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Fri, May 20


Zoom Training

Adoption & Foster Care Competency Training with Jeanette Yoffe M.F.T.

Adoption & Foster Care Adoption Competency Training for Professionals and Parents 5 FREE CEU's Available!

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Adoption & Foster Care Competency Training with Jeanette Yoffe M.F.T.
Adoption & Foster Care Competency Training with Jeanette Yoffe M.F.T.

Time & Location

May 20, 2022, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM PDT

Zoom Training


About the Event

Key concepts of Adoption will be discussed such as the life cycle of adoption, adoption as a life-long process, the significance of birth family members, open adoption practice, grief and loss in adoption, impact separation trauma, the role of attachment in adoption, search and reunion challenges for the adoption constellation members and clinical practice/therapeutic strategies for children, youth, and families. When: Friday, May 20th, 2022 Time: 9am- 2pm PST Where: ZOOM 5 FREE Continuing Education Training Units are provided for professionals working with children/teens/families connected by foster care & adoption, as well as parents and adoptees wanting to learn more about their experience.

Adoption & Foster Care Adoption Competency Training Agenda

I Adoption: What to Know In the 21st Century?

II  Adoption Defined, Realities, Types, Language

III  In Utero, Separation Trauma, Mothers, Attachment

IV  7 Core Issues for all Members of the Adoption Constellation

V   Understanding & Talking About Adoption at Different Ages

VI  Transracial Adoption Best Practice

VII  Open Adoption Best Practice

VIII  Therapeutic Interventions For Parents/Professionals

IX  Search and Reunion for Adoptees

X  Facilitating Adoption/Foster Care Support Groups

 Continuing Education Hours: 

  • This course does meet the qualifications for Four Hours of Continuing Education Credit for the California Board of Registered Nurses, Psychologists, LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 
  • 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 adoption community: LMFT’s, LCSW’s, LPCCs, and/or LEP’s.
  • CEU Certificates are awarded to licensed professionals at the conclusion of the training. 
  • Course evaluations are completed before the awarding of CEU’s and Certificates.

About Celia Center At Celia Center we address the critical mental health needs of anyone connected by foster care and/or adoption. We provide support groups, conferences, special events, workshops for adoptees, foster youth alumni children, parents thinking about adoption, foster parents, adoptive parents, and birth parents — so we include all members of the constellation to provide the support that is a lifelong process . . .  

— Jeanette Yoffe, M.A., M.F.T., Executive Director, Founder of Celia Center.


  • Early Bird

    This includes copy of the training and handouts.

  • Students & Seniors

    10% discount




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