A Seminar for MSW Department on empowering families was conducted on september 23 in the college .
Sr. Dr. Catherine Bernard was the main speaker. She is a medical doctor by profession and holds a post graduate degree in Religion and Religious Education from Fordham University, New York. In 1976 Dr. Catherine Bernard Switched professions and qualified to become a Family Life Professional. She is a world-renowned speaker, organizer, writer, and consultant on all aspects of family life, from Natural Family Planning to Effective Parenting and Family Spirituality. She is the Founder of the Society of Family Integrity and Development in Tiruchirapalli, South India (founded in 1976) and in 1986 she founded SERFAC,in Chennai,India.
She has organized 12 International Conferences (of which three were World Congresses), apart from the Global Conference at Bangkok, Thailand. She has given interviews in various countries to the Press and Television, and has traveled extensively in her own country, India, and in other countries of Asia, Europe, Australia, Africa and the Americas, promoting the stability of marriage and the resident-Director of Service and Research Institute on Family and Children (SERFAC), Chennai, India, Chairperson of the International Program Planning Committee of the Global Conferences and Convener of the International Think Tank Initiatives of SERFAC.
An interactive session with the students was also held as part of the seminar