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A two-person bedroom with a stuffed dog on one bed at Veritas Collaborative, an eating disorder treatment center for children, adolescents, and adults
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Residential Eating Disorder Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Around-the-clock care and support for young people dealing with disordered eating.

Veritas Collaborative’s residential programming for eating disorders offers highly structured 24-hour care in a safe, homelike environment. Treatment is closely monitored and comprehensive, integrating medical, nutritional, and therapeutic interventions. Our child and adolescent residential treatment is designed for young patients who require around-the-clock support from medical providers, psychotherapists, registered dietitians, and other staff to protect their medical and psychiatric stability. Residential treatment is an appropriate choice for children and adolescents who are medically stable but need help breaking out of unhelpful routines, rules, and behaviors. Veritas’ care model was built around children and adolescents. Our residential children and adolescent programming reflects this, providing the highest quality of evidence-based, age-appropriate care.

Components of Residential Eating Disorder Treatment for Children and Adolescents

Residential care can serve as a starting point on a child or adolescent’s recovery journey or their next step after inpatient care. We know that eating disorders create unique challenges in younger populations. That’s why we tailor our child and adolescent residential programs to the distinct medical and psychiatric needs of young people. You can count on Veritas’ expertise and structured support to provide your child and family with the tools for a successful recovery and life outside treatment. We customize each child and adolescent treatment plan using a range of holistic, best-practice therapeutic methods that focus on interrupting and changing eating disorder behaviors. Core components of care include:   

  • Personalized, one-on-one support from a multidisciplinary team that includes a medical provider, a psychiatrist, a registered dietitian, and a therapist
  • Intensive individual, group, and community-of-support programming, informed by dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Specialized pediatric medicine support
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Direct psychiatric support
  • Individual nutrition counseling
  • Therapeutic coaching at all meals and snacks, with exposure to a variety of food experiences
  • Yoga and mindfulness therapies
  • Moderate supervision from therapeutic assistants 
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Nutrition and culinary groups
  • Family-based treatment (FBT), including parent and family programming, family therapy, and family meals 
  • Integrated education
  • Therapeutic and restaurant outings
  • Expressive groups, including yoga and art
  • Support for co-occurring conditions

Overview of IP/Res Treatment for Children & Adolescents – Download PDF

Resources for Families of Children and Adolescents in Residential Eating Disorder Treatment

Feeling overwhelmed about the prospect of starting treatment? You’re not alone. Just like discovering the presence of an eating disorder, treatment itself can stir mixed emotions. When a child or adolescent enters treatment, the whole family is affected. You play an invaluable role in your loved one’s treatment and recovery journey, and you deserve support. Through these educational materials, our goal is to empower you to help your loved one move through treatment and recovery.

  • Measuring Success: Veritas Collaborative’s Approach to Treatment — This concise document provides an overview of the model of care that Veritas delivers—care that is comprehensive, empirically based, and refined by the clinical judgment of leading experts in the field.  
  • National Eating Disorders Association Parent Toolkit — This toolkit is designed to put crucial information at your fingertips. It offers your family a range of ideas on how to best help your child or adolescent recover from an eating disorder. Some of the questions answered in the toolkit are:
    • What are eating disorders and how are they treated?
    • What are signs of a medical or psychiatric emergency?
    • How do I deal with school issues while my child is ill?
    • What types of treatment are available?
    • How do I know what type of treatment will work best?
    • How do I get my insurance company to cover my loved one’s treatment?
  • Family Guide to Recovery — This guide helps clarify what to expect on your family’s journey to eating disorder recovery. You’ll learn how to differentiate helpful and unhelpful ways to communicate support, the stages of growth and change when recovering from an eating disorder, and how to avoid common recovery pitfalls.

Check out more resources for families of young people seeking eating disorder care.

Residential Programs for Children and Adolescents at Veritas

Child & Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment

Individualized best-practice care tailored to the unique needs of children and adolescents, ages 17 and under, provided in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment.

Locations Providing Residential Eating Disorder Care for Children and Adolescents

A room with two beds and desks - Veritas Collaborative RTP, Durham, NC - Eating Disorder Treatment Center for Children, Adolescents, and Adults

North Carolina

RTP – Durham, NC

Eating Disorder Treatment Center

IP, Res

Child • Adolescent • Adult

Ages 8 & up (IP)

Ages 8–17 (Res) 

Veritas Collaborative Eating Disorder Treatment Center
4024 Stirrup Creek Drive, Durham, NC 27703

A living room area with four chairs around a table by a fireplace - Veritas Collaborative in Atlanta, GA - Eating Disorder Treatment Center for Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Georgia

Atlanta, GA

Eating Disorder Treatment Center

IP, Res, PHP, IOP, OP

Child • Adolescent • Adult

Ages 8–24 (IP) 

Ages 8 & up (Res, PHP, IOP, OP)

Veritas Collaborative Eating Disorder Treatment Center
41 Perimeter Center East, Suite 250, Dunwoody, GA 30346