Golden Butterflies Children’s Palliative Care Foundation organised its first workshop on “Capacity Building in Palliative Care and Bereavement Counselling” on Saturday. About 60 participants including students of Masters in Social Work (MSW) and doctors took part in the workshop.
Stella Matthew, managing trustee of the foundation, said students of MSW, doctors and nurses from various departments of SRMC and representatives of organisations dealing with cancer care from Madurai and Coimbatore took part in the workshop. “The need to understand what is palliative care and special communication skills to handle children was put forward during the workshop. A caregiver also shared her experiences on what was expected from volunteers and counsellors,” she said.
Julius Scott, head of paediatric oncology, SRMC, Mallika, founder-trustee and Subathra, trustee of Lakshmi Pain and Palliative Care Trust spoke during the workshop. Counsellors also took part.
Golden Butterflies Official Launch
Workshop at MGMCRI - Pondy
GB Trustees with Actress Rohini. She has officially signed to support Golden Butterflies as its *Ambassador*
Trained under Dr. Mallika Thiruvadanan, Dr. Subrathra & Mrs. Vijayalakshmi Counselor & NLP practitioner
Stella, Jeevitha and Lavanya were part of the Capacity Building Workshop on psychosocial interventions for children living with chronic illnesses Held by YRG Care Medical Centre at VHS, Taramani, it was a full day workshop for various NGOs working in the field of palliative care for children Funded by “Serious Fun” a non profit started by Hollywood icon, Paul Newman YRG conducts “Camp Rainbow” for children Via very interactive and lively modules, we learnt the fundamentals of working with children - Love, Safety and Respect Golden Butterflies will follow up with more workshops and hands-on training at Camp Rainbow
Golden Butterflies Volunteers are called WINGS. The 1st Meet & Greet was so spontaneous that girls & ladies from different walks of life joined in to give the foundation either their time, resources or support in their own ways. They were made to understand that being a Wings volunteer is very different and that as we are dealing with emotions n children... without training everyone cannot be counselors. Each has an area they are good at and the foundation will tap those areas as and when needed.
Meeting with Dr. Sunil Solomon Chairman YRG Care and their team... Golden Butterflies will be working closely with them.
(L-R) Jehrome(WMW),Trustees: Stella, Lavanya, Aneka, Hemal & Anu (WMW) Seated bottom are the trustees along with WMW our Media support team.
Dr. Rejiv, Dr. Rajkumar. Dr. Kathiresan, Dr. Sanjeev, Govind (Finance Head), Tad - Counselor, Jay(WMW) (L-R) Standing are the medical panel of doctors along with our support team.
((L-R) WINGS- Sugeetha , Vani, Dr. Aarthi (Medical Team), Rakhi, Jeevitha, Jithesh & Dr. Krishnamoorthy-(Advisory Member) Seated on chair are our WINGS team along a few doctors from the medical team.
The Medical team, Advisory committee and our volunteers gathered to know one another. It was a cosy get together at our Trustee Hemal's place with friends and well wishers contributing to the potluck.