Hot Potato

” I watched the party unfold with a new SRV-colored filer…”
I remember very clearly going home the first day after an srv class with the words of the instructor echoing through my mind. You can’t unlearn SRV, once you know social role valorisation your view is changed forever.


Candice wrote a beautiful post on choice/work the other day.  Make sure to check it out.

Her last line was powerful:  “allow them to choose with, not be chosen for.”

This is the sentiment that underlies all of our best values:  Self-determination, independence, empowerment, and personal choice to name a few.

A few months ago, Candice, Bridget and a few of us were introduced to the concepts of Social Role Valorization, which has been championed by Wolf Wolfensberger, among others.  It was a powerful experience for me, and I will never look at my life and work the same way.  That’s a good thing.  We’ll have to get into Dr. Wolf and how he and his theories have been marginalized (after all, they strike at the heart of the status quo) at a later date.  But for now, I’d like to talk about one particular concept presented…

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