Recorded Workshop

How to Reconnect with Your Teen Who’s Struggling with Disordered Eating and Body Dissatisfaction

October 25, 2023 12:00 pm EDT/EST

This workshop was hosted live on the date noted above, you can view the recording and download the handouts below.

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About This Workshop

Are you concerned that your teen may be at risk for an eating disorder? Does any of this sound like your child?

  • Preoccupied with weight, food, calories, and dieting
  • Disappearance of large amounts of food in a short amount of time
  • Skipping meals or uncomfortable eating around others
  • Frequently going to the bathroom immediately after meals
  • Evidence of laxative or diet pill use
  • Refusal to eat certain foods or food groups
  • Irritable when something interferes with their ability to exercise

Your teen may be struggling with an eating disorder. And you may feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to help them. You and your teen are not alone. 13% of adolescents will develop an eating disorder by the age of 20. 

Eating disorders have the second highest mortality rate of all mental health disorders, surpassed only by opioid addiction. Early intervention is a key part of eating disorder prevention and helps reduce serious psychological and health consequences. There are proven strategies you can use to help. If you are wondering how to support and reconnect with your struggling teen, this workshop is for you. 

  • Click the button above to watch the recording of this workshop previously hosted.  Come learn proven, effective solutions that quickly produce positive results giving you more clarity and confidence. If you are looking for more support email our Parent Guides at
  • For additional support, check out the Quick Video Solutions Library for Teens, Support, Inspire, and Connect. Explore the Video Solutions and Handouts for all the classes including Building an Extraordinary Relationship with your Teen through Everyday Conversations, Talking to Teens: Communication for Connection.

After this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Recognize and understand the signs and symptoms of eating disorders
  • Identify strategies to promote a healthy relationship with food and body image in your family
  • Apply effective approaches for connecting positively with your teen
  • Apply strategies for working through concerning eating or exercise behavior
  • Consider your own challenges and apply healthy personal self-care skills

Meet your Instructors

Ruth Freeman

Mental Health, School Age, Relationships,


Sarah Kopencey

Adolescents, Young Adults, Eating Disorders,



  • Body Dissatisfaction
  • communication
  • conversation
  • mental health
  • Resilience Eating Disorders

Age Category

  • Teens & Young Adults
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