Mary E Richmond International Conference was organized on 8th and 11th November 2022 in association with Johannesburg University South Africa, INPSWA, KAPS. Mary Richmond series is an academic initiative of dept. of Social Work BCM College, Kottayam (India) since 2018. It is an excellent platform for students, scholars and professionals to present their distinctive interventions/practice in various fields and also present the field work experiences/ findings of dissertations. Theme for the 5th edition of Mary E Richmond Conference was Indigenous Practice in Social Work: Global South Perspective. Conference was inaugurated by Prof.Dr.Varoshini Nadesan senior lecturer University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
In an effort to raise awareness for human trafficking department of Social Work, B.C.M college organized a freedom walk.Freedom Walk is an outward expression of our inward desire to see human trafficking completely abolished. College principal Dr Stephy Thomas flaged off the walk. Professional Social Workers Adv.Sr Reji Augustine, Childline Coordinator Mr. Justin Michael, HoD Dr.Ipe Varughese addressed the walk at District hospital Kottayam. Dr. Sr. Nichol and Sr. Sheena MU, Mr.Nandakishor P S accompanied the walk with trainee social workers.
Department of Social Work, BCM College Kottayam Conducted and an Interactive session CHEER QUEER with Sheetalshyam , Trangender Activist and Artist in Association with Catalyst Group, Kottayam as part of celebrating Pride Month. (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated annually in June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots, and works to achieve equal justice and equal opportunity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) Americans.
National webinar on – Right to Menatl Helath, New Normal
National webinar on the topic “Right to Health in New Normal” was conducted on 6 Januvary 2021 in BCM College Kottayam. Webinar was organized through online platform Zoom. After that welcome speech delivered by Fr. PS Lenin Antony SJ, Director of AADI. The program was Inaugurated by Dr. Ipe Varghese, Head of the Department of Social Work in BCM college. This session was led by Dr. Elizabeth Shiny, Clinical Psychologist, Evergreen Center for Ayurvedha Kozhikodu. Ms. Elizebeth Shiny emphasized the systematically applying the right to health to public health policies when addressing the Covid 19 Pandemic.