthen treatment.

Upcoming Workshop dates:

November 22nd Session 1 7:00-9:00pm
November 29th Session 2 7:00-9:00pm
December 6th  Session 3 7:00-9:00pm
December 13th Session 4 7:00-9:00pm

Participants will need to attend all four sessions to fully benefit from content.

If you would like to attend, please provide me with your intent of interest and contact information for each person interested in joining. This workshop is recommended for any caregivers directly supporting their loved one’s recovery. Especially, both parents, grandparents and spouses. Space is limited and participants will be registered on a fist come first serve basis.
Workshops will be conducted using Zoom. Once we have received your intent of interest, you will be provided with a confirmation email by 11.15.21. with the necessary information to join the workshop.

This workshop will be offered on an ongoing basis so there will be other opportunities to join again should the class fill up. We also encourage you to join our Caregiver Support Group which often contains information provided in the workshop.
I am happy to answer any question about this opportunity. Please feel free to contact me.

Michelle Morales
WNYCCCED Parent Peer Mentor
E: michelle_morales@urmc.rochester.edu
Website: www.nyeatingdisorders.org
P: 585-370-6703

See flyer for more information

Recovery Support Group

Time: Please contact michelle_morales@urmc.rochester.edu for dates and times

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16468769923,,98664451736# or +13017158592,,98664451736#
+1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)
+1 301 715 8592 (US Toll)
+1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)
+1 346 248 7799 (US Toll)
+1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)
+1 253 215 8782 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 986 6445 1736
International numbers available: https://urmc.zoom.us/u/acFOp32Bjm

H.323/Cisco room system:
H.323: (US West) 1 (US East) 1 (India Mumbai) (India Hyderabad) (Amsterdam Netherlands) (Germany) (Australia) (Singapore) (Brazil) (Canada) (Japan)

Meeting ID: 986 6445 1736

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We will make announcements via Facebook Page, see our Facebook feed below. Thank you for your understanding during this time. Peer Mentor Michelle Morales (michelle_morales@urmc.rochester.edu 585-370-6703) and care manager, Kayla Bradford (kayla_bradford@urmc.rochester.edu 585-371-8406) will remain available for support via email or phone.

AND REMEMBER...social distancing does NOT mean disconnection. Nurture your connections by calling a loved one, spending some time in nature, or reaching out for support. We can get through this if we are here for each other!