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SRV in the News – May 18, 2012

Recently in Canada, there has been a media sensation over the release of former media baron and still-writer and columnist Conrad Black from an American prison (where he was serving time for various white-collar crimes). On May 4th, despite having renounced his citizenship in 2001, Black arrived in Canada a free man, on a 1 […]

Posted on May 18, 2012 at 7:57 am by stevetiff · Permalink · One Comment
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SRV in the News – April 17th, 2012

Due to the fact that it has been some time since I posted my last entry, I will leave several links here for you to view with a brief elaboration of the SRV themes they touch on: The topic of elder abuse and exploitation is explored in this upcoming documentary. Previously I have posted about […]

Posted on April 17, 2012 at 8:45 pm by stevetiff · Permalink · 3 Comments
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article: ‘Pain underestimated by doctors for some patients’

Jane Barken, a professor at Loyalist College and member of both the North American SRV Council and the Southern Ontario Training Group, sent me a link to this CBC News article, pointing out that it has connections to the SRV theme of interpersonal identification. The article generally concerns a study done on how clinicians perceive and […]

Posted on October 14, 2011 at 11:16 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Follow-up reflections after attending a PASSING workshop (#1)

SRV and PASSING training has been done in many agencies in many different countries over the last almost 30 years. Attending SRV and PASSING workshops are certainly intense learning experiences. By itself, however, attendance at these workshops is not likely to make a long-term positive difference for an agency service worker, nor more importantly for […]

Posted on August 8, 2011 at 6:12 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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‘Smart home’

Take a look at the following video from a Social Role Valorization perspective: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQt_Rq1mStE What lessons can we learn from this brief video? And what implications might these lessons have in terms of how we support vulnerable societally devalued people to acquire and maintain valued social roles, with an eye toward greater access to the […]

Is hearing about someone or meeting them more powerful?

An article in the 17 May 2010 issue of The New Yorker, entitled The Poverty Lab, reports on an economist/professor at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts (US). Esther Duflo studies poverty and poor people. The article mentions an ongoing study in India that Dr. Duflo is conducting, in which she looks at what influences public perceptions […]

Posted on July 7, 2010 at 1:47 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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