Towards a Better Life : Introduction to Social Role Valorisation

This two-day introductory workshop reviews the implications and assumptions about the value of all people and their place in society. It provides an extensive theoretical overview of Social Role Valorisation (SRV) using a lecture and discussion format.

SRV is a social theory that offers an explanation as to why bad things often happen to disabled (and other marginalised) people and what you can do about it if you want to.  It will give participants a high level of understanding of the true nature of social devaluation and the power of valued social roles and also cover:

  • the basic tenets of SRV as a means of addressing those experiences of devaluation
  • what are our personal values and our role when we are serving others, and
  • what we can personally do to assist others who are, or are vulnerable to, being treated poorly by others.