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Advanced Issues in Social Role Valorization Theory

Advanced Issues in Social Role Valorization Theory

SKU : 978-0-9868040-5-2
Brand : Wolf Wolfensberger

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.

About the book

The first two chapters explain SRV, and give depth and background to SRV as an empirical theory that is applicable to human services of all kinds, to all sorts of people. The remaining chapters are all revised and expanded versions of presentations that Dr. Wolfensberger had given at previous international SRV conferences. The topics treated in the chapters move from the general (chapters 2, 3, and 4) to the more specific (chapters 5, 6, and 7).

The contents of the book are especially useful for people who do, or want to, teach SRV; for SRV researchers; and for those interested in implementing SRV in a systematic way, especially in service fields where SRV is new, not yet known, and not widely-if at all-embraced.

About Wolf Wolfensberger (1934-2011)

World renowned human service reformer, Professor Wolfensberger (Syracuse University) was involved in the development and dissemination of the principle of normalization and the originator of the program evaluation tools PASS 3 and PASSING, and of a number of service approaches that include SRV and Citizen Advocacy.

This book includes the following chapters

Foreword, by Michael Kendrick

  • Preface
  • Chapter 1 a brief overview of social role valorization
  • Chapter 2 the role of theory in science, and criteria for a definition of social role valorization   as an empirically-based theory
  • Chapter 3 the hierarchy of propositions of social role valorization, & their empiricality
  • Chapter 4 the relationship of social role valorization theory to worldviews and values
  • Chapter 5 values issues and other non-empirical issues that are brought into sharp focus by, or at, occasions where social role valorization is taught or implemented
  • Chapter 6 issues of change agentry in the teaching, dissemination and implementation of  social role valorization
  • Chapter 7 the application of social role valorization principles to criminal & other detentive settings
  • Conclusion to the book

July 2012