The Normalization Principle and Some Major Implications to Architectural-Environmental Design

The Normalization Principle and Some Major Implications to Architectural-Environmental Design

This monograph deals with those interior and exterior aspects of a human service facility that have social or physical implications to a citizen's skill development, personal growth, self-image, public image, or social integration. It will not (or only tangentially) deal with physical design features that constitute access or utilization obstacles to physically handicapped persons because that issue is covered in other works..

The theoretical base for this monograph consists of an orientation to the research and theory concerned with the processes by which people value or devalue other people. As explained later, the principle of normalization is merely a systematic formulation of how to maximize the likelihood that people who have been socially defined as deviant (devalued) become socially valued or revalued. We propose that the process of systematic valuation (1.e., normalizing) is practically impossible to accomplish unless we deeply understand how devaluation (i.e., deviancy making) comes about in the first place.

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Voluntary Associations on Behalf of Societally Devalued and/or Handicapped People

Voluntary Associations on Behalf of Societally Devalued and/or Handicapped People

This monograph is designed for members or supporters of voluntary associations (VAS) that are organized to protect or promote the welfare and interests of societally devalued people, and especially of handicapped people. Some sections will have special relevance to VAS on behalf of developmentally impaired people (such as the mentally retarded), but most of the monograph will be relevant to most VAS on behalf of devalued people, whether handicapped or not.

This monograph supersedes an earlier one entitled The Third Stage in the Evolution of Voluntary Associations for the Mentally Retarded (Wolfensberger, 1973b; for German edition, see Wolfensberger, 1977b). The content of this monograph is about triple that of its predecessor, includes new topics, and is generalized for relevance beyond the area of mental retardation..

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Normalization, Social Integration, and Community Services

Normalization, Social Integration, and Community Services

This major treatise redefines and completely updates the principle of normalization as it relates to community services, it provides a welcome clarification of the term normalization, presents implications of normalization pertinent to community service systems, assesses accomplishments of normalization to date, and includes the first and only comprehensive bibliography of the normalization literature.

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Ageing and the Good Things of Life: The Application of Social Role Valorization to Supporting People as They Age

Ageing and the Good Things of Life: The Application of Social Role Valorization to Supporting People as They Age

As they age, many people lose valued social roles and their value in the eyes of others and this opens a big door to other bad things happening to them. They get cast into negative roles, such as burdensome, dependent, child once again, or object of pity. They get surrounded by negative imagery that interprets them as useless, sick, and as good as dead. They get rejected and put at physical and social distance from the larger society. These things lead to declines in competence and health, reduced well-being, even abbreviation of life itself.

This book addresses the plight of older people by looking at how they are valued in society, and the roles they are given and permitted to fill. It proposes the creation and the support of valued social roles for older people as key to their getting and holding on to the good things of life. This is embodied in a service principle called Social Role Valorization, or SRV.

Held, R., Armstrong, J., Lemay R. & Thomas, S. (Editors)  (2020) 

 

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A Brief Introduction to Social Role Valorization - Hardcover

A Brief Introduction to Social Role Valorization - Hardcover

“A long-held rationale of those of us who teach SRV Theory is that the material helps students to see the world from the perspectives of those who receive services and supports, rather than the service provider.  Time and again, we hear students describe this as the single most important aspect of taking an SRV Theory course. They … now have new, or different, eyes with which to see … When they changed their perceptions of another person, they then changed their expectations of this person, along with their ideas of what the person actually needs and how to effectively address these needs”  (from the foreword by Zana Marie Lutfiyya PhD and Thomas Neuville, PhD).

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A Brief Introduction to Social Role Valorization

A Brief Introduction to Social Role Valorization

“A long-held rationale of those of us who teach SRV Theory is that the material helps students to see the world from the perspectives of those who receive services and supports, rather than the service provider.  Time and again, we hear students describe this as the single most important aspect of taking an SRV Theory course. They … now have new, or different, eyes with which to see … When they changed their perceptions of another person, they then changed their expectations of this person, along with their ideas of what the person actually needs and how to effectively address these needs”  (from the foreword by Zana Marie Lutfiyya PhD and Thomas Neuville, PhD).

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Valoriser par les rôles sociaux, une dynamique pour l’inclusion

Valoriser par les rôles sociaux, une dynamique pour l’inclusion

Synopsis :

L’inclusion des personnes en situation de handicap ou d’exclusion sociale est un enjeu majeur de notre société. Pourtant, malgré les incantations pour sa mise en œuvre, et parce qu’elle impose une profonde transformation sociétale, elle n’avance pas assez vite. Dans cette entretien avec Laetitia Delhon, Raymond Lemay, spécialiste de la Valorisation des rôles sociaux (VRS) montre que cette approche de l’intervention sociale constitue une voie d’excellence pour l’intégration réelle des personnes vulnérables. Cet outil pourra permettre aux professionnels du travail social et médico-social de s’approprier les principes de la VRS et de transformer le quotidien des personnes accompagnées pour leur redonner leur juste place, avec les autres et comme les autres.

Auteurs :

  • Raymond Lemay est directeur général des Services aux enfants et familles de Lanark, Leeds et Grenville en Ontario (Canada) et membre fondateur de l’Association internationale pour la VRS(AIVRS).
  • Laetitia Delhon est journaliste, spécialisée dans le travail social et médico-social. 
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La Valorisation des Rôles Sociaux

La Valorisation des Rôles Sociaux

Wolf Wolfensberger (1991)

Ce texte d’introduction à la théorie de la Valorisation (VRS) de W. Wolfensberger constitue un document de référence dans le domaine des services humains et pour tous ceux qui veulent porter leur réflexion dans le champ de l’intégration communautaire.

W. Wolfensberger, auteur, penseur et chercheur, est reconnu pour la fermeté de ses convictions et sa rigueur intellectuelle, il a réussi depuis vingt ans à guider un réseau international de personnes qui partagent ces valeurs en développant entre autre des programmes de formation à la VRS et des stages d’initiation à l’évaluation des systèmes de services avec la méthode PASSING.

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The Future of Children with Significant Impairments

The Future of Children with Significant Impairments

Wolf Wolfensberger (2003)

The book is first and foremost written for parents, with some reference to research but mostly through the telling of vignettes and short stories about how families have fared with the responsibilities for raising and supporting impaired family members. Written as it is for parents and coming from one of the foremost authorities on community services for person with developmental disabilities in the world, this brief monograph is also important reading for professionals.

The book is divided into three major sections, including the first part that reviews the conditions that are likely to arouse concern for families of an impaired family member, the second part which covers some of Wolfensberger’s thoughts on parental responsibilities, and a third section on five common mistakes made by parents of children with impairments.

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A Guideline on protecting the health and lives of patients in hospitals, especially if the patient is a member of a societally devalued class 3rd edition

A Guideline on protecting the health and lives of patients in hospitals, especially if the patient is a member of a societally devalued class 3rd edition

Announcing : Wolf Wolfensberger’s

A Guideline on Protecting the Health and Lives of Patients in Hospitals,

Especially if the patient is a member of a societally devalued class 3rd edition

“This guide is a practical tool that should be at every hospitalized patient’s bedside. One can only hope that such safeguards will catch on. If patients and their caregivers follow the tips contained in this guide, their hospital stay is more likely to help them recover their health with the fewest possible number of incidents. (from the foreword by André Blanchet, MD).

$18.00