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 […]

guest post: most recent update on an SRV-10 study group in Australia

Much thanks to John Armstrong for sharing this update:   “Session Three of the 2nd Australian SRVx10 Study Group are meeting in the home of John and Lynne Armstrong for 4 days this week. This session also sees the completion of 5 sessions for Mary Kealy, who has been completing sessions in both Australia and […]

Posted on February 3, 2015 at 6:42 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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NY Times article: ‘Rikers to Ban Isolation for Inmates 21 and Younger’

This NY Times article would be interesting to read, analyze and discuss from an SRV perspective (e.g., in an SRV study group, university class, etc.). Some angles for analysis and discussion might include: • segregation and congregation of prisoners • lack of culturally valued analogues for prison • interpersonal identification (or lack thereof) between guards […]

guest post: SRV study group in Ireland

Please see the following guest post from John Armstrong with an update about an SRV study group in Ireland. Five people have gathered, in the home of Mary and Colm Kealy in Gort, Ireland, for the very first session of the SRVx10 Study Group to be held here. Mary Kealy (also a member of the […]

Posted on June 16, 2014 at 8:44 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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2nd guest post about a leadership SRV study group happening in Australia

The following update was sent to me by John Armstrong. Please see also the previous posts here and here. Marc Tumeinski The second SRVx10 Study Group began today in Melbourne, Australia with 5 new students embarking on the first of 5 study group sessions that will culminate in everyone teaching the entire workshop at least […]

Posted on February 3, 2014 at 11:57 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · 2 Comments
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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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guest post about a leadership development session in Australia

I just received an update from John Armstrong concerning an SRV 10 Study Group in Australia, meeting in Melbourne (check out this post about the inaugural session of the study group). Please see below for details from John. This group is one example of a leadership development effort focused on Social Role Valorization (SRV) training. As […]

article: ‘Retirees opting for all-ages housing communities’

The article ‘Retirees opting for all-ages housing communities‘ (and this 2010 article as well) could be the basis for an interesting exercise for a study group, university or college class, staff training, etc. Such an exercise from a Social Role Valorization (SRV) perspective might profitably include a discussion of the contemporary heightened vulnerability of elders […]

next meeting of Ontario, Canada SRV study group: April 27-28, 2013 in Kingston, ON Canada

The next meeting of Ontario, Canada SRV study group is tentatively scheduled for April 27-28, 2013 in Kingston, ON Canada. Tweet

Posted on December 10, 2012 at 2:08 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 […]