Open Adoption with Jeanette Yoffe – Continuing Education Series

Open Adoption with Jeanette Yoffe – Continuing Education Series

$20.00

Open Adoption – Open Foster Care

Featuring Jeanette Yoffe, MFT, Founder of Celia Center

1 Hour of Continuing Education

  1. Watch the Video
  2. Take the Test
  3. Receive a Certificate of Completion!

Open Adoption Training

NOTE: — After purchase, check your receipt for a special link that will enable you to watch the video.

What you will LEARN in this 90-minute training:

Since the practice of openness took hold in the U.S. in the 1980s and 1990s, adoption professionals, researchers, and the affected parties themselves have identified many benefits for birth families, adopted children, and adoptive parents. Some challenges have been documented as well, including ones stemming from early misunderstandings or conflicting expectations. It is critically important for adoption professionals, as well as members of birth and adoptive families, to understand openness and the factors that are important for shaping effective open adoption relationships, not only in making decisions related to openness before child placement but also in navigating open relationships over time. Jeanette will share her strategies, tips, and the importance of establishing an open adoption for your child!

Goals and Objectives:

  • List 3 reasons why Open Adoption is important for an adopted child’s identity.
  • To be able to explain why Open Adoption supports a birth parent’s grief and loss.
  • To be able to identify three research statistics supporting Open Adoption.
  • To be able to name three steps to facilitating an open adoption agreement.

Who Is This For?

  • Foster and Adoptive Parents
  • Social Workers LCSW
  • Psychologists PHD
  • Psychotherapists LMFT, LPCC
  • Licensed Educational Psychologist LEP
  • Child Welfare Advocates

Jeanette Yoffe, M.F.T., earned her Masters in Clinical Psychology, specializing in children, from Antioch University in June of 2002. She treats children with serious psychological problems secondary to histories of abuse, neglect, and /or multiple placements. She has specialized for the past 18 years in the treatment of children who manifest serious deficits in their emotional, cognitive, and behavioral development. She is the Founder of Celia Center Inc, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles supporting all members of the foster care and adoption constellation. Jeanette’s desire to become a child therapist with a special focus on adopted and foster care issues derived from her own experience of being adopted and moving through the foster care system. Her personal experience has informed her education and provided insight into the unique stresses involved with these issues.

​In 2019 she published a one-woman show she performed in 2000 titled “What’s Your Name, Who’s Your Daddy?” It is available on Amazon and is recorded on Audible. This is a great resource for families, support groups, and agencies to listen and understand the chid’s point of view about growing up in foster care and adoption. During her five years as a professional social worker and therapist, Jeanette developed a series of groundbreaking interventions for working with foster and adopted children and currently presents creative workshops for parents as well as therapists and social workers in Los Angeles, at the 2005 Child Welfare League Conference and 2012 DCFS Conference. She has published a book, GROUNDBREAKING INTERVENTIONS: WORKING WITH TRAUMATIZED CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION. This book contains structured treatment activities, the goals of treatment, materials needed, and the “how to approach” for each methodology. A must-have intervention book for all professionals and parents working with children in foster care and adoption!

Celia Center is a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization that provides therapy and special services for the whole constellation of foster-related people: from foster children to adult foster children, from foster parents to hopeful parents of orphaned or foster children, from adoptive parents to birth parents.


logo art for CAMFTA Approved Continuing Education ProviderCelia Center Inc is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #121492. The target audience is the following: educators,teachers, health providers, licensed professionals in the community: LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCCs, and/or LEP’s.

CEU Certificates are awarded to licensed professionals at the conclusion of the training. Course evaluations are completed before the awarding of CEU’s and Certificates.

Continuing Education Hours:

This course does meet the qualifications for One Hour of Continuing Education Credit for the California Board of Registered Nurses, Psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


 

About Celia Center

At Celia Center we address the critical mental health needs of anyone connected by foster care and/or adoption. We provide support groups, conferences, special events, workshops for adoptees, foster youth alumni children, parents thinking about adoption, foster parents, adoptive parents, and birth parents — so we include all members of the constellation to provide the support that is a lifelong process . . .
— Jeanette Yoffe, M.A., M.F.T., Executive Director, Celia Center

Open Adoption - Open Foster Care

Featuring Jeanette Yoffe, MFT, Founder of Celia Center

1 Hour of Continuing Education

  1. Watch the Video
  2. Take the Test
  3. Receive a Certificate of Completion!

Open Adoption Training

NOTE: -- After purchase, check your receipt for a special link that will enable you to watch the video.

What you will LEARN in this 90-minute training:

Since the practice of openness took hold in the U.S. in the 1980s and 1990s, adoption professionals, researchers, and the affected parties themselves have identified many benefits for birth families, adopted children, and adoptive parents. Some challenges have been documented as well, including ones stemming from early misunderstandings or conflicting expectations. It is critically important for adoption professionals, as well as members of birth and adoptive families, to understand openness and the factors that are important for shaping effective open adoption relationships, not only in making decisions related to openness before child placement but also in navigating open relationships over time. Jeanette will share her strategies, tips, and the importance of establishing an open adoption for your child!

Goals and Objectives:

  • List 3 reasons why Open Adoption is important for an adopted child's identity.
  • To be able to explain why Open Adoption supports a birth parent's grief and loss.
  • To be able to identify three research statistics supporting Open Adoption.
  • To be able to name three steps to facilitating an open adoption agreement.

Who Is This For?

  • Foster and Adoptive Parents
  • Social Workers LCSW
  • Psychologists PHD
  • Psychotherapists LMFT, LPCC
  • Licensed Educational Psychologist LEP
  • Child Welfare Advocates

Jeanette Yoffe, M.F.T., earned her Masters in Clinical Psychology, specializing in children, from Antioch University in June of 2002. She treats children with serious psychological problems secondary to histories of abuse, neglect, and /or multiple placements. She has specialized for the past 18 years in the treatment of children who manifest serious deficits in their emotional, cognitive, and behavioral development. She is the Founder of Celia Center Inc, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles supporting all members of the foster care and adoption constellation. Jeanette’s desire to become a child therapist with a special focus on adopted and foster care issues derived from her own experience of being adopted and moving through the foster care system. Her personal experience has informed her education and provided insight into the unique stresses involved with these issues.

​In 2019 she published a one-woman show she performed in 2000 titled "What's Your Name, Who's Your Daddy?" It is available on Amazon and is recorded on Audible. This is a great resource for families, support groups, and agencies to listen and understand the chid's point of view about growing up in foster care and adoption. During her five years as a professional social worker and therapist, Jeanette developed a series of groundbreaking interventions for working with foster and adopted children and currently presents creative workshops for parents as well as therapists and social workers in Los Angeles, at the 2005 Child Welfare League Conference and 2012 DCFS Conference. She has published a book, GROUNDBREAKING INTERVENTIONS: WORKING WITH TRAUMATIZED CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN FOSTER CARE AND ADOPTION. This book contains structured treatment activities, the goals of treatment, materials needed, and the “how to approach” for each methodology. A must-have intervention book for all professionals and parents working with children in foster care and adoption!

Celia Center is a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization that provides therapy and special services for the whole constellation of foster-related people: from foster children to adult foster children, from foster parents to hopeful parents of orphaned or foster children, from adoptive parents to birth parents.


logo art for CAMFTA Approved Continuing Education ProviderCelia Center Inc is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #121492. The target audience is the following: educators,teachers, health providers, licensed professionals in the community: LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCCs, and/or LEP’s.

CEU Certificates are awarded to licensed professionals at the conclusion of the training. Course evaluations are completed before the awarding of CEU's and Certificates.

Continuing Education Hours:

This course does meet the qualifications for One Hour of Continuing Education Credit for the California Board of Registered Nurses, Psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.


 

About Celia Center

At Celia Center we address the critical mental health needs of anyone connected by foster care and/or adoption. We provide support groups, conferences, special events, workshops for adoptees, foster youth alumni children, parents thinking about adoption, foster parents, adoptive parents, and birth parents -- so we include all members of the constellation to provide the support that is a lifelong process . . .
-- Jeanette Yoffe, M.A., M.F.T., Executive Director, Celia Center