College life often brings with it complex and difficult paths for students to navigate, particularly for those with an eating disorder. For college-age students who choose to participate, The Renfrew Center of Coconut Creek, Florida has integrated specialized RESIDENTIAL programming to address the many challenges students face while attempting to balance recovery with the demands of school.
Designated Study Time
Students have blocks of time set aside each weekday to focus on academics, study and complete course assignments. Additionally, they have a designated space and computer access to complete their work.
Individual Workstations and Group Collaboration Area
A collegiate-only space, separate from other residential common areas, includes computer workstations, quiet study space and collaborative working areas.
Young Adult and College Life Groups
Therapy groups that focus on developmental and psychosocial issues salient to college-age students including: emerging adult identity development, vocational exploration, interpersonal relationships, body image, nutrition and exercise on campus, and “Adulting 101.”
Access to Educational Resources
The Collegiate Program Manager serves as a liaison between the treatment team and each student’s school to develop an individualized academic plan and ensure that necessary accommodations are agreed upon before entering treatment. This collaboration allows for each enrolled student to balance both treatment and academics in a supportive, structured environment.