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‘Bedlam on the East River’

The NY Times published a book review of ‘Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad and Criminal in 19th Century New York’ by Stacy Horn. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/28/books/review/damnation-island-stacy-horn.html The review is worth reading and has lots of SRV lessons that would be worth reading and discussing (e.g., as part of an SRV discussion group). The island was called Blackwell’s […]

Posted on July 2, 2018 at 10:28 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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homelessness in Delhi

The following 18 January 2016 NY Times article entitled “Desperate for slumber in Delhi, homeless encounter a ‘sleep mafia’ ” would be worth studying from an SRV perspective. It describes the social devaluation, wounding and heightened vulnerability of homeless people in Delhi, India. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/19/world/asia/delhi-sleep-economy.html Tweet

Posted on June 27, 2018 at 4:31 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Fencers

According to a recent BBC news item, young men and women jailed in Senegal are taking classes in fencing once a week. BBC news CNN news Many elements of this story illustrate aspects of Social Role Valorization and PASSING, such as valued roles in the domain of leisure, competency and image enhancement, positive expectations, relevant […]

Posted on November 29, 2017 at 11:35 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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From study to implementation: SRV and PASSING (tip #1)

Both the PASSING tool (manual) and the PASSING workshop are high quality resources that can help to make SRV theory concrete, practical and ‘implementable.’ For example, the PASSING tool (manual) includes 42 distinct ratings, and PASSING workshop teams typically study, review and assess each of these ratings one by one. This repeated study and practice […]

Posted on November 13, 2017 at 12:08 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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‘Small Town Reclaims Former Mental Hospital as Arts Haven’

An article in the 28 October 2017 Wall Street Journal entitled ‘Small town reclaims former mental hospital as arts haven’ might be interesting to study from an SRV and PASSING perspective in terms of setting as a communicator of imagery, and the importance of the history of a setting. https://www.wsj.com/articles/small-town-reclaims-former-mental-hospital-as-arts-haven-1509195600 Fergus Falls State Hospital was […]

Posted on October 31, 2017 at 7:46 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · One Comment
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upcoming issue of The SRV Journal

While we work to get the latest issue of The SRV Journal ready to be printed, readers and subscribers might be interested in the titles of the major articles. Lots of good material here, relevant to SRV training and implementation: Milt Tyree, Learning from Our History: Raising the Bar for Employment Possibilities Susan Thomas, Some […]

Posted on September 5, 2017 at 8:17 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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7th international SRV conference

Save the dates and start planning! 7th International Conference “Opening Doors to Good things in Life: Implementing Social Role Valorization” from June 6-8, 2018 plus pre-conference workshops on June 4 and 5, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel, Winnipeg, MB, Canada Tweet

Posted on May 29, 2017 at 8:58 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · 2 Comments
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radio interview ‘Exploring the shadow world of ICE prisons’

This radio interview contains much material that is instructive in terms of societal devaluation. One claim made in the interview is that these prisons, many of them for-profit, exploit the labor of the prisoners. If accurate, this may remind us of similar exploitative practices which were common at many institutions. See for example these reports: […]

Posted on March 13, 2017 at 5:49 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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How to Function Morally, Coherently & Adaptively In a World that is Disfunctional, Including its Human Services

The Implementation Project The Syracuse University Training Institute for Human Service Planning, Leadership and Change Agentry The Moral Coherency Study Group are pleased to announce a 7 day workshop: “How to Function Morally, Coherently & Adaptively In a World that is Disfunctional, Including its Human Services” ___________________________________________________ DATE- Monday the 3rd through to Sunday the 9th […]

Posted on February 10, 2017 at 11:03 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Valuing Lives: Wolf Wolfensberger and the Principle of Normalization

This article in the Winter 2017 issue of Making a Difference (published by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities) includes an article by Dr. Pat Nobbie entitled ‘The rhythms and patterns of life.’ The article begins on page 27. Dr. Nobbie poses the question “What makes a good portrayal of people with disabilities in the […]

Posted on February 6, 2017 at 11:57 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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