announcing the publication of an expanded edition of the SRV monograph

Valor Press is pleased to announce:

A Brief Introduction to Social Role Valorization: 

A high-order concept for addressing the plight of societally devalued people, and for structuring human services 

4th expanded edition

by Wolf Wolfensberger, Ph.D.

A long-held rationale of those of us who teach SRV Theory is that the material helps students to see the world from the perspectives of those who receive services and supports, rather than the service provider. Time and again, we hear students describe this as the single most important aspect of taking an SRV theory course. They talk about how they now have new, or different, eyes with which to see and understand their world. Many describe the realization that they first had to change in order for them to address the issues and problems of the people they were assigned to teach or help. When they changed their perceptions of another person, they then changed their expectations of this person, along with their ideas of what the person actually needs and how to effectively address these needs (from the foreword by Zana Marie Lutfyyia PhD and Thomas Neuville, PhD).

Author: Wolf Wolfensberger PhD, 1934-2011

Publisher: Valor Press (Plantagenet ON – Canada)

Language: English

ISBN: 978-0-9868040-7-6

Copyright ©: 2013, Valor Press

Product Dimensions: 15 x 22 x 2 cm

Available: May 2013

Price: 30$ cdn + shipping & handling

Special Hardcover edition: 65$ + S & H

About the book (from the Preface)

“…in order for people to be treated well by others, it is very important that they be seen as occupying valued roles, because otherwise, things are apt to go ill with them. Further, the greater the number of valued roles a person, group or class occupies, or the more valued the roles that such a party occupies, the more likely it is that the party will be accorded those good things of life that others are in a position to accord, or to withhold.

Accordingly, the most recent formal definition of SRV is “the application of what science has to tell us about the defense or upgrading of the socially-perceived value of people’s roles.” Another way to put it is that SRV is a systematic effort to extract empirical knowledge that can be applied in service of the valuation of people’s roles, so that they are more likely to have access to the good life, or the good things of life. Any action that accords with role-defense or role-upgrading can be said to be role-valorizing” (p. 81).

This version has been expanded from the original 139 page version to 275 pages.

About Wolf Wolfensberger (1934-2011)

World renowned human service reformer, Professor Wolfensberger (Syracuse University) was involved in the development and dissemination of the principle of normalization and the originator of the program evaluation tools PASS 3 and PASSING, and of a number of service approaches that include SRV and Citizen Advocacy.

This book includes the following chapters 

EDITOR’S NOTE

FOREWORD

PART 1: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL ROLE VALORIZATION: A HIGH-ORDER CONCEPT FOR ADDRESSING THE PLIGHT OF SOCIETALLY DEVALUED PEOPLE, AND FOR STRUCTURING HUMAN SERVICES

PART 2 : .. SOME OF THE UNIVERSAL “GOOD THINGS OF LIFE” WHICH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF SOCIAL ROLE VALORIZATION CAN BE EXPECTED TO MAKE MORE ACCESSIBLE TO DEVALUED PEOPLE

PART 3: AN “IF THIS, THEN THAT” FORMULATION OF DECISIONS RELATED TO SOCIAL ROLE VALORIZATION AS A BETTER WAY OF INTERPRETING IT TO PEOPLE

PART 4: PUBLICATIONS OF WOLF WOLFENSBERGER ON NORMALIZATION AND SOCIAL ROLE VALORIZATION (SRV), IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

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