Social Role Valorization Workshop – September 2018

The Massachusetts Alliance for Personal Action is pleased to announce a four-day workshop on A REVISED CONCEPTUALIZATION OF SOCIAL ROLE VALORIZATION, INCLUDING 10 RELATED THEMES:

A HIGHORDER CONCEPT FOR ADDRESSING THE PLIGHT OF SOCIALLY DEVALUED PEOPLE, & FOR STRUCTURING HUMAN SERVICES (PART I)

 from Monday September 24 through Thursday September 27, 2018 (8:30 am to 5:30 pm) at Nemasket Group, 109 Fairhaven Road, Mattapoisett MA 02739

Taught by Jo Massarelli & Associates of The SRV Implementation Project

 DESCRIPTION OF THE WORKSHOP:

This is part one of a two-part course. (For more on part two, visit www.srvip.org/ or email info@srvip.org). This workshop provides an introduction to Social Role Valorization (SRV), using the ten core themes, developed by Dr. W. Wolfensberger, considered one of the most influential thinkers in the field of human services worldwide. Wolfensberger’s work helped lay the foundation for many current human service trends, including integration, safeguarding of rights, & the deinstitutionalization movement.

SRV is a systematic & universally applicable concept for structuring human services, an- chored in the empiricism of psychology, sociology, & broad human experience. SRV posits a close relationship between the socially perceived value of the roles that people hold, & whether people in those roles will be accorded opportunities & other good things of life. Bad things tend to get done to people who are seen in devalued roles, & good things tend to be afforded to people in positively valued roles.

Topics to be explored include: the universality of social devaluation; the defining power of roles in people’s lives; strategies for pursuing socially valued roles, or at least less devalued roles, for devalued people, with an aim toward improving their life conditions; enhancement of people’s social images; & enhancement of people’s competencies. The workshop offers a critical SRV-based look at many contemporary human service practices.

FORMAT OF THE WORKSHOP:

The workshop is specifically oriented to leadership development. The language used, as well as the physical & intellectual demands of the workshop, are structured accordingly. It is taught in lecture format, with use of overheads & slides. Time is built into the schedule for audience discussion & questions. The schedule is 8:30 to 5:30 each day, with coffee & check-in begin- ning at 8:00 am each day.

WHO THE WORKSHOP IS INTENDED FOR:

Service recipients, members of their family (including parents, sisters & brothers, & adult chil- dren), advocates, citizens, & paid or unpaid service workers, planners & managers who are interested in the lives of people who are disenfranchised from society because of intellectual or physical impairment, mental disorder, poverty, homelessness, autism, age (elders), or learning impairment (children & adults). The workshop is taught at a college-level, with long hours & hard work. The information presented is complex in its entirety, requiring a systematic expo- sition of multiple ideas.

TUITION:

The tuition is $525 which includes handouts & lunches.

For employees of the Southeast Region of DDS:

  • tuition is waived
  • a fee of $125 will be charged for handouts, coffee breaks & lunches

LUNCH:

Lunch will be provided on-site. As necessary, please inform us of any food allergies or dietary concerns.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT:

Payment can be made via credit card or check. Check should be made out to Shriver Clini- cal Services (federal id # 04 317 5325), & sent to: Workshop registrar; 74 Elm Street; Worcester, MA 01609. For DDS only, payment can also be made via electronic transfer. Please contact the registrar register@srvip.org OR 508.752.3670 for more information.

Register online at:   srvip.wufoo.com/forms/srv-4-day-leadership-workshop-september-2018/

Register by email: register@srvip.org.

 

 

 

SRV Implementation Project 74 Elm Street

Worcester, MA 01609