Letter Of Hope

By: Erin Marcoe Being in the Center for Change has changed my life forever! I now know who I really am and I have realized that who I am is wonderful, a sweet little girl that I no longer need to starve, put down or be cruel to. I also want to ask you all…

Letter Of Hope

By: Angela Hobbs It wasn’t long before I came into the Center that I was driving in a really bad thunder storm. The rain was so thick that the windshield wipers were practically useless. I could hardly see the road. I remember slowing down to 25 MPH. Besides the bad rain, there was thunder and…

Treatment Cost Analysis: One Patient’s Experience

Author:  Center for Change As the cost of health care increases, therapists, hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare related companies are struggling with justifying costs and keeping expenses to a minimum. Inpatient treatment of mental conditions is hard to justify. In an effort to create rationale for inpatient treatment of eating disorders the Center for Change…

Summary Of Eating Disorder Survey Taken From Clark High School In Las Vegas, Nevada

By: P. Scott Richards During April, 1999, 296 students at Clark High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, completed the Eating Survey (Hardman & Richards, 1999). The Bating Survey is a 20-item measure that asks students to report how frequently (often, sometimes, rarely, or never) they experience dysfunctional eating and weight related attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors….

Summary Of Foundation For Change 1999 Utah High School Eating Survey

By: P. Scott Richards During February and March, 1999, 859 students at 5 Utah County schools completed the Eating Survey (Hardman, 1999). The Eating Survey is a 20-item measure that asks students to report how frequently (often, sometimes, rarely, or never) they experience dysfunctional eating and weight related attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. A principal components…

Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW) Success

By: Denise Stewart As Intermountain Regional Coordinators for Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW), Foundation for Change and Center for Change had the opportunity this past month to engage in several activities aimed at raising awareness of the growing problem of eating disorders. The primary focus of this week (Feb. 20-28) was on our local college…

EATING DISORDER AWARENESS WEEK

By: Unknown Growing Problem of Eating Disorders is Focus of Utah Eating Disorders Awareness Week (Feb. 20-28, 1999). Foundation for Change and Center for Change Named Inter-mountain Regional Coordinators for Annual National Observance. February 12, 1999, Orem, Utah-Foundation For Change, a non-profit charitable foundation devoted to promoting eating disorder awareness and education, and Center for…

Eating Survey

By: Unknown This is the Survey used in the High Schools and was developed by Foundation for Change Age _____ Sex _____ Height _____ Weight _____ Answer the following questions honestly. Write the number of your answer in the space at the left. Use the following scale to respond to each question: 1= OFTEN 2=…

Be a Queen

By: Oprah Winfrey Be a queen. Dare to be different. Be a pioneer. Be a leader. Be the kind of women who in the face of adversity will continue to embrace life and walk fearlessly toward the challenge. Take it on! Be a truth seeker and rule your domain, whatever it is; your office, your…

Art Effectively Conveys The Personal Journey Of Anorexia And Bulimia

By: T. O. Paul Harper, PhD – Foundation for Change Foundation for Change is a non-profit organization involved in helping families, friends, and the general public understand the powerful and negative impact eating disorders have on individual lives. Over the course of the past year the Foundation has sponsored an art show which has been…

For the Loved Ones of Those with Eating Disorders

Author: Michael E. Berrett, PhD Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. CLINICAL ADVICE One of the most difficult tasks any of us face is watching the struggle and suffering of those we love. It is especially difficult and heart wrenching to watch a loved…

Dearest Women and Young Women

By: Jenn Smith I want you to know that I believe in you and your great strength. I believe in your recovery and your ability to recover. We have been given a great deal of trials to overcome. We have been given such trials because of our ability to overcome and be triumphant. I hope…

Letter Of Hope

By: Former Client “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?…. When we let…

Letter Of Hope

By: Jane (Name changed to protect confidentiality – Jane is the patient in the previous “A Story of Hope”) Darling CFCers, awesome techaroos, and fabulous staffers, too:  I can’t describe to you how excited I am to discharge from Center for Change – not because I can’t wait to leave, because this has become one…

Letter Of Hope

By: Gina Paulino Dear Girls: I just want to start by saying how much I love and appreciate every single one of you. You girls have made my stay here wicked awesome! Without all of you I don’t think I’d be where I am today. You all have helped me grow in ways I never…

Letter Of Hope

By: Margie Paulino My 18-year-old daughter suffered from bulimia for four years. She was at the Center for 3 ½ months and has been home for a little over one month. Fortunately for us, and for her, her recovery is going well. She is using the tools she was given at the Center to fight…

Letter Of Hope

By: Holly Patterson To My Bestest Friends, Wow! My ninety days used to seem like it would last forever, but what looked like a miserable journey has sadly come to an end. It’s amazing how much I have grown over the last months from the girl that was first reluctantly forced to come here into…

Letter Of Hope

By: Nikki Hartman – Former Patient When I walked into Center for Change, I was sure there was no hope. I had tried to change everything around me and nothing had worked. While at the Center I came to the realization that all I could really change is the way I perceived and reacted to…

Announcing Expanding Treatment for Eating Disorders (Press Release)

Author:  Nicole Hawkins, Ph.D September 2003 “We offer the most complete and comprehensive treatment available anywhere for women suffering with anorexia and bulimia. Through extensive experience we have developed intensive and transitional treatment programs which are complementary and preparatory to resuming a full, hopeful, and happy life.” INTRODUCTION Center for Change is a specialty eating…

A Clear Look at Center for Change

Author:  CFC Please note that this is an Archived article and may contain content that is out of date. When a family member is suffering with the unrelenting effects of an eating disorder and all the rest of the problems that come with that illness—depression, anxiety, self-contempt, social fears, medical complications, etc., you are in…

A Commitment to Change

By: Heather Watts Change! What does it really mean to me? What makes me want to change, and why? Is it permanent? These are a few of the questions that I have been asking myself. I believe that the bottom line is: “Do I want to change?” The answer is YES! If I want to…

Center for Change Eating Disorder Inpatient Program – Outcome Summary

By: Dr. P. Scott Richards, PhD, Research Director At the Center for Change, we use a variety of measures to assess patients’ progress, including patients’ self-reports, therapist ratings, and objective measures such as body weight. We assess specific eating disorder symptomatic behaviors such as bingeing, purging, and food restriction as well as beliefs about food,…

Letter of Hope

By: a Former Patient So scared and frail, the desire to die, pain and anguish Coming in here completely ready to give up I take another shot at trying to live My self-worth diminished A broken spirit trying to fight alone Undeserving, self-induced punishment, and self-mutilation. Do I deserve to live? Do I let anyone…

OVERCOMING AN EATING DISORDER

By: Summer On August 8, 1996, I came to Center for Change because I knew I needed help and treatment through inpatient care to overcome my bulimia. I realized that I couldn’t overcome it on my own, but was very skeptical about checking in. As I look back over the last 6 weeks, I remember…

The Center for Change Experience

By: Denise Harker September 6, 1996 — My experience at the Center for Change has been the most valuable experience of my life; it’s almost indescribable. I came in with little expectation of recovery. I felt hopeless, scared, and incapable of ever getting my life back. But now I am leaving in less than a…