An interesting recent post by Jeff McNair at CalBaptist University touches on a common question raised during Social Role Valorization (SRV) workshops, about the nature of the role of friend versus the role of staff or volunteer. This question often raises lots of defenses, which can be a sign that much unconscious devaluation is present. This question also speaks to one of the most fundamental human needs that we all share; the need for friendship, mutual relationship, love.
What is the social role of friend? What ‘responsibilities, behaviors, expectations and privileges’ are part of the social role of friend? What good things of life typically come with the role of friend? What is the range of ‘friend roles’ (e.g., best friend, oldest friend, new friend, going-out-to-the-movies-friend)? What is the wide range of ways that we typically make friends? Much to consider and reflect on. As always, we welcome your SRV-related thoughts, questions, comments and examples.
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