Multi-service Eating Disorder Association – (MEDA): MEDA is a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating. Since 1994, their mission has been prevention of the continuing spread of eating disorders through educational awareness and early detection. MEDA is a national level resource and support network for clients, loved ones, clinicians, and educators and the general public.
MEDA STANDS FOR:
- Mentor the community in its understanding of eating disorders.
- Empower Individuals to live free of body, food, and weight obsessions.
- Develop eclectic and diversified treatment teams for clients and loved ones.
- Assist individuals and their loved ones by offering the training and support needed for recovery.
MEDA also has a variety of resources available for patients and families looking for information:
Educational Presentations - These presentations are aimed at school professionals, students, teachers, and families and while most of these are really geared toward eating disorders, the focus is around how individuals can increase body confidence.
College Networking – MEDA has a strong presence in colleges around the country. These networking opportunities are for students, faculty, clinicians, health educators, and others to discuss prevention and treatment of eating disorders and body image within the college community.
Support Groups – MEDA’s support groups, called Connect to Recovery (CTR), are led by individuals who are supervised and trained by an LISCW (Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker), many of which are in recovery from and eating disorder or have higher training in the field.