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The Mission of Connection and Community

Mission of Connection and Community

Castlewood’s mission isn’t just to provide eating disorder care during the time that our clients are in active treatment. We also believe that we have a mission and commitment to support the cause of recovery locally, and across the nation. Actively sponsoring and taking part in the professional and community events of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp) are important ways that we do this. Winter Gala’s held on December 7, 2013, at iaedp chapers across the nation bring professionals and those in recovery together to celebrate the message of hope for recovery from eating disorders. Castlewood is proud to be sponsoring and attending several diverse Winter Gala’s this year, in Florida, California, Dallas and Chicago. Iaedp’s 2013 Winter Celebrations include a variety of events: casino nights, black-tie events, professional lectures, and inspirational presentations by individuals, such as Jenni Schaeffer at the Tampa gala, who are successful in their recovery from eating disorders. Castlewood encourages our alumni across the country to take part in one of the 2013 Winter Celebrations. It is an excellent chance to network and share, and it provides positive opportunities for connection and community.  The number one reason people with eating disorders relapse is isolation. Following the intensive peer-support of treatment, it can be difficult to find a quality fit of relationships in the world at large. Taking part in a local iaedp chapter’s Winter Celebration offers alumni, no matter where they live, important opportunities to make new connections and learn about eating recovery support resources in the area. We believe in modeling recovery-based life skills at Castlewood. One of the ways we do this is by being part of the community. Community, connection, and collaboration are infused into each part of who we are as individuals, and as a team. Join the celebration, and share the hope of recovery during this year’s Winter Celebration of Life.