Imagery and drug addiction services

The Sunday NY Times (4 May 2014) included an article entitled ‘Heroin’s new hometown: On Staten Island, rising tide of heroin takes hold.’ It is a sad and difficult article about the awful effects of addiction on: those who are addicted, their family and friends, as well as their particular communities and society overall.  It is worth […]

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Group size matters

This 2014 op ed in the NY Times relates to the Social Role Valorization (SRV) theme of competency enhancement, in this case, as related to the role of student. It examines ways that group size (class size) can enhance student competencies and provide greater access to the good things of life, including access to higher […]

Posted on December 18, 2020 at 1:26 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Fencers

According to a recent BBC news item, young men and women jailed in Senegal are taking classes in fencing once a week. BBC news CNN news Many elements of this story illustrate aspects of Social Role Valorization and PASSING, such as valued roles in the domain of leisure, competency and image enhancement, positive expectations, relevant […]

Posted on November 29, 2017 at 11:35 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Washington Post article: He was homeless when they took him in.

An interesting Washington Post article (3 February 2017) to read and analyze from an Social Role Valorization perspective, including for points of heightened vulnerability, the process of social devaluation, interpersonal identification, etc. ‘My guardian angel’: He was homeless when they took him in. He became like family to them. Tweet

Posted on February 3, 2017 at 8:15 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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podcast ‘A heart outrun’

This podcast would make for an interesting exercise for a classroom, SRV study group or workshop. It is from a regular podcast series entitled ‘Modern Love’ sponsored by the NY Times and a Boston public radio station. The podcast is # 18, ‘ A Heart Outrun.’ This podcast includes the recitation of a written essay […]

Posted on May 12, 2016 at 2:22 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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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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Glen Campbell “I’ll be me”

The documentary film “I’ll be me” about musician Glen Campbell would make an interesting example to analyze in an Social Role Valorization workshop, a topic for discussion in an SRV study group, or an SRV-based review assignment for a university class. From the website for the film: In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell set out […]

Posted on November 21, 2015 at 12:49 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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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 […]

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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