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Date(s) - February 10, 2018
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Gathering Place, Durham Association for Family Respite Services

Social Devaluation and its Address: The Importance of Valued Social Roles

For many, this workshop will present a new way of understanding the lives of marginalized people. Social devaluation is presented as the crucial problem and then this workshop looks at some of the wounding experiences that fill their lives and the impact these experiences have in their lives.

With this new understanding, workshop participants typically start to ask “what should I do?” Participants will be introduced to social roles and their influence and how helping devalued people to fill valued social roles is a useful means to address the social devaluation in their lives.

The concepts explained in this workshop are all derived from the theory of Social Role Valorization (SRV) developed by Wolf Wolfensberger, PhD. This one-day workshop can be thought of as an “introduction” to introductory training in SRV theory, which is taught in 3 and 4 day workshops, and which all participants of this one-day workshop who want to learn SRV are encouraged to attend.

This workshop is intended for the well motivated learner! This includes family members, friends, paid and unpaid supporters, advocates, teachers, board members, managers, funders, policy makers and others interested in the lives of people who are disenfranchised due to intellectual impairments, physical impairments, poverty, homelessness, age, and/or mental disorders.

Pre-workshop preparation: Come prepared to listen, take notes, frame and discuss your questions. Also come prepared to think about the devalued people you know, their life experiences and the social roles they fill in life. This course is delivered via lecture, questions and discussion.

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Time: 9:00am to 5:00pm (Registration and coffee beginning at 8:30am)
Location: The Gathering Place at Durham Association for Family Respite Services; 20-850 King St W., Oshawa

There is lots of free parking on site.

*This is a scent-free environment.

Refreshments will be provided at the morning and afternoon breaks. A 45 minute lunch break will be provided where participants can go out and have their lunches or bring their own if they prefer.

For more information or to register by phone, please contact Jennifer at (905)436-2500 ext: 2311or jrobertson@dafrs.com
To register online, please follow this link.

Please individually register for each person attending this event.

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