Advanced Issues in Social Role Valorization Theory

Advanced Issues in Social Role Valorization Theory

About Social Role Valorization (SRV)

Social Role Valorization (SRV), a human service theory based on the principle of normalization, proposes that positively valued social roles are needed for people to attain what Wolfensberger has described as the good things of life (well-being). This is of particular importance for individuals with impairments or otherwise at risk of being socially devalued by others, and therefore of great importance for human services to them.

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The Limitations of the Law In Human Services (rev. ed.)

The Limitations of the Law In Human Services (rev. ed.)

About the book (from the Preface)

Since the publication of the first edition, Dr. Wolfensberger developed extensive material and taught widely on the limits of a law- and legal rights-based approach to addressing human needs. His teaching came to emphasize more and more that the foundations for an adaptive, or even merely a functional, service system were in the minds, hearts, and values of the members of a society; and that so often, recourse to the law was either an attempt to bypass the long and difficult work of persuading the citizenry to adopt certain attitudes and values, or a de facto declaration that such an attempt at persuasion would fail. However, this does not mean that recourse to the law is to be totally rejected, only that its limitations must be understood, and it must be put and kept in its proper place.

$20.00
The Limitations of the Law In Human Services (rev. ed.) - Hardcover

The Limitations of the Law In Human Services (rev. ed.) - Hardcover

About the book (from the Preface)

Since the publication of the first edition, Dr. Wolfensberger developed extensive material and taught widely on the limits of a law- and legal rights-based approach to addressing human needs. His teaching came to emphasize more and more that the foundations for an adaptive, or even merely a functional, service system were in the minds, hearts, and values of the members of a society; and that so often, recourse to the law was either an attempt to bypass the long and difficult work of persuading the citizenry to adopt certain attitudes and values, or a de facto declaration that such an attempt at persuasion would fail. However, this does not mean that recourse to the law is to be totally rejected, only that its limitations must be understood, and it must be put and kept in its proper place.

$30.00
Passing

Passing

Wolf Wolfensberger and Susan Thomas (2007)

3rd printing, October 2015 . This is the revised 2007 edition of PASSING, a quantitative program evaluation method for human services. In applying Social Roles Valorization objectives, PASSING assesses the extent to which service settings, programs, client groupings and service imagery and symbols contribute to the image and competency enhancement of clients.

In this comprehensive manual, the authors have provided an exhaustive discussion of service quality and effectiveness issues and how these relate to the social integration and participation of vulnerable persons.

The PASSING rating scale consists of 42 evaluation measures which require a consensus among the participating evaluators. PASSING is one of the few program evaluation tools for which psychometric data exists, including norms for Canada and the United States.

$70.00
Promoting resilience in child welfare

Promoting resilience in child welfare

This book presents reviews of research, new empirical findings, and useful practice and policy suggestions derived from Looking After Children and related resilience-oriented perspectives. Practitioners, foster parents and other caregivers, youths in care, in-service trainers, students, researchers, and policy makers in Canada and elsewhere will find much in this book that speaks to more effective ways of improving the lives of young people being looked after in out-of-home care.

Robert J. Flynn, Peter M. Dudding and James G. Barber (2006)

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Passing

Passing

Wolf Wolfensberger et Susan Thomas (1988)

Application des buts de la Valorisation des rôles sociaux.Une méthode d’évaluation quantitative des services humains. Les auteurs ont mis au point dès 1969 la méthode d’Analyse de programme des systèmes de services (PASS). Le PASS a largement inspiré cette nouvelle rédaction de 1988 qui apparaît comme une adaptation francophone du texte nord-américain.

Cette méthode d’évaluation de la qualité des services, d’un point de vue humain, valorise tous les efforts que le service réalise pour conduire la personne en difficulté dans un processus positif d’autonomie et d’intégration sociale. L’échelle d’évaluation PASSING comporte 42 rubriques d’évaluation qui nécessitent le consensus chez les évaluateurs.  PASSING est un des rares outils d’évaluation de programmes pour lequel il existe des données psychométriques, incluant des normes pour le Canada, et les États-Unis.

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Social Role Valorization and The English Experience

Social Role Valorization and The English Experience

by David G Race

The contribution of ‘normalization’ to combating devaluation has been widely recognized, and this concept has become a major force in community care services in the 1980s and 1990s.

One of the most prominent thinkers in the field, Professor Wolf Wolfensberger, developed his version of normalization in the 1980s into the new concept of social role valorization in the 1980s into the new concept of social role valorization (SRV). His thinking developed social role valorization into a theory that fits into the realm of empirical scientific enquiry.

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APPEAR: Observing, Recording and Addressing Personal Physical Appearance by Means of the APPEAR Tool

APPEAR: Observing, Recording and Addressing Personal Physical Appearance by Means of the APPEAR Tool

Wolf Wolfensberger (2009)

Personal appearance is one of the most powerful influences on how a person will be perceived and treated by others. The more a person presents a positively valued appearance, the more likely it is that the person will be responded to positively and treated well. But the appearance of many members of societally devalued classes (such as the handicapped, the poor, and members of oppressed minorities) tends to be image degrading.

$10.00
Évaluation de la Qualité des conditions  et expériences de vie – QCEV (2e édition)

Évaluation de la Qualité des conditions et expériences de vie – QCEV (2e édition)

Ce qui est mesuré attire l’attention et ainsi, l’évaluation de la Qualité des conditions et expériences de vie (QCEV prononcé “ KEV ”) évalue si l’intervention fait une différence réelle et tangible dans la vie des clients d’un service. Le but de l’intervention est de permettre à la personne de mener une vie pleine et de bénéficier des bonnes choses de la vie.

$15.00
Looking After Children - A practitioner’s Guide

Looking After Children - A practitioner’s Guide

Looking After Children is an assessment and planning approach for children and youth in out of home care, first developed in the UK and since 1997 adapted and used increasingly in Canada, particularly in Ontario. The approach is developmental and strengths-based. The Assessment and Action Record (AAR), the core clinical tool, provides the basis for an in-depth assessment interview which then leads to a comprehensive care plan. The AAR is computerized and provides the possibility of data aggregation, and the recent revision allows for comparability among Canadian children as assessed by the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY).

$30.00