Based in Heideveld, our Centre is surrounded by communities that face many challenges. Poverty, lack of employment, poor quality education, drug and alcohol addiction, violence and gangsterism destroy local families. We refuse to accept that these common stories of failure are the only option, and we are committed to new stories of restored families, thriving children and transformation.
We create professionally taught and facilitated therapeutic and support groups for both children and adults to build resilience to overcome the adversities they face. Our Family Centre Model ensures that we walk a journey with each and every family that enters our doors through the various programmes and services that we offer.
The services we offer at our centre are:
Adoption and Foster Care Support Programmes work to build new families for children without families through innovative advocacy and professional post-placement family support. Advocacy Programmes work with a broad range of stakeholders to ensure that every child in need of care has an efficient and thorough pathway to family permanency. Our research has indicated that a lack of commonly agreed policy implementation guidelines is a major barrier to children being raised in thriving families.
In an attempt to increase our footprint and spread our programmes Arise offers Train-the-trainer workshops which are designed to equip professionals and trainers with the skills necessary to implement, facilitate and evaluate our programmes as they run it in their own spheres of influence. Each trainer will be given a copy of the programme manual, all the handouts used, and lists of resources needed to facilitate the programme. The workshops involve group discussion, small group activities, reflection activities, and experiential learning.
Training Workshop Outcomes: