Parent Partner Program™

Sponsored by CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION and THE MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF TOMPKINS COUNTY (ITHACA, NY). A non-profit, community-based, support and education program for parents and caretakers of young people who are or have been in treatment for eating disorders.

Professional treatment team representatives from the fields of medicine, nutrition and psychology.

The Parent Partner Program includes a candid DVD interview with Mary Ellen and Dan Clausen. Mary Ellen is the Founder and Director of Ophelias Place in Liverpool, NY ( The Clausen's generously share their experiences parenting their two daughters with eating disorders.

What you learn in the Parent Partner Program™

  • What eating disorders are and what they are not
  • Looking at disordered eating from the child's perspective
  • Stages of eating disorder treatment and recovery
  • Recognizing cultural/media messages about body image
  • Personality patterns common in eating disorders
  • Facts about nutrition and health restoration
  • There will be time for discussion during each class.

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To order the Parent Partner Program manual, right click and print out the order form and mail it with payment and to Dr. Haltom at the address on the form.

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Providing Support for Parents and Caretakers of Children with Eating Disorders

Award Winner
The Suicide Prevention and Crisis Service in Ithaca, NY has given its 2005 award for exemplary service to community members in crisis to the Parent Partner Program, for "its fine work in addressing the crisis of eating disorders with our youth."
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