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Here you can find various events and presentations by Jeanette Yoffe. 

Jeanette has over 18 years of experience speaking and training on topics of adoption, foster care, family preservation, reunification, open adoption, children’s mental health, child welfare, and trauma-informed care. She is passionate about empowering adoptees, foster youth, professionals and parents with the knowledge, tools, and resources needed to change the paradigm, and bring a voice to the child’s experience! She is available for keynote speaking, training and consulting. 

Visit her Foster Care & Adoption YouTube channel HERE.
 

Jeanette frequently presents at national, state and local mental health, adoption, foster care and child welfare conferences including the Child Welfare League of America, the American Adoption Congress , the North American Council on Adoptable Children , Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles Department of Child and Family Services, Pennylane, Vista Del Mar, and Five Acres.  

 

In 2006, Jeanette was honored with a ‘Foster Care Hero Award from the County of Los Angeles for her work with children in Los Angeles County working as a foster care social worker with Southern California Foster Family and Adoption Agency.

Professional Licenses and Credentials:

California Board of Behavioral Sciences Marriage and Family Therapist License MFT 42758

CA Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Court-appointed Reunification Therapist & Expert Witness

Certified Supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapist Interns

Alpha-Stim, Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation Certification

Certificate in Object Relations Theory Psychoanalytic Center of CA  

Kinship Center, Adoption Clinical Training-Children’s Bureau

Post-Traumatic Therapy for Children Certified

Attachment Theory Daniel Hughes Certification

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Certified

To connect with Jeanette, call 310.351.8113. or email jeanette@yoffetherapy.com

Areas of specialization include: 

  • Trauma

  • Attachment

  • Child Development

  • Children’s Mental Health

  • Adoption

  • Open Adoption

  • Family Reunification

  • Foster Care

  • Child Maltreatment

  • Systems of Care

  • Developmental Trauma Disorder

  • Family Attachment Therapy

  • Attachment Based Parenting

  • Parenting the Child of Loss & Trauma

  • Relational Trauma

  • Lifelong Issues in the Adoption Constellation

  • Parenting

  • Grief and Loss

  • Trauma Informed Care

  • Teens & Tweens in Adoption

  • Search and Reunion

  • Transitional Aged Youth

  • Adoption Clinical Competence

Keynote Speaker Presentations:

Los Angeles Child Abuse Council. The Heart of Resilience. April 26, 2018.

 

California Adoption Conference, Oakland, California. Exploring Feelings About Adoption.Presented March 19, 2016.

 

Children’s Bureau of Southern California, Empower, Enrich and Enlighten Conference.Becoming Whole Parenting. Presented May 18, 2013.

Adopt Salon Conference 2012. Celia Center: A New Beginning. Presented November 8th, 2012.

 

Children’s Bureau of Southern California. Celebrating Families Conference. Presented May 16, 2009.

 

Children’s Bureau of Southern California. Parenting Your Adopted Child. Keynote Speaker. Presented May  2008.

 

Department of Children and Family Services, Los Angeles County. From Foster Care to Family: Keynote Speaker. May 2007.

Conference Presentations:

Adoptee Affinity Group: Common Themes and Coping Skills. Park Century School. November 2019.
 

L.A. Writers’ Workshop Salon: Adoption & Foster Care. Center Theatre Group. November 2019.

Concerned United Birthparents Conference. Writer's Panel: My Birthmother's Letters. Presented in October 2019.

 

10 Parenting Skills An Adoptee Wants Parents to Know, North American Council on Adoptable Children, July 2019.

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Trauma-Informed Practice. Presented monthly January              2019 - June 2019.

 

Five Acres. Groundbreaking Interventions for Attachment Challenges. March 15, 2018.

         

Strength United. Adoption Competency Training. February 27, 2018.

 

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Trauma-Informed Practice. Presented monthly September 2017 - June 2018.

 

Children’s Law Center Los Angeles. Trauma-Informed Professional Practice. Presented October 13, 2017.

 

Vista Del Mar Agency. Trauma-Informed Practice for Residential and School Staff. Presented June 28-30, 2017 and July 5-7, 2017.

 

Pennylane Agency. Trauma and Attachment Informed Practice. Presented June 21, 2017.

 

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Trauma-Informed Practice. Presented monthly September 2016 - June 2017.

 

California Adoption Conference, Oakland, California. Groundbreaking Interventions for Traumatized Children and their Families. Presented March 18, 2016.

 

Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Trauma-Informed Practice. Presented monthly September 2015 - June 2016.

         

Alma Family Services. Trauma-Informed Practice Part I and II. Presented September 24 and October 15, 2015.

 

El Nido Family Centers. Attachment-Focused Parenting. Presented September 17, 2015.

         

North American Council on Adoptable Children. Groundbreaking Interventions for Traumatized Children and their Families. Presented  July 29, 2015.

         

Pact Adopt Summer Camp 2015. Groundbreaking Interventions with Foster and Adopted Children. July 5, 2015.

 

Olive Crest Agency. Adoption Competency Training for Professionals. May 28, 2015.

 

Celia Center and Vista Del Mar Adoption Agency. Truly, Madly, Deeply, Understanding your Foster and/or Adopted Child.  May 22, 2015.

 

Facing Trauma with Truth Conference, Celia Center 2014. Open Adoption Panel. Presented November 7, 2014.

 

Concerned United Birthparents Conference 2014. Professional Panel. Presented in October 2014.

 

El Nido Family Centers. Attachment-Focused Parenting. Presented April 18, 2014.

         

Valley Trauma Center. The Mystery of the Foster and Adopted Adolescent. April 2014. 

 

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Trauma-Informed Practice. Presented to the Department of Children and Family Services County Social Workers, Los Angeles County. September 30, 2013, November 4 and 22, 2013, February 11, 2014, March 27, 2014, and April 15 and 21, 2014.

 

El Nido Family Centers. Attachment-Focused Parenting. Presented April 18, 2014.

 

65th Annual Convention of California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools. Parenting Your Adopted or Foster Child. April 14th, 2014.

 

American Adoption Congress Conference 2014. Groundbreaking Ways to Work with Traumatized Children and Families. Presented April 11, 2014.

 

Vista Del Mar Family and Child Services. Adopted For the Life of Me Panel and Film Screening. August 2013.

 

Valley Trauma Center. The Mystery of the Foster and Adopted Adolescent. June 2013.

 

Children’s Bureau of Southern California. Unfolding the Open Adoption Relationship. April 29, 2013.

 

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Secondary Trauma. Presented to the Department of Children and Family Services County Social Workers and Public Health Nurses, Los Angeles County. March 14, 2013, March 27th, 2013, April 11th, 2013 & May 16th, 2013.

 

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Beyond Consequences, Logic, and Control. Presented to the Department of Children and Family Services County Social Workers, Los Angeles County. March 22, 2012, March 29, 2012, December 13, 2012 & July 18, 2013.

 

Adopt Salon Conference 2012. Understanding Your Teen Adoptee. Presented November 9th, 2012.

 

Children’s Bureau of Southern California. Disclosing Adoption and Family History to Adoptees. October 2011 & April 2012.

Children’s Bureau of Southern California. Attachment-Focused Parenting. October 2010 & April 2011.

Children’s Bureau of Southern California. Beyond Consequences Parenting. October 2009 & April 2010.