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Topics of Parenting Workshops Include:

  • Adoptive Mothers and Daughters: The Face Has Two Mirrors
  • Adoption and Adolescence: Turning Conflict Into Closeness
  • Understanding Your Child’s Report Card and Using It As A Tool
  • Helping Youth Develop Self-Advocacy Skills 
  • Daddies and Daughters 

 Clinical Issues in Adoption for Mental Health Service-Providers:

Many practitioners treat members of the adoption triad and face particular questions and dynamics they are not sure how to explore.  


Specialized trainings and consultation for clinicians assist in their being able to effectively and accurately assess and treat adoptees and their families.
On-site rainings and supervision for clinicians, educators, social workers and other professionals on following topics:

  • Clinical Issues in Treatment of Adoptees: A 
        Developmental and Practical Approach

  • Talking About Adoption and Foster Care: Building Intimacy in Families

  • Adoptive and Foster Parenting: Myth, Fantasy, and Reality 

  • The Importance of Lifebooks

  • Understanding and Addressing Roots of Challenging Behavior in Children 

  • Adoption and Learning Disabilities: Understanding prevalence of diagnoses among adoptees, and how to support learning.

  • Adoption in schools: How emotional functioning in children affects learning, and executive functioning.

  • The Adoptee’s Task of Integrating Dual-Family Reality




Schedule a training or consultation with 
Leanne  at (917) 254=2508  or email  ljaffeata@gmail.com  
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