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More on foster care

Ray Lemay sent me a link to this article by Dr. Peter Breggin on the mind drugging of youth in foster care. A quote from the article: Now there is a Government Accounting Office (GAO) report confirming that foster children in five states — Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon and Texas — are receiving shocking amounts of psychiatric […]

What is Social Role Valorization about?

“The basic premise of SRV is that people are much more likely to experience the ‘good things in life’ (Wolfensberger, Thomas, & Caruso, 1996) if they hold valued social roles than if they do not. Therefore, the major goal of SRV is to create or support socially valued roles for people in their society, because […]

Posted on December 15, 2011 at 3:12 pm 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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Agency Factors and Structures …

A project with an interesting title: Agency Factors and Structures which Increase Successful Outcomes in Community Participation and Socially Valued Roles http://www.ici.umn.edu/index.php?projects/view/104 Tweet

Posted on June 3, 2011 at 3:58 pm by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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valued social roles referenced in an AmeriServe International newsletter

I don’t know anything about this agency but we ran across a newsletter for an organization called AmeriServe International, located in Iowa (US). The article on the front page discusses valued social roles, the ‘good things of life’ and competency enhancement. If anyone knows anything about the agency, we’d be happy to hear about it. […]

Posted on April 18, 2011 at 9:55 am by MTumeinski · Permalink · Leave a comment
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“The college of choice for students with learning disabilities and/or AD/HD”

An article in the 9 January 2011 EducationLife insert of the New York Times described Landmark College: “The college of choice for students with learning disabilities and/or AD/HD.” Landmark is a two year college in Vermont (US), costing $48000 USD annual tuition. They have 500 students. According to the article, half are recent high school […]