book review: ‘No Place to Call Home: Inside the Real Lives of Gypsies and Travellers’

One of the points made in the explanation of societal devaluation, in the SRV monograph authored by Wolfensberger (e.g., page 40 in the 4th expanded edition) and in SRV leadership level workshops, is that societal devaluation (negative perception followed by negative treatment) of a group can become multi-generational. This 2013 book entitled ‘No Place to […]

Human service system in New York (US)

The New York Times has been running a series of articles on the state human service system for impaired people. See also this related article. Much of the material is quite painful to read, watch and listen to. The related articles and videos are worth reviewing and reflecting on from an Social Role Valorization perspective. […]

Posted on August 2, 2011 at 10:27 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Iwawa Island, Rwanda

One of my (admittedly narrow) interests in human service history has been in the location of various types of human service programs, including but not limited to prisons, on islands. This NY Times article describes how the government in Rwanda has been sending beggars, homeless people and petty criminals to an island in Lake Kiwu […]

Posted on June 4, 2010 at 9:23 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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