THIS WORKSHOP PROVIDES an introduction to Social Role Valorization (SRV), developed by Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger. His work helped lay the foundation for many current human service trends, including the development of community services, integration, self-determination and rights, and person-centered planning.
SRV is a systematic, universally applicable framework for structuring human services, applicable to administration, board members, direct service workers and families. SRV describes a close relationship between the perceived value of
the roles that people hold, and whether people in those roles will be accorded opportunities and other ‘good things of life.’ Bad things tend to get done to people who are seen in devalued roles, and good things tend to be afforded to
people in positively valued roles.
The workshop offers a critical SRV-based look at many contemporary human service practices. Participants will benefit from lectures, question and answer periods, and discussion. Written assignments will be accomplished between
sessions and will form the basis for reflection and conversation.
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