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The Importance of School in Holistic Recovery from an Eating Disorder

posted by Julie O'Toole on June 20, 2019 at 2:18pm

A peaceful, happy and healthy childhood with completion of developmental goals can be severely disrupted by illness, especially by chronic illness.  

The developmental tasks of childhood and adolescence are roughly:

  1. to develop a physical body that will carry one through life  
  2. to develop an autonomous sexual identity
  3. to develop the capacity for critical thinking
  4. to develop the ability to communicate with the written word (be literate)  
  5. to make friends and sustain…
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Parental Supervision

posted by Julie O'Toole on August 7, 2014 at 1:45am

Eating disorders strike children at virtually all stages of development. Sometimes we think it’s most difficult when they strike a very young child, sometimes it seems the most difficult when a “child” is about to go off to college, or a student exchange program, or start a new school. Personally I think mid adolescence is one of the most difficult times for an eating disorder to strike a child.

Childhood and early adolescence are characterized by learning new skills, but also by…

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Levels of Care

posted by Julie O'Toole on April 17, 2014 at 2:49am

At Kartini Clinic our evolution to the current levels of care we offer has been a long one.  In the first days of the clinic we offered only inpatient (hospital rounds for medical stabilization) and outpatient care.  In 2000 we developed the day treatment (partial hospital) level of care.  This was a big step forward and allowed us to “gently land” patients, who required brief medical stabilization in hospital, to a lower level of care. In day treatment, such patients could get a lot…

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