Glen Campbell “I’ll be me”

The documentary film “I’ll be me” about musician Glen Campbell would make an interesting example to analyze in an Social Role Valorization workshop, a topic for discussion in an SRV study group, or an SRV-based review assignment for a university class. From the website for the film: In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell set out […]

Posted on November 21, 2015 at 12:49 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Jack London

Jack London was one of the most prolific American writers in the early 20th century. He wrote novels, short stories, essays, plays and articles. London grew up in poverty and worked a number of different jobs, including such roles as oyster pirate, deputy patrolman for the California Fish Patrol, able seaman, coal heaver, laundry worker, […]

SRV action implications

The SRV monograph includes a useful chart laying out categories of SRV action implications that can help us think about how to implement SRV, with an eye towards helping societally devalued people to have greater access to the ‘good things of life.’ The chart is on pages 103-105 in the 2014 edition of the SRV […]

Posted on October 31, 2015 at 5:18 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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roles versus activity

An emphasis that often comes up in SRV training is to encourage those learning about and implementing SRV to think, plan and act in terms of roles, not just of activities. Social roles are clearly at the center of Social Role Valorization. Roles are a much richer construct than activities, and touch on a person’s […]

Posted on September 7, 2015 at 12:28 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · One Comment
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recent news item relevant to imagery

This recent news item has some relevance to what Social Role Valorization (SRV) teaches about the goal and means of image enhancement: to help vulnerable and societally devalued people to have societally valued roles, and thus to open the door to having the ‘good things of life’ which most people in a society want and […]

SRV theme of model coherency, mindsets … and robot caregivers

A 19 July 2014 NY Times op-ed piece entitled ‘The Future of Robot Caregivers’  is worth carefully examining from a Social Role Valorization (SRV) perspective, especially in light of the SRV themes of roles, of mindsets, of the developmental model, and of model coherency. This article would be worth reading and discussing from an SRV perspective […]

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 10:22 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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guest post about a leadership development session in Australia

I just received an update from John Armstrong concerning an SRV 10 Study Group in Australia, meeting in Melbourne (check out this post about the inaugural session of the study group). Please see below for details from John. This group is one example of a leadership development effort focused on Social Role Valorization (SRV) training. As […]

just arrived: vol 2 no 1 of the Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability

I have mentioned Dr. Jeff McNair of CalBaptist University in past posts (here and here). Jeff is the senior editor of the Journal of the Christian Institute on Disability (check this post about an article that we wrote together for that journal). Jeff has sponsored a 4 day leadership SRV workshop in California, and often mentions […]

Socially valued role of neighbor

One of the major role domains described by Wolfensberger (SRV monograph, 3rd (rev) ed., p. 30) is that associated with one’s residence or domicile. One of the socially valued roles within this domain is that of good neighbor. What good things of life can this valued role potentially open the door to? Such things as […]

the wealth of concrete SRV implementation strategies

The principles of Social Role Valorization (SRV) contain a wealth of practical and highly concrete implementation strategies, both broad and deep, that can be carried out by individuals, groups or on the societal level. No helping approach, no social movement, no human service program will be able, either on its own or in combination, to […]