CVL will be offering
"Understanding Social Devaluation and the Service Worker's Role"
a Social Role Valorization (SRV) based Workshop
October 16, 2017 at the Lafayette Training Center
presented by Bob Weinhardt and Joe Osburn.
This one-day event will provide an overview of social devaluation and some of its manifestations, as well as a brief orientation to Social Role Valorization (SRV) which has great relevance for addressing devaluation in the lives of the service recipients. SRV is a theory about the relationship between the social roles that people have and the way they will be treated in society. We know that certain groups are routinely devalued in our society and that those who are devalued are often treated poorly. SRV contends that enabling and supporting those who are devalued or at risk of devaluation to have valued social roles increases the likelihood that they will have access to more of the good things of life.
This workshop explores the reality of social and societal devaluation, the processes by which certain groups of people become devalued within society, some of the impacts this has on their lives, what we mean by valued social roles and how promoting these can make a difference.