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Meet Jeanette Yoffe Executive Director of the Celia Center, Inc. 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. Because of Jeanette’s life experience she can more easily connect and relate to the children and teens she works with. She is an exceptional child-care worker who is dedicated to helping each of her clients reach their full potential through mental health therapy and make the difficult journey from despair towards resiliency and hope. Read More...
Read Jeanette’s New Blog at Adoption Voices Magazine…. Jeanette was asked to write a blog about her experience growing up in foster care and being adopted at the age of  7 1/2.   "I am one of those people who in the past would “stuff” and “abandon” my early experiences because of the “shame” I felt. After years of difficult soul searching, therapy and the love and support of family and friends I have come to realize that there is no running from this sense of shame, there is only understanding where it comes from, rising above it and moving past...." Read more here....at Adoption Voices Magazine.
The Adopt Salon A monthly open support group free for all members of the Adoption Constellation: Birth parents, Adoptees, Former Foster Youth, Foster and Adoptive Parents. A place for the Adoption & Foster Care community to come together to share stories, thoughts, feelings, and ideas, receive psycho-education, process grief/loss, and build strong bonds and connections. The group is facilitated by Adoptions/Foster Care Psychotherapist, Adult Adoptee Jeanette Yoffe, MFT and a co-facilitator guest of the constellation each month. Read More...
Adopt Salon Conference 2014 News!!! November 7th A conference dedicated to the foster care and adoption constellation in Los Angeles and beyond! Early Bird Discount Begins June 1st, 2014 $129.99. Registration after June 1st is $139.99. CEU's available for MFT's and CSW's. Tickets will be sold on Eventbrite starting June 1st. All Media, Sponsorship, Volunteering inquiries please email theceliacenter@gmail.com                                 We look forward to seeing you at the conference!  
See Jeanette Yoffe on Kids in the House Expert Videos talking about Adoption See Jeanette Yoffe, MA, MFT, Adoption & Family Therapist, Provide Parenting Expertise, Advice, and Videos at KidsInTheHouse.com...                            Watch Videos Here....

A Celia Center Support Group filmed on OWN’s Television Show, Raising Whitley!!! WATCH HERE!

workshopWatch as adoptive parents and adult adoptees help and support Adoptive Mother, Kym Whitley, consider including the birthmother back into her son's life..... "Birthparents gave life, adoptive parents provide the day-to-day care giving that sustains life, and both play affirming roles for the child through ongoing, unconditional acceptance and unwavering interest." WATCH HERE...

INTERVENTIONS DVD for Children in Foster Care & Adoption

book NEW DVD - Working with Traumatized Children and Families in Foster Care and Adoption by Jeanette Yoffe, M.A., MFT This interactive DVD is designed to familiarize participants with new and imaginative ways for working with traumatized children in foster care and adoption and their families. Viewers will be provided with a wide variety of play-based methodologies and interventions that have proven successful in working with children over the age of five in foster care and adoption. LEARN MORE HERE...
We all have roots to grow...

“Our goal and mission for 2014 and beyond is to bring the constellation together so we can validate the foster and adoptee’s experience, honor the first mother’s experience and educate adoptive and foster families, as well as professionals about the experience, in order to gain clarity, ultimately heal and become a force together.” – Jeanette Yoffe, Executive Director

“….we, as the constellation of adoption and foster care, can be the change we want to see in the world.”  

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