Several books related to SRV or SRV history are now available online in PDF format
Changing Patterns in Residential Services for the Mentally Retarded, published in 1969 that includes chapters by Bengt Nirje and Wolf Wolfensberger. The book is made available by the Wolfensberger Archives at the University of Nebraska McGoogan Library. To download for free click HERE
Wolf Wolfensberger’s The Principle of Normalization in Human Services, published in 1972 by the Canadian National Institute on Mental Retardation (NIMR). The book is made available by the Wolfensberger Archives at the University of Nebraska McGoogan Library. To download for free click HERE.
For more books by Wolf Wolfensberger that are made available by the Wolfensberger Archives at the University of Nebraska McGoogan Library. To view more books and monographs by Wolf Wolfensberger click HERE.
A Quarter Century of Normalization and Social Role Valorization, published in 1999 with a number of key chapters from long time Normalization and Social Role Valorization leaders. This book is made available by the book publisher, the University of Ottawa Press. To download for free go HERE
There are at three active Facebook groups dedicated to Social Role Valorization as of 2020. You may request to join these groups at:
- A History of Human Services,
Universal Lessons, and Future Implications
In September 1998 Dr. Wolfensberger, with the assistance of his associate, Susan Thomas, presented this two day lecture at Millersville University, Lyte Auditorium, Millersville, PA. The executive producer of the video is Thomas Neuville, PhD, professor at Millersville University. The video is available at Wolfensberger – The History of Human Services
- Valuing Lives: Wolf Wolfensberger and the Principle of Normalization
A good idea really can change the world. Through rich archival media and dozens of interviews, “Valuing Lives” explores the principle of normalization, an idea that challenged our fundamental assumptions about people with intellectual disabilities, and the iconoclastic professor whose intense workshops trained thousands of human services professionals in the theory and practice of this idea. This full length documentary can be purchased or rented here.
You can view the film trailer here
The below links represent organizations and individuals connected to Social Role Valorization, and are listed as resources to explore. If you wish to add to this list, please contact us with the suggested link.
- Wikipedia Link for Dr. Wolfensberger
- The Australian SRV Association has a number of videos related to SRV and PASSING available HERE
- SRV You Tube Channel
- Manawanui is a human service organization that applies SRV in Auckland New Zealand and Marsha Marshall is the CEO. Click on the link to connect to the website: https://manawanui.org.nz
- Imagine Better provides SRV related education in New Zealand, and its CEO is Tony Paine. You can visit is website by clicking: imaginebetter.co.nz
- The Alberta Safeguards Foundation provides SRV related education in Western Canada. Click on the link to visit the website: absafeguards.org
- The Social Role Valorization Implementation Project (SRVIP) is in Worcester, MA (USA). The Executive Director is Jo Massarelli. Click on the link to visit the SRVIP website: srvip.org
- The SRV Journal. Marc Tumeinski is the Editor. The Journal is in its 16th year of publication, and its website can be visited by clicking on the following website: srvip.org/journal_general.php
- SRV really expands my radar, a report on the experience of people applying SRV. This report was produced by the Austrian SRV Association (ASRVA) and can be located by clicking on the link: asrva.org.au/resources.html.
- Darcy Elks is a Senior SRV and PASSING trainer here website can be accessed by clicking on the link : DarcyElks.com
- A legacy website in honour of Dr Wolf Wolfensberger (1934-2011). The Site contains much information on Dr. Wolfensberger work, including SRV. The website can be accessed by clicking on the link: wolfwolfensberger.com
- The Keystone Institute is situated in Harrisburg PA (USA). Betsy Neuville is the Executive Director. Click on the link to access the website : keystoneinstitute.com
- The Keystone Institute India disseminates SRV through a variety of means throughout India. It is headquartered in New Delhi (India) and Betsy Neuville is the Director. To visit the website click on the following link: Keystone Institute India
- The Values in Action Association (ViAA) is an independent SRV education initiative. It is in the Brisbane Queensland area of Australia and the current President is Greg Mackay. To visit the website click on the following link: viaa.org.au
- Valor & Solutions (previously known as the Valor Institute) provides SRV related training in French and English. V & S is located in Rockland ON, Canada and Caroline Granger is the Director. To visit the website click on the following link: https://valorsolutions.ca/en/