Groundbreaking Interventions: working with Traumatized Children, Teens and Families in Foster Care and Adoption
Jeanette Yoffe, M.A., M.F.T., is the Director and Founder of Celia Center, the non-profit she named after her first mother, Celia. It serves as a support center that meets the critical needs of all those connected by Foster Care and Adoption and all those who serve the community. She is an adoption and foster care psychotherapist. Yoffe’s desire to become a 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.
She has been in the field for over 20 years and has worked as a psychotherapist, foster care social worker, clinical director, trainer for Los Angeles County Child & Family Services and the Department of Mental Health for parents, social workers and therapists on adoption & foster care challenges, parenting, impact of pre-adoption trauma, grief/loss, open adoption, and provides support to adult adoptees searching for long lost family members, as well as assists in reunion and family reunification. She is a Court Appointed Reunification Expert for Los Angeles Superior Court in cases involving children at risk for separation
Please peruse our recommended reading list. Many of these books can be found in libraries nationwide. To purchase these titles, the following specialized sources are recommended:
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Tapestry Books: A mail order/online bookstore specializing in adoption titles.
While the AAC believes that all the books listed below will be helpful to individuals seeking to learn more about the adoption experience, the views and opinions expressed in the books are those of the authors alone.
|The Primal Wound|
| Lost and Found: A Memoir for Mothers|
Kate St. Vincent Vogl
|Giving Away Simone|
Jan L. Waldron
|A Legitimate Life: A Forbidden Journey of Self-Discovery|
Melinda A. Warshaw
|Scattered Siblings: An Adoptee's Search for His Biological Roots|
Lawrence A Weeks
|360 Square: A Memoir of Adoption and Identity|
|Between Light and Shadow: A Guatemalan Girls Journey Through Adoption|
|Why be Happy when you could be Normal?|
|Secret Thoughts of an Adoptive Mother|
|Groundbreaking Interventions: working with Traumatized Children, Teens and Families in Foster Care and Adoption|