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John Armstrong has worked in government, non-government and in consultancy roles since early 70's as a teacarmstrongpic2her, principal, adviser and team leader. He has also held statewide training roles – specifically associated with matters of fundamental service practice. He was for eight years a member of the Victorian Intellectual Disability Review Panel. Having been introduced to Social Role Valorisation in the early 80's, he went on to train and receive recognition as a Senior SRV Trainer with Dr Wolfensberger and the Training Institute in Syracuse NY. Since 1991 he has worked as a self-employed consultant across Australia and New Zealand conducting training, consultancy and evaluation. He has evaluated many human services and provided detailed verbal and written reports that agencies have continued to reference even years later. He also writes material for various newsletters and journals, and conducts workshops and provides keynote presentations at national and some international conferences. John has a particular interest and provides training and articles related to the factors that promote the welfare of people and reduce the potential for neglect and harm.

Apart from a long involvement in Citizen Advocacy, (as an advocate, board member and CAPE Team Leader) he is the inaugural chair of Citizen Advocacy Australia – a national fund raising body for Citizen Advocacy programs in Australia.

 In addition to standard SRV and PASSING training, John conducts training and consultancy for agencies on request, that can be tailored to their requirements, for instance, SRV for managers, SRV for Boards or SRV for families. Then there are events on specific topics to assist practitioners and family members implement change well--see below for a list of  those events. John also regularly conducts service reviews or will organise and lead official evaluations of a program or service.

John teaches in English, and is accredited by both the North American Council for SRV and the Australia and New Zealand SRV Group (ANZSG). He has a new series of on-line videos that are described here.  pdfVideo_Programme_Brochure.pdf      

Contact Information for John:

16 Pasley St
Sunbury, Victoria 3429 Australia 
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