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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article: ‘NY dinner puts wealthy and homeless at same tables’

Take a look at this recent news item from a Social Role Valorization (SRV) perspective. It could make for a good exercise to read and analyze this from various SRV angles, such as interpersonal identification, vulnerability, image enhancement, image communicators, language use, physical and social setting, personal social integration and valued social/societal participation, etc.   […]

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 […]

‘A Damaging Distance’

The NY Times article entitled ‘A Damaging Distance: For Israelis and Palestinians, Separation is Dehumanizing’ bears relevance to the SRV theme of interpersonal identification (Wolfensberger, A Brief Introduction to Social Role Valorization, 1998, pp. 118-120). Some of the facilitators of identification include positive contact between people, and helping people to experience the world the way another person does. […]

Posted on July 21, 2014 at 12:23 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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