December 26, 2008

The Buffalo – Tanzania Education Project

Posted in Blogroll, Help for Those who Tend Toward Self-Destruction at 12:00 am by satsanga

The Buffalo – Tanzania Education Project

A community initiative supporting social and economic reform in the Mara Region of Tanzania Africa through the development of schools for girls in Musoma, Tanzania.

Despite its challenges, the Mara region of Tanzania is rich in resources, making it uniquely suited for a comprehensive school.

Key assets include:

The Immaculate Heart Sisters of Africa (IHSA), a community of nuns who have successfully developed and managed schools in Tanzania, are committed to developing a comprehensive school for girls in the Mara region

1000 acres of land that have been given to the IHSA for the development of a comprehensive  school for girls

Official support for external partnerships resulting in the development of schools


December 25, 2008

Eating Disorder Task Force Updates

Posted in 1 at 11:33 pm by satsanga

The Eating Disorder Task Force met this morning. We had a great turnout and a productive meeting. Please see summary below. The next meeting will be:

Thursday January 22, 2009
8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Tim Hortons (Walker Center)
5140 Main St
Williamsville, NY 14221

*Please RSVP via email and let me know if you plan to attend

December 11, 2008 Meeting:
Molly Beck (Buff State Counseling Center)
Phyllis Comroy (private practice therapy
Catherine Cook-Cottone (UB – CSEP and private practice therapy)
Renee Fearon (Jewish Family Service)
Shelia Flavin (private practice nutrition)
Jayne Haley (Avalon)
Mandy Howard (UBCS intern and CSEP
Linda Kane (private practice therapy, school counselor)
Carissa Uschold (UBCS)

– Review of Renfrew Eating Disorder Conference Nov. 2008; materials and info. to follow by myself and Renee Fearon (Jewish Family Service)
– Discussion about out of area centers, referrals and updates
– Presentation of current groups, reserch and programs locally
– Discussion about the impact of nutrition work with body image issues
– Discussion about up coming EDTF spring conference
– Brief case conferencing througout

Area Updates:

Unity Eating Disorder Partial Hospitalization Program in Rochester, NY is closing as of Tuesday December 23, 2008. They will still offer an outpatient program only.

The Renfrew Center has opened several new outpatient treatment facilities and partial programs. They will also be opening a outpatient center for Orthodox Jewish Women in the New York City area. At the Renfrew Conference, I met with Dawn Papp who is a representative in New York City. She gave me contact information that can assist in streamlining referrals. Please let me know if you need any information.

Outpatient centers:
Wilton, CT
Coconut Creek, FL
Charlotte, NC
Ridgewood, NJ
New York, NY
Radnor, PA
Brentwood, TN
Remuda Ranch has opened a new location called
Remuda East – Virgina

Upcoming groups and events:

Yoga and Wellness: Eating Disorder Treatment Group
An 8 session treament group using mindful and restorative yoga, journaling, and structured activities to help you decrease eating disordered symptoms and increase wellness behaviors and coping.
Tuesday evenings 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Starting January 6, 2009
Calvary Episcopal Church
20 Milton Street off of Cayuga at Main in Williamsville
$40.00/Session – Workbooks and Yoga Manuals included in fee
Advance registration required by contacting one of the instructors:
Catherine Cook-Cottone, Ph.D.: 645-2484 x1073
Linda Kane, LMHC: 380-4621

Avalon Centers:

Intuitive Eating Group
$20.00 per session, open
6 weeks
Call ahead for information & screening

Bulimia Group
$25.00 per session, open
6 weeks beginning at the end of January
Call ahead for information & screening

ANAD Eating Disorder Support Group
Free, open, ongoing
Sundays 6-7:00 PM
Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital

1540 Maple Road

Williamsville NY, 14221

Board Room

Contact: Mandy Howard: (404)291-4018

University at Buffalo Counseling Services/Student Wellness Team

presents the documentary

America the Beautiful

Tuesday February 3, 2009

6:30 PM doors open

7:00 PM screening

UB Center for the Arts Screening Room

free and open to the community and campus

limited seating available; arrive early

Q & A with director Darryl Roberts following the screening

Happy Holidays!