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SRV study tip #5

Continuing with our most recent series of posts on learning about SRV through the PASSING manual and workshop, I want to take a brief look at the glossary section of the 2007 manual (pp. 29-40). That might sound a little boring but the glossary encapsulates some dynamite ideas, ideas that can help us learn about […]

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 3:51 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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good PASSING resource

For several years, we have been including this 2001 article by Ray Lemay in our packets for participants at PASSING workshops. The article is entitled ‘Good intentions and hard work are not enough.’ It can help teams understand often some of what they are seeing as they observe human service programs, and is a handy resource […]

Posted on December 1, 2011 at 3:02 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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SRV study tip #4

In the last post about studying SRV and PASSING, we looked at the image (1) and competency (2) enhancement subscores in the PASSING tool, under the subheadings of setting (1), grouping (2), activities (3), and miscellaneous (4). PASSING has 42 ratings. 27 ratings are related to image enhancement; 15 are related to competency enhancement. Almost […]

Posted on November 30, 2011 at 12:12 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · One Comment
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SRV study tip #3

To continue with our last post on the PASSING tool and workshop, we saw in that post that PASSING builds on the twofold SRV strategy of image enhancement (PASSING ratings beginning with a ‘1’) and competency enhancement (ratings beginning with a ‘2’). Total PASSING scores range from -1000 to +1000 points. The total of all […]

SRV study tip #2

I was at 2 different PASSING workshops fairly recently and as always I was struck at the power, clarity and utility of the PASSING manual and workshop for raising consciousness, deepening one’s understanding of SRV, helping one to step into the shoes of vulnerable people (interpersonal identification), seeing the distinction between programmatic and non-programmatic concerns, […]

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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‘Work and Social Role Valorization’

I recently ran across this 2 page information sheet, from an agency in Australia, which describes an employment service from a specifically Social Role Valorization perspective. The info. sheet makes reference to the 2006 article published by Joe Osburn, An Overview of Social Role Valorization Theory [published in the 1(1) edition of The SRV Journal]. […]

Posted on April 8, 2011 at 2:00 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · One 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 […]

PASSING workshop in Red Deer, Alberta

The Alberta Safeguards Foundation Announces a 5-day Workshop on PASSING This workshop teaches how to apply Social Role Valorization (SRV) to human services by means of the SRV-based service evaluation tool, PASSING. Previous attendance at a full introductory SRV workshop (of 3 or 4 days) is a prerequisite for this event. Dates and times: Starting, Monday May […]

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Newspaper article: ‘Starting Life Over’

This newspaper article could be the basis for a useful exercise for an SRV workshop or in a college class. It touches on a class of societally devalued people and related service structures that will likely become more prominent in certain places; namely, people with ‘acquired brain injury.’ At least in the US for example, […]

Posted on November 16, 2010 at 2:46 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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