article ‘In school for the sake of keeping the mind stimulated’

The 2 January 2016 NY Times article entitled ‘In school for the sake of keeping the mind stimulated’ describes a program model that would be interesting to analyze from an SRV and PASSING perspective, including elements such as: contemporary level of societal devaluation and heightened vulnerability for older, retired people multiple role goals (see the […]

Posted on January 2, 2016 at 5:05 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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video: ‘Nike Launches Flyease, Changing The Game For People With Disabilities’

Guy Caruso sent me a link to the following 5 minute video: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nike-flyease-shoe-technology_55a3eec6e4b0b8145f731bde It would be worth watching and analyzing from a Social Role Valorization and PASSING perspective, including in terms of personal possessions, language use, personal appearance, the typical image communicators, and juxtaposition with other people, among other SRV-relevant aspects. Tweet

Posted on October 14, 2015 at 6:09 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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blog post: ‘Is community integration understood by those charged with facilitating it?’

Dr. Jeff McNair from CalBaptist posted on his blog recently on the following question: Is community integration understood by those charged with facilitating it? Jeff is familiar with SRV and has sponsored an SRV workshop in California. See some previous posts on our blog here. His incisive post is worth reading and considering, particularly in […]

PASSING workshop in West Virginia, US from May 17-22, 2015

The WV Developmental Disabilities Council is pleased to be able to offer the second part of Social Role Valorization training – the introductory PASSING workshop. This workshop will be led by Marc Tumeinski of the SRV Implementation Project. To find out more, please contact the workshop coordinator, Linda Higgs at Linda.S.Higgs@wv.gov. WHEN: Sunday, May 17, […]

Posted on March 25, 2015 at 9:22 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Comments Closed
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article: “New school an option for kids struggling with autism”

The following article is worth discussing and analyzing from a Social Role Valorization and PASSING perspective: New school an option for kids struggling with autism This analysis could be carried out as part of an SRV workshop, in a university classroom, as part of an SRV study group, etc. Several elements could be analyzed from […]

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 […]

NY Times article: To Siri With Love: How One Boy With Autism Became BFF With Apple’s Siri

This recent article in the NY Times would make a good basis for a Social Role Valorization-based exercise or discussion, in an agency, study group or university class. It would require thinking about multiple elements–first individually, and then collectively. This is one of the strengths of SRV and PASSING: that it teaches people how to think […]

‘Teddy the guardian’

An interesting example of paying attention to imagery (personal appearance and possessions), and to what is normative and valued in a culture for a specific age group (children, in this case), among other things. http://teddytheguardian.com/ This helps to communicate the role of cute kid, as opposed to the patient role. Relevant to imagery and the […]

Posted on July 3, 2014 at 10:29 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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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 […]

NY Times article: ‘Designing for calm’

The NY Times Sunday Review piece from 13 January 2013 entitled ‘Designing for calm’ touches on a number of SRV and PASSING relevant points, and might be seen as a nice counterpoint to an earlier blog post linked to an article entitled ‘Architecture of insanity.’ The writer points out links between the nature of many […]