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international SRV conference in 2015

Our planning work for the next international Social Role Valorization conference is moving ahead! The conference will be held in Providence, Rhode Island (US) from June 10-12, 2015. http://srvconference.com/ As usual, there will be pre-conference workshops in the same location on June 8-9. Save the date. Check out the website and sign up for updates. […]

Posted on December 14, 2013 at 10:46 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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2013 online SRV Journal conference

We already have over 50 registrants for our online conference and two papers submitted, so if you haven’t signed up yet or submitted your paper, now is a great time to join in!   Here is our basic timeline for the conference: • register by September 13 • submit papers by October 18 • read […]

Posted on September 10, 2013 at 6:38 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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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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initial list of ideas and topics for the 1st annual SRV Journal online conference

As mentioned in my last post, we are looking forward to our first annual SRV Journal online conference which will open in September. Why are we hosting this conference? We believe that Social Role Valorization (SRV), when well applied, has great potential to help societally devalued groups and individuals to gain greater access to the […]

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 3:56 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Announcing the 1st annual SRV Journal online conference

I am pleased to announce that we are going to run an SRV Journal  ‘online conference’ starting in September 2013. The event will be entirely online and will be based on submitted papers (e.g., there will not be any recorded talks or presentations). The conference will essentially consist of reading others’ papers, as well as […]

Posted on April 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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The power of ideas and a leadership development mindset

“… a big thread that runs through Dr. Wolfensberger’s work is his belief in the power of ideas …”  “One big thrust of Dr. Wolfensberger’s work was the identification of promising people (especially young ones), recruiting them, and developing them … Dr. Wolfensberger truly believed the fundamental premises of the development model, as taught in […]

Ray Lemay: SRV and bridge building

Ray offered a necessary reminder that the efficacy of valued roles opening the door to the ‘good things of life’ is dependent on what the particular culture or society actually has to offer in terms of the ‘good things of life.’ A society cannot offer what it does not have. We should concretely understand specifically […]

Posted on September 23, 2011 at 12:38 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Mitchel Peters: Citizen Advocacy and valued roles

Mitchel gave a brief overview of the Citizen Advocacy model. His main thesis was that the primary mission of Citizen Advocacy is generally to safeguard the welfare of a vulnerable person through one-to-one (or near one-to-one) reciprocal relationships, but in addition that a derivative benefit can be that the protege acquires or maintains valued social […]

Posted on September 22, 2011 at 12:46 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Janet Kleese: The nature of contribution

Janet shared several stories as well as an analysis of the nature of contribution, particularly contributions from and by societally devalued people in valued roles in typical contexts. Sharing of gifts and personal contributions are made by people in valued roles, in relationship to and with others. For devalued people, given the layers of social […]

Posted on September 22, 2011 at 12:34 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · 2 Comments
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Debbie Kilroy: women and prison

Debbie shared stories of her own life, as someone who was jailed both as a young person and later as an adult. She compellingly described her own early life as one of cascading vulnerability: being locked up as a teen, abused, surrounded by low negative stereotypical expectations, socialized into prisoner role … all the while […]

Posted on September 21, 2011 at 11:47 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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