Sponsored by Concerned Persons for Adoption

In partnership with the Adoption Agency Council of NJ (AACNJ) and

Rutgers University School of Social Work

Keynote Address:  Supporting Needs and Strengthening Bonds in Adoption

Today more than ever, we are understanding the psychological and emotional impact of adoption on the adoptee. Jeanette will share her story as an adoptee and psychotherapist working in the field for over 20 years. She will introduce a list of skill-sets for parents and professionals, meant to support and strengthen parenting an adoptee. Because of Jeanette’s extensive experience working with adoptive parents, coupled with her lived experiences as an adoptee, she weaves together the rich and comprehensive field of attachment theory and research, as well as techniques rooted in proven therapeutic interventions for working with children and teenagers connected by adoption.
Jeanette Yoffe, M.A., MF.T., she is the Executive Director and Founder of Celia Center, a non-profit support center which meets the critical needs of all those connected by foster care and adoption and all those who serve the community of foster care and adoption in Los Angeles, CA and beyond.  She is also an adoptions and foster care psychotherapist and director of Yoffe Therapy. 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.

Yoffe has been in the field for over 20 years, providing mental health education and support, as a psychotherapist, foster care social worker, clinical director, trainer for Los Angeles County Child & Family Services and the Department of Mental Health.  She continues to teach parents, social workers and therapists on adoption & foster care challenges, trauma-informed 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. She has appeared on the OWN and TLC Network, as a Psychotherapist teaching about Adoption in the shows Raising Whitley and Long Lost Family. She has written two books, What is Adoption? For Kids and Groundbreaking Interventions: Working with Traumatized Children, Teens and Families in Foster Care and Adoption (available on Amazon) and a play about growing up in foster care adoption “What’s Your Name, Who’s Your Daddy?(available on Audible and on Amazon).

For more info visit JeanetteYoffe.com.
To register for the 2022 CPFA LTA conference, click the link below:

Online registration closes at midnight, March 2, 2022. To cancel a registration, email the conference advisor at info@cpfanj.org. No refunds can be given after March 4, 2022.


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The "Let's Talk Adoption"sm conference is a dynamic and educational event coordinated entirely by CPFA volunteers in conjunction with the Rutgers School of Social Work and the New Jersey Interagency Adoption Council. The goal is to educate and support those involved in the adoption constellation. This non-profit conference has received accolades throughout its 39-year history by both parents and professionals.

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