NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON PSYCHOSOCIAL CARE IN DISASTER, LIFE SKILLS EDUCATION AND COUNSELLING

National Workshop on Psychosocial Care in Disaster, Life Skills Education and Counseling started at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus on 4/11/2012. The inaugural function started with invoking the blessings of almighty. Dr. Renjith Pillai, Academic Head and Programme Coordinator, Dept of Social Work Amritapuri Campus  welcomed the gathering. Dr. K.R Priya, Professor, Dept. Of Social Work, Ettimadai Campus presided over the presidential address. Later on Br. Sankara Chaithanya, Medical Director of Amrita School of Ayurveda was called upon to light the lamp wherein he shared his experiences during his service to Tsunami victims. Dr. Shekar, Professor of Dept. of Psychiatric Social Work, NIMHANS, Bangalore inaugurated the blog created by the students of Social Work, Amritapuri Campus which mainly highlights the various academic programme, field work activities and outreach programmes conducted by the student social workers. Dr.K Sekar also introduced the various key points of the seminar and looked into the various challenges that the social workers may come across during their intervention. The programme was concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Mr. Rajeev M M, Vice Chairperson, Dept of Social Work, Amritapuri wherein he thanked the dignitaries and the students. Social work trainees form Amritapuri and Ettimadi campus were present and the programme gets over on 10th November,2012

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