Facing Trauma with Truth 2014
Adopt Salon Conference was a great success!
Mayor Eric Garcetti honors
Celia Center with a certificate
“As Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, and on behalf of its residents, I am proud to commend Celia Center’s “Facing Trauma with Truth Conference.” A healing conference that aims to provide pre and post-adoption support, psycho-education, and bridge compassion between all members within/without the adoption and foster care community, positively impacts the lives of many Angelenos. I wish Celia Center continued success as they support families through the tough but rewarding process of foster care and adoption.”
From Mayor Eric Garcetti.
This is a conference designed to educate and inspire those connected by adoption.
*Participants will gain insight into the complex, multifaceted and often embodied issues related to adoption. *You will gain a clearer understanding of adoption and acquire practical, meaningful tools that can ultimately lead to healing and integration of the adoption experience.
A shift is occurring – be a part of the transformation!
This conference is recommended for all members of the Foster Care and Adoption Constellation and those treating/working with the Foster Care and Adoption population i.e. Foster Youth Alumni, Adult Adoptees, Adoptive Parents, Foster-Adoptive Parents, Birth Parents, Social Workers, Psychotherapists and anyone connected by Foster Care and Adoption.
Conference Schedule: Session topics included…
#101 From Knowledge to Healing: What the Research Teaches Us~ Presenter: Adam Pertman
#102 Focus on Adoption: An Insider’s Perspective ~ Presenters: Carra Greenberg, J.D. and Sheila Kamen, Ph.D. #103 Transracial Adoptive Family Training and panel ~ Presenter: Angela Gee, M.A., M.F.T. #104 The Primal Wound: Author answers questions about her world-renowned book ~ Presenter: Nancy Verrier, M.A., M.F.T.
#105 Ten Things Adoptees Want the World to Know- Lesli Johnson #106 Inside-Out Healing Session ~ Presenters: Craig Hyman and Patrick McMahon #107 From Loss to Hope: Becoming Parents ~ Presenter: Carole Lieber Wilkins, M.A., M.F.T. #108 Understanding First Mothers: Realities of Search and Reunion~ Presenter: Mimi Janes
#112 Male Adoptees ~ Presenter: Craig Hyman #113 Attachment Research and Adoption: Raising Children Who Thrive, Not Just Survive ~ Presenter: Sally Maslansky, M.A., M.F.T. #115 Coming Home to Self: The Path to Healing for all members of the Constellation ~ Presenter: Nancy Verrier, M.A., M.F.T.
Jeanette dedicates this book in her epilogue: “To all those in the foster care and adoption constellation near and far.”
A book of 16 interventions designed to teach new and imaginative ways for working with traumatized children in foster care and adoption and their families. Groundbreaking Interventions provides a wide variety of play-based methodologies that have been successful in working with children over the age of five in foster care and adoption.
Watch an introductory training with Jeanette Yoffe, based on the book Groundbreaking Interventions: Working with Traumatized Children, Teens and Families in Foster Care and Adoption. There are interventions designed to teach new and imaginative ways for working with traumatized children in foster care and adoption and their families. Groundbreaking Interventions provides a wide variety of play-based methodologies that have been successful in working with children over the age of five 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.
These interventions are for all professionals and parents working with children in foster care and adoption!
Fostering Imagination Executive Director/Founder Ilia Jauregui, Advisory Board Member and Psychotherapist Jeanette Yoffe, and two of FI’s fabulous youth Loretta Jordan and Martha Guzman join DJ Boy Toy Jesse on KIIS FM for an interview, bringing awareness to foster care issues and the programs
Fostering Imagination offers to foster youth and emancipated youth throughout Los Angeles.