WV DDC Training on Devaluation and the service Worker's Role, September 7 or 8th, 2010

Posted: August 2, 2010

This one day workshop is designed to give policy makers, program directors, advocates, social workers, and family members a very brief overview of social role valorization (SRV) and its importance for people with developmental disabilities. It is based on the work of Dr. Wolfensberger of Syracuse University, who developed Social Role Valorization, a coherent set of ideas for addressing devaluation.

The workshop invites you to explore the wounding experiences with which many people with developmental disabilities live as a result of not being valued by society. Participants will learn about the universal aspects of social devaluation and the importance of personal identification with the people they serve. The workshop includes lecture, stories and examples, and audience questions and discussion.

For more information and to register visit one of these webpages:

UPDATE: Cancelled

UPDATE: Rescheduled for December 8th or 9th.