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WSJ article ‘Babies Show a Clear Bias—To Learn New Things’

The 26 October 2016 Wall Street Journal article ‘Babies show a clear bias–to learn new things’ describes contemporary research that reinforces the emphasis in Social Role Valorization (SRV) on imitation, role modeling, competency enhancement and the developmental model. “Babies leap at the chance to learn something new.” This echoes the opening line of Aristotle’s Metaphysics: […]

WSJ article: ‘A small fix in mind-set to keep students in school’

The 18-19 June 2016 Wall Street Journal article ‘A small fix in mind-set to keep students in school’ is relevant to the Social Role Valorization theme of mind-sets and expectancies. It describes two different studies on the power of mind-sets in schools. From the article: “The psychologist Carol Dweck at Stanford has argued that both […]

Posted on June 18, 2016 at 11:36 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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7th International SRV Conference in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

I am happy to share the following announcement from Zana Lutfiyya: “I am pleased to announce that we have confirmed a location for the 7th International SRV Conference, to be held in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada from June 4-8, 2018 at the Fairmont Hotel. Monday June 4 and Tuesday June 5 will be pre-conference days and […]

Posted on May 20, 2016 at 8:30 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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podcast ‘A heart outrun’

This podcast would make for an interesting exercise for a classroom, SRV study group or workshop. It is from a regular podcast series entitled ‘Modern Love’ sponsored by the NY Times and a Boston public radio station. The podcast is # 18, ‘ A Heart Outrun.’ This podcast includes the recitation of a written essay […]

Posted on May 12, 2016 at 2:22 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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History of Human Services workshop June 22-23, 2016

The Massachusetts Alliance for Personal Action & The SRV Implementation Project are pleased to announce a two-day workshop entitled The History of Human Services Tracing the Origins of Some of Our Major Contemporary Service Patterns, & Some Universal Lessons for Service That Can Be Learned from This History   Dates & Times: Wednesday, June 22 to Thursday, June 23, 2016; […]

Posted on April 4, 2016 at 5:16 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Special Olympics and Microsoft Cloud

Check out this site and accompanying video from Microsoft Cloud about the Special Olympics. Microsoft has also placed ads on this topic in several magazines. Based on the material in the SRV monograph and workshops on image enhancement, as one of the tools of role valorization, and the material on imagery in the PASSING tool […]

Posted on March 26, 2016 at 12:02 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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NY Times: ‘Italian cuisine worth going to prison for’

This NY Times article describes InGalera, a restaurant located “inside the Bollate penitentiary, a medium-security prison with 1,100 inmates on the outskirts of Milan. The waiters, dishwashers and cooks have been convicted of homicide, armed robbery, drug trafficking and other crimes.” According to the article, “ ‘The main problem has been that they do little […]

Oct 17-21, 2016 ‘sanctity of life’ workshop in New York

The Syracuse University Training Institute is pleased to announce the presentation of the five day workshop Crafting a Coherent Moral Stance on the Sanctity of All Human Life, Especially in Light of Contemporary Society’s Legitimization & Practice of All Sorts of ‘Deathmaking’ of Unwanted & Devalued People This workshop is being sponsored by the above […]

Posted on January 19, 2016 at 9:22 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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October 3-6, 2016 leadership SRV workshop in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Alliance for Personal Action is pleased to announce a four-day workshop on A Revised Conceptualization of Social Role Valorization, Including 10 Related Themes: A High-Order Concept for Addressing the Plight of Socially Devalued People, & For Structuring Human Services (Part I) from Monday October 3 through Thursday October 6, 2016 (8:30 am to 5:30 pm) at […]

Posted on January 15, 2016 at 9:20 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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June 22-23, 2016 ‘History of human services’ workshop in Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Alliance for Personal Action & The SRV Implementation Project are pleased to announce a two-day workshop entitled The History of Human Services Tracing the Origins of Some of Our Major Contemporary Service Patterns, & Some Universal Lessons for Service That Can Be Learned from This History   Dates & Times: Wednesday, June 22 […]

Posted on January 13, 2016 at 9:18 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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