SOCIAL ROLE VALORIZATION - WHAT IS IT?
The theory of Social Role Valorization grew out of what many people know as “normalization.” This introductory workshop will present (a) the common life experiences of people who are marginalized and devalued in our society, and (b) strategies to address some of these experiences in order to support people to become valued members of the community.
WHEN AND WHERE
The Social Role Valorization workshop will be held on July 25 - 27, 2018 at Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln.
THIS WORKSHOP IS DESIGNED TO HELP PARTICIPANTS...
- Reflect on devaluation and how it affects the lives of people who are at risk.
- Learn about the concept of Social Role Valorization, which is an organized way of addressing devaluation (both in one’s personal and work life).
- Have an opportunity to examine personal values and commitments to people who are devalued.
- Renew passionate commitment to marginalized and devalued people
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Anyone who seriously desires to gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics and consequences of societal devaluation and desires to work to make life better for such persons, e.g., human service workers, people with disabilities, advocates, and family members.
Participants should arrive well-rested and plan to be free of outside commitments for this workshop. If you register to attend, please plan on attending required discussion and work sessions lasting into the evening.
The workshop will be presented by Darcy Elks, M.A. Darcy has been involved with persons who are societally devalued for many years and has worked throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. She has worked in a variety of human services, conducted many training events, evaluated services, and has been a consultant to programs that are striving for quality. As well, Darcy has been an advocate for persons with disabilities. She is a mother of three children, one of whom has a disability
HOW TO REGISTER
Individuals who are interested in registering for the workshop can complete a registration form and submit it to Disability Rights Nebraska. To register, a check made out to Disability Rights Nebraska for the full registration fee must be submitted with the registration form.
Cost of workshop attendance is $250.00 per registrant. Organizations that register four or more individuals will pay a $225.00 fee per registrant. The deadline for registration is July 13, 2018 and attendance is limited to 50 participants.
Links to the printable Social Role Valorization Flyer and the Registration Form can be found below.