Did you know?

Eating disorders are not defined solely by weight. They may occur in people of all shapes, sizes, and weights.

Families are not to blame, and can be the patients’ and providers’ best allies in treatment..

Eating disorders are not choices, but serious biologically influenced illnesses.

Eating disorders affect people of all genders, ages, races, ethnicities, body shapes and weights, sexual orientations, and socioeconomic statuses..

Full recovery from an eating disorder is possible. Early detection and intervention are critical.


Book ImageDr. Mary Tantillo, Director of Western NY Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders, Professor of Clinical Nursing at The University of Rochester School of Nursing and Founder of The Healing Connection, Just recently authored a treatment manual on a new and innovative multifamily therapy group approach to treating young adults with Anorexia Nervosa. The title of the treatment manual is Multifamily Therapy Group for Young Adults with Anorexia Nervosa: Reconnecting for Recovery. Dr. Tantillo’s co-authors are Dr. Jennifer Sanftner McGraw and Dr. Daniel Le Grange. The Reconnecting for Recovery Multifamily Therapy Group approach is based on a relational reframing of eating disorders that views eating disorders as diseases of disconnection and puts connection with self and others at the center of recovery and life. The manual was created in concert with young adults and their families and is designed to help avoid or repair relationship ruptures for continued collaboration in recovery.

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Podcasts hosted by Gürze/Salucore Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue regarding Dr. Mary Tantillo’s book, can be found here:

Podcast 1 - Episode 217: Dr. Mary Tantillo & Dr. Jennifer Sanftner McGraw: Multifamily Group Therapy, November 30, 2020

Podcast 2 - Episode 291: Dr. Mary Tantillo, Beth O’Sullivan, and Amy O’Sullivan Wilmot: Multifamily Therapy Group

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week Events

Building a Bridge:
From Disconnection to Connection in Recovery from an Eating Disorder

A virtual learning series from the Western NY Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders celebrating National Eating Disorders Awareness Week that took place February 22 – February 28, 2021

Watch the webinars


sample-image Michelle Morales, our WNYCCCED Parent Peer Mentor is the 2020 What’s Great in Our State Honoree in the Family/Caregiver category! Michelle and other honorees were recognized for their dedication and work with families and youth during the “What’s Great in Our State- A Celebration of Children’s Mental Health Awareness” event that occurred on October 15, 2020. This annual event recognizes the outstanding work that individuals and organizations do to create positive mental health outcomes for children, youth, young adults, communities, and families in NY state.  Congratulations, Michelle!

2020 Conference Information

The NY State Comprehensive Care Centers for Eating Disorders with funding from the NY State Office of Mental Health sponsored their annual state conference 2020 on December 4, 2020:
Eating Disorders in Young Adults: Unique Challenges and Effective Solutions

Presenters represented Albany Medical Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital, and the University of Rochester Medical Center and Golisano Children’s Hospital.

Presentation topics addressed Eating Disorders in Young Adults: Developmental, Clinical, and Relational Challenges;  Medical and Nutrition Management; Team Treatment in the College Health Environment; Identifying and Supporting Student Athletes; Educating and Empowering Family Caregivers; Panel Discussion: Diversity in the Lived Experience

The full recording and all of the handouts from the ½-day conference can be accessed at: https://rochester.box.com/v/CCCED-2020-Conference-Handouts 


For Recovery

Get the help and services you need on your road to recovery. We offer care management, life coaching, and peer mentoring at no cost, and we can connect you to other resources, support groups and treatment options throughout the region.

For Caregivers

Discover how best to help your loved one with recovery, and connect with others through Caregiver Workshops, Parent Peer Mentoring, and Family & Sibling Support Groups.

For Professionals

Build your knowledge and skills about eating disorders and bring it to your practice or organization with educational presentations or Project ECHO®’s teleconference presentations.

For Prevention

By working together we can make the changes required at home, at school, and in the community to promote wellness and prevent body dissatisfaction, unhealthy weight control practices and eating disorders.

Events and Support Groups

WNYCCCED Upcoming Events

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WNYCCCED Ongoing Support Groups

Due to COVID-19 related limitations, all in-person meetings and groups run by WNYCCCED have been switched to "virtual" online meetings.

Eating Disorder Network Support Group Meeting

Time: Every Wednesday, 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
Password: 1277
+1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)
+1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)
+1 346 248 7799 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 210 361 1690

Recovery Support Group

Time: Oct 29, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:
iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +16468769923,,98664451736# or +13017158592,,98664451736#
+1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)
+1 301 715 8592 (US Toll)
+1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)
+1 346 248 7799 (US Toll)
+1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)
+1 253 215 8782 (US Toll)
Meeting ID: 986 6445 1736
International numbers available: https://urmc.zoom.us/u/acFOp32Bjm

H.323/Cisco room system:
H.323: (US West) 1 (US East) 1 (India Mumbai) (India Hyderabad) (Amsterdam Netherlands) (Germany) (Australia) (Singapore) (Brazil) (Canada) (Japan)

Meeting ID: 986 6445 1736

Cisco equipped room:

Skype for Business (Lync):


We will make announcements via Facebook Page, see our Facebook feed below. Thank you for your understanding during this time. Peer Mentor Michelle Morales (michelle_morales@urmc.rochester.edu 585-370-6703) and care manager, Kayla Bradford (kayla_bradford@urmc.rochester.edu 585-371-8406) will remain available for support via email or phone.

AND REMEMBER...social distancing does NOT mean disconnection. Nurture your connections by calling a loved one, spending some time in nature, or reaching out for support. We can get through this if we are here for each other!