May 16-20, 2016 PASSING workshop in Massachusetts

workshop announcement

SRV Study Visit Using PASSING: Understanding the Service Recipient’s Perspective

to be held from

Monday May 16 (starting at noon) through Friday May 20 (ending at 1 pm), 2016

at the

Unitarian Memorial Church, 102 Green Street, Fairhaven, Massachusetts

sponsored by

• The SRV Implementation Project

• The Massachusetts Alliance for Personal Action

workshop description

The PASSING workshop builds upon the Introduction to SRV course by providing a hands-on experience with an actual human service program. This workshop emphasizes the impact of services on the lives of their recipients. Workshop participants are invited to see services “through the eyes” of its recipients. This is an opportunity to work with the ideas of Social Role Valorization (SRV) to craft a vision of excellent service.

The work of this course is done in teams. Many teams will include family members, support workers, administrators & others. Each team will go either to a residential or a “day” service, to spend time with service recipients & conduct interviews with staff & administrators. The event involves extensive personal reflection & analysis, group conciliation, & thought-provoking discussion. A past workshop participant said “when I go back to work, I won’t be the same.”


Persons attending PASSING must have first attended a 3 or 4 day SRV workshop. To create a focused & reflective atmosphere, this workshop is designed as an intensive experience.

Monday will run from 12 to 6 pm. Tuesday will run roughly from 7:30 am to 6 pm; Wednesday & Thursday will run roughly from 8:30 am to 6 pm. Friday will go from 8:30 to 1 pm.

tuition plus lunches, rental of manual & handouts

Cost of tuition, manual rental, workshop materials & lunches is $625. Payment can be made via credit card or check. (For DDS only, payment can also be made via electronic transfer.)

  1. For a credit card invoice, please email
  2. To pay by check, please make checks payable to Shriver Clinical Services (federal id # 04 317 5325).

to register for the May 2016 passing workshop:

a) Either register online at


b) send name, address, phone number & email address (with check if applicable) to

Workshop Registrar


74 Elm Street, Worcester, MA 01609

important note about the scheduling of this workshop

This workshop requires a minimum number of participants, and will be rescheduled for a later date if there is an insufficient number of registered participants. Please plan accordingly.

for more information, contact

Workshop Registrar at OR at 508 752 3670

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