Teen Adopt Salon West LA

Teen Adopt Salon West LA

A monthly open support group for Teens who are connected by Adoption and/or Foster Care: Teen Adoptees and Foster Youth. Ages 13-17. Pizza and drinks served. NO Parents allowed!

  • When: Saturday of Every Month TBD next is Dec 21, 2019

  • Where: 1626 Westwood Blvd, Suite 106,
    Los Angeles, California 90024

  • 2 hour metered parking available in front of the building

  • Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm

  • Cost: $20 Suggested per Teen to support our mission to help all teens.

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  • This group facilitated by Jeanette Yoffe, Psychotherapist and Adult Adoptee Mentor, Sarah Rudd.

  • MUST RSVP only 8 SLOTS AVAILABLE

  • SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE UPON ADVANCE REQUEST please email us at info@celiacenter.org 

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Adopt Salon Constellation Support Group West Los Angeles with Jeanette Yoffe

Adopt Salon Constellation Support Group West Los Angeles with Jeanette Yoffe

Adopt Salon Support Group in Los Angeles led by Jeanette Yoffe

 

Pre/Post Foster Care & Adoption Constellation Support Group

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Adopt Salon was developed and is supported by the CELIA CENTER, a non-profit Adoption and Foster Care Support organization.

A monthly open support group for all members of the Adoption Constellation:
First Birth Parents, Adoptees, Former Foster Youth, Foster Parents, Legal Guardians, & Adoptive Parents. $20 Suggested Donation 

A place for the Adoption & Foster Care community to come together to share stories, thoughts, feelings, ideas, receive psycho-education, process grief/loss, learn about search and reunion, and build strong bonds/connections.

Facilitated by Adoption Psychotherapist, Adult Adoptee Jeanette Yoffe, MFT.

Participants:  Members of the Foster and/or Adoption Constellation are allowed ONLY.

First mothers, First fathers, (pre & post-adoption)

Adoptees and/or Foster-Adoptees/Former Foster Youth

Adoptive Parents, (pre & post-adoption)

Foster Parents, Legal Guardians, Mentors to Foster Youth
(For adults only; No childcare)

When: Quarterly GROUP, 1st WEDNESDAY of March/June/Sept/Dec 2019.

Where: Vista Del Mar 3200 Motor Ave. Los Angeles CA 90034

Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm

1st WEDNESDAY of the following Months… March 6th, June 5th, September 4th, and December 4th, 2019.

$20 Suggested Donation.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds!

This group facilitated by Jeanette Yoffe, M.F.T., Adult Adoptee and Former Foster Youth.

“I just wanted to give a big THANK YOU for allowing me to observe your group.  It was absolutely amazing, empowering and nothing that I have ever heard before.  Something of this magnitude would be so beneficial for ALL to witness, and listen to.  I can see this becoming huge.  Your influence, compassion, and empathy illuminate in every member of the group.” -Leticia V. M.S.W., ASW, Children’s Social Worker

Open Adopt-ED Salon Forum – Open to the Public – Educating 1 person at a time! November

Open Adopt-ED Salon Forum – Open to the Public – Educating 1 person at a time! November

OPEN
Adopt-ED Salon Group Forum
for ANYONE interested in learning from the experience of
an Adopted Person, a Former Foster Youth, a Birth Mother or Father and
Foster or Adoptive Parent.

A small group format, which allows for participants to learn more about adoption or foster care firsthand, (via question cards) with answers given by an Adopted Person, Former Foster Youth, a Birth Mother or Father, and/or a  Foster or Adoptive Parent.

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PLEASE RSVP FOR THIS EVENT

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Open Adopt Salon was developed and is supported by the CELIA CENTER,
a non-profit Adoption and Foster Care Support organization and supported by

A place for the Adoption & Foster Care community to come together to share stories, thoughts, feelings, ideas, receive psycho-education, process grief/loss, learn about search and reunion, and build strong bonds/connections.

 Participants:  Anyone interested in learning about Foster Care and Adoption FIRSTHAND experiences!

When: WEDNESDAY, October 2nd, 2019.

Where: Vista Del Mar 3200 Motor Ave. Los Angeles CA 90034

Time: 7:30 – 9:00pm

Fee: $20 entry

$10 Additional for 2 Hours of Continuing Education Credit.

Celia Center provides CEU's in Los Angeles

Celia Center Founder Jeanette Yoffe Los Angeles provides Adoption and Foster Care Education and Support

 Celia 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.

This event facilitated by Jeanette Yoffe, M.F.T., Adult Adoptee and Former Foster Youth and Founder of Celia Center.

What people are saying about Celia Center!

“I just wanted to give a big THANK YOU for allowing me to observe your group.  It was absolutely amazing, empowering and nothing that I have ever heard before.  Something of this magnitude would be so beneficial for ALL to witness, and listen to.  I can see this becoming huge.  Your influence, compassion, and empathy illuminate in every member of the group.”

-Leticia V. M.S.W., ASW, Children’s Social Worker

Healing Series: Adoptees ON Podcast Support Groups with Jeanette Yoffe M.F.T.

Healing Series: Adoptees ON Podcast Support Groups with Jeanette Yoffe M.F.T.

illustrated Adoptees On logoJeanette Yoffe was interviewed for this podcast on February 16, 2018.

Podcaster Haley Radke invites Jeanette Yoffe to share what inspired her to begin a support group for adoptees. Discussion covers how to start your own group and best practices for peer-facilitated groups.

If starting or joining a support group feels too intimidating, don’t worry! Jeanette has a great idea for free support: find a listening partner.

— Haley Radke: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Topics Discussed:

  • Celia Center
  • The Adoption Constellation: New Ways of Thinking About and Practicing Adoption by Michael Phillip Grand
  • Using the term adoption constellation vs adoption triad
  • Adopt Salon constellation groups can include: adoptees, adoptive parents, first parents, foster youth, foster alumni, foster families, social workers, spouses, siblings
  • Suggested Support Group Rules:
  • We support each other here, we don’t fix each other – no unsolicited advice
  • Everyone gets a turn to share (5 minutes). What’s your name, what are you here for – do you have a question, do you want support for something in particular? You can share briefly about your story.
  • You can ask questions if you do want advice.
  • You can be here and not share: OWL (Observe, Watch and Listen)
  • Keep everything confidential that is shared in the group
  • We need firm and safe group rules so we don’t experience secondary trauma
  • Constellation groups help us examine adoption from multiple angles; helps in growing compassion and acknowledging it is a shared experience.
  • Celia Center support groups have been featured on OWN’s Television Show, “Raising Whitley” and TLC’s “Long Lost Family”
  • If you can’t find a group, don’t feel comfortable going to a group, don’t want to start your own… Find a listening partner! Book a regular call that is to someone who will just listen. Listen, receive and acknowledge.
  • Support groups to listen, share and support; you can also have guests come in and present, maybe for 15 minutes on different topics – mindfulness, an education piece about trauma, sharing their story… but leave space for the group to still share and discuss.
  • If a group has different members of the adoption constellation present, it’s best to have a licensed therapist to facilitate. For peer-led support, just having adult adoptees (for example) is safer.
  • Celia Center Arts Festival | Adopting Resilience, Fostering the Spirit of Creativity
  • Celia Center Arts Festival 2016 Summary Video
  • Check out adopteesconnect.com for new peer-led groups starting in the United States (started by Pamela Karanova of How Does it Feel to be Adopted)
  • If you have another resource of places to find in-person adoptee support groups, please get in touch so I can list it here.

— Haley Radke: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

source: <http://www.adopteeson.com/listen/hssupport>