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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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January 2017 issue of The SRV Journal is at the printers

The January 2017 issue of The SRV Journal is currently at the printers and will be mailed/emailed when completed. In the meantime, this is a list of the articles, reviews and columns: The Importance of the Citizen Advocacy Scheme in Facilitating Valued Roles for, & the Valuation of, Vulnerable People by Mitchel Peters A Testament […]

Posted on February 6, 2017 at 11:50 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Jesuit Worldwide Learning: Education at the Margins

The mission of Jesuit Worldwide Learning is to “provides tertiary learning to people and communities at the very edges of our societies – be it through poverty, location, lack of opportunity, conflict or forced displacement – so that they can contribute their knowledge and voices to the global community of learners and together we will […]

Posted on February 5, 2017 at 11:47 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Washington Post article: He was homeless when they took him in.

An interesting Washington Post article (3 February 2017) to read and analyze from an Social Role Valorization perspective, including for points of heightened vulnerability, the process of social devaluation, interpersonal identification, etc. ‘My guardian angel’: He was homeless when they took him in. He became like family to them. Tweet

Posted on February 3, 2017 at 8:15 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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