A recent survey, conducted by the National Eating Disorders Association, found that:
Of the 144 campuses in 39 states who participated in the study, 85% identified their greatest challenge as a lack of resources, including limited funding and no staff clinically trained to deal with ED. Nearly 74% of respondents indicated their school does not have eating disorders screening or referrals by their collegiate athletic department, but 70% ranked this as very or extremely important.
University Partnership Program & Services
The goal of Magnolia Creek’s University Partnership Program is to help college counselors and other health professionals identify eating disorder symptoms as well as provide effective interventions. The toolkit and following services are free (excluding travel fees) to any and all college professionals who wish to learn more about eating disorders:
- Biannual training of counseling and health services
- Unlimited phone access to Magnolia Creek staff
- Listserves of other participating university and college professionals
- Free access to Magnolia Creek’s Family Workshop
- Assistance in planning National Eating Disorders Awareness Week events on campus
- Discounted registration fee for Southeastern Eating Disorder (SEED) Conference
- Recognition on the Magnolia Creek website as participating “ED Awareness” partner
Historical University Partnership Program Members:
- Acadia University
- University of Montevallo
- Auburn University
- Samford University
Commitment to Education
Eating disorders are a real problem for college-aged women. Without the right assistance, these women can continue to suffer in silence for a lifetime.
Magnolia Creek is proud to provide support to our partner universities. With the additional resources we provide, these schools are now empowered to make real change on their respective campuses.
If your school is interested in learning more about how to assist students with eating disorders, reach out to Magnolia Creek. We can help you spread awareness of the issue to decrease stigma, as well as provide resources struggling students can utilize to reclaim their lives. For more information, call or text Michelle Kalz, National Director of Clinical Partnerships, at 314.498.9495.