Specialized Programming for College Students
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, Renfrew has integrated specialized programming into all levels of care including Residential, Day Treatment and Intensive Outpatient to address the many challenges students face while attempting to balance recovery with the demands of school.
What Does the College Program Include?
Academics, social situations and new levels of independence are exciting and yet, at times, stressful. Programming covers the following topics:
- Nutrition and meal planning
- Balancing the new normal of academics
- Campus culture
- Self-care practices
- Identifying new support
- Navigating family dynamics
- Social and dating relationships
The Renfrew Center’s College Program
Many students are forced to navigate the slippery slope of eating disorders and related “coming of age” anxiety and depression. Exacerbated eating disorder symptoms are often linked to concerns about independence, relationships, family dynamics, academic pressure, sexuality, body image, and more.
Identity exploration is a key growth aspect in a college experience. Renfrew’s College Programming creates a safe, therapeutic space for peer connection to address the many challenges students face while trying to balance eating disorder treatment and recovery.
Navigating recovery while engaging in healthy relationships and campus culture is particularly unique and comes with challenges. College Programming addresses opportunities to balance social isolation, dating, binge drinking and exercise culture, nutrition and meal planning, self-care practices and more.
Renfrew’s College Programming empowers students to utilize traditional family support while also inviting peers, partners, and others into a wider network of on campus support to best navigate recovery. Additionally, aftercare planning includes access to outpatient support and recovery resources nationwide.
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