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looking for brief videos to use in teaching about SRV

Based on my last blog post, and a question from a university professor about using videos, I am going to repost some of the videos which we have shared on this blog in the past (see below). I am also going to invite our blog readers to share links to brief videos that you have […]

Posted on January 8, 2014 at 11:10 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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brief video on unconsciousness/selective awareness

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fSoI_HksoU Think about the points made in this 4 minute video in terms of what Social Role Valorization (SRV) teaches about unconsciousness/lack of awareness about the social processes of devaluation. Can you make any points of connection with SRV theory? Marc Tumeinski Tweet

Posted on January 3, 2014 at 12:49 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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UK report: ‘Confidential Inquiry into premature deaths of people with learning disabilities’

One of the wounding experiences which can result from social and societal devaluation is that of deathmaking, a term coined by Dr. Wolfensberger to describe actions that hasten the death of societally devalued people (cf. Wolfensberger, SRV monograph, 2013 , pp. 35-36, 41; and The New Genocide of Handicapped and Afflicted People). A 5 April […]

Posted on December 17, 2013 at 10:59 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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article: Experiences of subculture within a prison community

This UK article looks at societal devaluation associated with prisons, particularly with prisoners with additional devaluing conditions (e.g., intellectual impairment.) From the article: • As part of my third-year learning disability branch placement in a British prison I looked at social role valorisation and how people with learning disabilities are perceived in society.   • People are […]

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 10:31 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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book review: ‘No Place to Call Home: Inside the Real Lives of Gypsies and Travellers’

One of the points made in the explanation of societal devaluation, in the SRV monograph authored by Wolfensberger (e.g., page 40 in the 4th expanded edition) and in SRV leadership level workshops, is that societal devaluation (negative perception followed by negative treatment) of a group can become multi-generational. This 2013 book entitled ‘No Place to […]

role theory on the ‘everyday sociology’ blog

I just read an entry on the ‘Everyday Sociology’ blog sponsored by Norton Publishing. The entry is about role theory, and touches on: expectations, social status and behaviors. I like the idea of trying to blog about this (and other) sociological concepts in a simple way that invites readers to think about a particular concept. […]

Registration is now open!

Registration is now open for the 2013 online SRV Journal conference! Please email journalATsrvip.org to register. Once registered, a link to the site and registration information will be emailed to you. Please join us for our first annual SRV Journal online conference starting in September of 2013. The event will be entirely online and will […]

Posted on July 29, 2013 at 1:19 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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article: Person Centred Practice in India

This article mentions Social Role Valorization (SRV), including the process of wounding, societally valued roles, and the 10 themes. Tweet

Posted on July 26, 2013 at 10:29 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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July 2013 issue of The SRV Journal is at the printers

The July 2013 issue of The SRV Journal is currently at the printers. In the meanwhile, I can tell you about the content of the issue. We have a posthumous article by Wolf Wolfensberger on Citizen Advocacy and recruitment of proteges who are mentally disordered, or of proteges who have several societally devalued conditions. As […]

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 8:46 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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a follow-up post about the recent SRV-10 leadership development session in Australia

I just received the following post from Meg Sweeney, who attended the July 2013 leadership development session on SRV-10 (see previous post):   I have enjoyed a rare opportunity to participate in the Australian SRV- 10 study group hosted by Senior Trainer John Armstrong and his lovely wife Lynne. Learning and presenting material in this […]

Posted on July 15, 2013 at 8:43 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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