WSJ article ‘Babies Show a Clear Bias—To Learn New Things’

The 26 October 2016 Wall Street Journal article ‘Babies show a clear bias–to learn new things’ describes contemporary research that reinforces the emphasis in Social Role Valorization (SRV) on imitation, role modeling, competency enhancement and the developmental model. “Babies leap at the chance to learn something new.” This echoes the opening line of Aristotle’s Metaphysics: […]

NY Times: ‘Italian cuisine worth going to prison for’

This NY Times article describes InGalera, a restaurant located “inside the Bollate penitentiary, a medium-security prison with 1,100 inmates on the outskirts of Milan. The waiters, dishwashers and cooks have been convicted of homicide, armed robbery, drug trafficking and other crimes.” According to the article, “ ‘The main problem has been that they do little […]

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, […]

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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transporting prisoners

Some of the wounds resulting from social devaluation (as described by SRV) include being cast into the devalued role of menace and/or subhuman, as well as distantiation. A recent commentary in the 14 June 2015 NY Times Magazine provides a first-person account of a typical practice of prisoner transport. The writer comments about being driven […]

Posted on June 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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SRV and leadership development

Yesterday I attended the final session of a six month ‘leadership development series.’ The participants in this training series included human service workers and family members of people with impairments. Over the six months, they attended approximately 14 days of various trainings. The training that began the series, and that helped to set the overarching […]

Posted on April 16, 2015 at 8:35 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · One Comment
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Guardian article: ‘Secrecy surrounds Texas prisoner transfers in wake of rioting’

This 2015 newspaper article is relevant to the process of societal devaluation and resultant wounding taught in leadership level Social Role Valorization workshops. The key focus of the title and article has to do with distantiation, particularly removing prisoners to unknown locations. However, the entire article bears analysis from an SRV perspective. Marc Tumeinski Tweet

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 9:42 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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NY Times article: ‘Hand of a Superhero’

An article to read and discuss from an SRV perspective. What valued social roles might this open the door to, and thus increase the probability of greater access to the good things of life? (Note the reference to a role in the 4th paragraph, but what other roles are mentioned and/or could be envisioned?) Use […]

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 9:04 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a 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 […]

article: “The Talking Cure”

This New Yorker article is interesting to read and analyze carefully from an SRV perspective, including in terms of: • the developmental model • the pedagogic power of imitation • model coherency (assumptions of the model, who are the people being served and what are their pressing needs, who are the servers, what methods are […]

Posted on January 19, 2015 at 11:57 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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