The State of California committed resources to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 for youth and post adoptive families. This California Statewide Post Adoption Navigator site was developed as
a part of this Statewide project serving families across the State.

While the Post Permanency Project ended September 30, 2022, we hope this website serves a resource to connect you to your local post adoption service provider, and you enjoy the insight articles and on demand trainings coming.

Attachment-Focused Parenting

Presented by Jeanette Yoffe, M.A., M.F.T.

Practical parenting skills and techniques rooted in proven therapeutic principles for working with children and teenagers with attachment issues

This training is based on the book by Daniel Hughes, Attachment-Focused Parenting: Effective Strategies to Care for Children, which brings the rich and comprehensive field of attachment theory and research from inside the therapy room to the outside. Recommended for therapists and caregivers with practical parenting skills and techniques rooted in proven therapeutic principles for working with children and teenagers with attachment issues. A guide for all parents and a resource for all mental health clinicians who are searching for ways to effectively love, discipline, and communicate with children. Techniques and practices include topics such as: how to set limits, provide guidance, and manage the responsibilities and difficulties of daily life, while at the same time communicating safety, fun, joy, and love.

GOALS:

  • Learn how to facilitate interventions with attachment challenged children with histories of abuse, neglect,
    grief and loss, and trauma.
  • Develop attunement skills necessary to build the bonds between parent and child that not only facilitate
    safety, fun, joy and love, but instill trust and security.
  • Gain knowledge of new parenting tools and interventions to use with children in order to help them express
    anger, regulate affect and manage grief and loss.

Presenter:

Jeanette Yoffe 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. 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 in NYC.