On The Couch with Arise in 2022

Tue Feb 8, 19:30 - Tue Nov 1, 20:30


Arise is hosting exclusive monthly 'On The Couch' coffee chats for members of the Arise Adoption Support Facebook group members. The events will be facilitated by Arise Adoption Support Manager, Alexa Russell-Matthews. Alexa is a social worker with a Master’s degree in Play Therapy who has worked in corporate and clinical settings, including her own private practice, in Mozambique, Gauteng and Cape Town. At Arise she oversees adoption advocacy and helps with the family strengthening and preservation programmes. 

On the Couch Calendar 2022

Upcoming events:

Tues 7 June - HAIR! We know it matters, but do we know why? How do we do better as parents whose children's hair texture, curls and needs are different to our own? Come and listen to friends of Arise, Sim Mkiva and Ongeziwe Cloete, share how, why and what in a space where you can ask questions too!

Past events:

Tuesday 8 February - Let's start with what we learnt! Alexa will be hosting this month's On The Couch, facilitating a discussion on the findings from the survey at the end of last year and listening to you, to ensure that as we look at 2022 we respond practically to what you have told us!

Tuesday 1 March - Ashley Rose-Innes, a temporary safe care and foster mom will be joining Alexa on the couch to talk about what it means to care for babies and children in between reunification or adoption. This is for parents who have adopted, are thinking about adoption or anyone who wonders about the interim care of children and wants to ask questions. If you are considering becoming a temporary safety care parent then this is also for you!

Tuesday 3 May - Dad to Dad: Come and Join us as Jacques Maree, Ultra trail runner, adventure seeker, husband & proud father of 2 (transracially adopted) children joins us on the couch. Jacques will be sharing lessons learnt along the way, as well as encourage dads already on the journey, or considering growing their family through adoption.

Please note: New event dates and conversation topics will be added throughout the year.

Each event is live streamed through the Quicket platform and you will be prompted to login to your Quicket profile to join this event. Ticket sales will be available up until the start of each event and the waiting room will be open 15 minutes before the start of each event. Please note that certain devices require you to have Zoom installed to join the sessions. You can download Zoom from: https://zoom.us.

For more information about Arise - please visit www.arisefamily.org and email [email protected] if you have any specific questions.

Additional information

Refund policy No refunds


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