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Renown Psychotherapist Jeanette Yoffe Shares Her Story & Knowledge with Refining Purpose | Part 1
Jeanette Yoffe is Founder of Celia Center, Clinical Director of Yoffe Therapy and renown Psychotherapist within the field of Child Welfare. She is a former foster youth and adoptee who's dedicated her life's' work to the foster care and adoption constellation. Her therapeutic interventions are noteworthy and dedicated to this population. Jeanette not only discusses the groundbreaking resources offered by her practice, but talks about the stigmas attached to birth parents, the fear of adoptive parents and the unmet needs of the foster care community. Celia Center Inc. https://celiacenter.org Yoffe Therapy Inc. https://www.yoffetherapy.com Jeanette's One-Woman Play: https://www.amazon.com/Whats-Your-Name-Whos-Daddy/dp/B08167BVJD/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&qid=1596253517&refinements=p_27%3AJeanette+Yoffe&s=books&sr=1-2&text=Jeanette+Yoffe Jeanette's Book of 16 Interventions: https://www.amazon.com/Groundbreaking-Interventions-Traumatized-Children-Families/dp/1300783249/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&qid=1596252469&refinements=p_27%3AJeanette+Yoffe&s=books&sr=1-1&text=Jeanette+Yoffe Interview conducted by Refining Purpose Founder Darla Cozzarelli
Refining Purpose - Interview with Emancipated Foster Youth and Social Worker Allison Cherry | Part 1
Licensed Clinical Social Worker Allison Cherry discusses her powerful story as an Emancipated Foster Youth and the challenges facing both the foster care and adoption community. Allison breaks the stigmas attached to social workers and the child welfare system by making a difference within the field and providing valuable insight to the daily life of an Adoptions Social Worker. Allison's Private Therapy Practice: https://allisoncherrylcsw.com Interview conducted by Refining Purpose CEO Darla Cozzarelli.
Refining Purpose - Former Foster Youth Denise Blake Shares Her Story
A live interview with Denise Blake, located in Newfoundland, Canada. Denise persevered amidst adversity and refined her purpose - she is a registered cardiology technologist, certified health and life coach and a former foster youth committed to mentoring and advocating for individuals who have experienced the foster care system. Denise Blake: https://www.msdeniseblake.ca
Refining Purpose - Recognizing the Complexities of Foster Care and Adoption
Darla Cozzarelli, Malisa Riley and Shantell L. Steve each tell a piece of their story in how they have been impacted by the foster care system. Understanding the complexities of adoption and foster care is crucial to bringing effective change and adequate support to these populations. Dr. Elizabeth Velazquez and Robert Eibach share the mission of Refining Purpose and the organization's dedication to empowering adoptees and foster youth in processing trauma, overcoming challenges and becoming confident in their purpose. The RP Pilot Program launches Summer of 2020 and utilizes multi-faceted workshops to promote resiliency, purpose and professional success amongst individuals who've experienced the foster care system. Email email@example.com to sign up!
Refining Purpose - A Discussion on Homelessness in Los Angeles
Irvin Garcia impressively refined his purpose by acknowledging the prevalence of homelessness and taking action! Irvin shines a light on the challenges of homelessness and discusses his experiences as a Housing Coordinator for Brilliant Corners, where he personally provides resources and finds housing for the homeless population. Irvin emphasizes the importance of removing the stigma attached to homelessness, in order to adequately support the population and create change.
Refining Purpose - Author MaLisa Riley Tells Her Adoption Story
MaLisa Riley shares her powerful story as both a former foster youth and adoptee. Despite all the adversity, MaLisa found her purpose and is a successful entrepreneur and author. She also provides advice to individuals being impacted by the foster care system. MaLisa Riley's Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1697256538/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_CpvyEb03TX632
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