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Distance Introduction to Social Role Valorization

June 6, 2022 @ 9:00 am - June 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


Course Overview and Objectives:


The Introduction to Social Role Valorization is an intensive workshop which presents the idea of assisting people with disabilities and other devalued conditions to have positive social roles as a productive and helpful response to wounding life experiences. Social Role Valorization is a comprehensive theory which provides insights as to why certain groups of people become devalued in society, what life experiences are likely to befall people once they have become devalued in the eyes of others, why valued social roles are a powerful response in combatting the negative life experiences, and ten essential themes which can guide implementers in pursuing valued social roles by, with, and for those practitioners desire to serve.

An Introduction to Social Role Valorization is the foundational course for communicating the theory of Social Role Valorization. This introduction is a pre-requisite to participating in the practicum workshop: An Introduction to PASSING.

This foundational material is essential to those wishing to serve others in meaningful ways, and who are impassioned to make a difference in the lives of others. Many participants experience the learning within this event as the most helpful, inspiring, and clarifying body of knowledge they have been exposed to in their professional development, and it assists in long-term understanding and focus on being of service to others in ways that matter.

The workshop includes pre-recorded as well as live presentations, small and large group live reflection and discussion, online forums and resource materials. Participants should be prepared for significant presentations.

The objectives of this course are to provide better understanding of the negative life experiences of people who have been devalued and the implications of those life experiences, as well as to provide a framework which can serve as a foundational guide for those who are committed to the work of making life better for devalued people.

Event Sponsors:

The Keystone Institute Millersville University PIHEC

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June 6, 2022 @ 9:00 am
June 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
Event Contact Name
Pam Seetoo
Event Contact Email


Betsy Neuville
Pam Seetoo


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