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Training & Events

Social Role Valorization theory courses, workshops, and events are held in many places, and there are a number of internationally known SRV trainers and resource groups in North America, Europe, and Australasia.  Resources for SRV training, specific workshops, and contact information for many SRV trainers can be found by searching through the links on the left-hand menu.  Regional and local training organizations can be contacted, and many regions have identified local SRV "liaisons" who can help you learn about SRV efforts in a particular region or area of the world.

The four primary goals of the PASSING workshop are to:

  1. train participants in the implications of Social Role Valorisation (SRV) to all services;
  2. enable participants to begin to develop competency as PASSING raters;
  3. provide a common orientation to a potentially locally administered evaluation system; and
  4. begin to identify and train potential raters and leaders for later PASSING training and implementation.

This workshop will introduce trainees to the third edition of PASSING which has been significantly revised from the earlier 2nd edition. 'PASSING' once having been an acronym for 'Program Analysis of Service Systems' Implementation of Normalization Goals, is now a brand for the tool which is the most recent method for quantitatively and objectively assessing the social role valorising quality of a human service, and which grew out of PASS, a more complex and broader human service evaluation tool. Unlike PASS, PASSING assesses only the social role valorising quality of human services, and is especially applicable to services to people with disabilities and/or people devalued for other reasons (eg., group residences, child development centres, special education programs, vocational programs. On-the-job training, rehabilitation settings etc.). Settings such as these will be evaluated by the participants as part of this workshop.

An Overview of the Purpose of these Workshops

These workshops present Social Role Valorisation (SRV) theory in a reflective format rather than the typical three-day lecture style. The events will comprise not only lecture and discussion, but time will be devoted to personal and group reflection. There will be evening sessions on the first two days of each event.

A reflective SRV event is intended to help people who are involved with people who are devalued to:

  1. Understand devaluation and its consequences (eg .the 'common life' experiences of people who are devalued and the effects of devaluation on human service workers).
  2. Learn the basic tenets of SRV as a means of addressing those experiences of devaluation.
  3. Gain clarity of personal values vis-a-vis issues of devaluation and one's personal service to people who are devalued.
  4. Strengthen, support and confirm one's commitment, stand and purpose to individuals who are wounded by devaluation.

September 2018

The Power of Roles - A One Day SRV Overview
September 6, 2018 
Organization: Keystone Institute
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Presenter: Pamela Seetoo
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Leadership Level Introduction to Social Role Valorization
September 24-27, 2018
Location: Matapoissett MA
Presenter: Jo Massarelli
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Introduction to Social Role Valorization (in three extended days)
September 26-28, 2018 
Organization: Keystone Institute
Location: Bongiorno Conference Center Carlisle, PA
Lead Presenter:  Elizabeth Neuville
Contact:  Pamela Seetoo
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October 2018

The Philosophy of Personalism
October 1-3, 2018
Location: Red Deer Alberta, Canada 
Presenters: Susan Thomas and Jo Massarelli
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Introduction to PASSING
October 29-November 2, 2018
Organization: Keystone Institute
Location: Carlisle PA
Presenter: Darcy Elks
Contact: Pamela Seetoo
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Leadership Level Introduction to Social Role Valorization 
October 30- November 2 2018
Organization: Southern Ontario Training Group
Location: Goderich, ON
Presenter: Peg Jenner
Contact: Judy Sinclair
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November 2018

Two Day SRV: Towards a Better Life
November 25 & 26, 2018
Location: Tauranga, NZ
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Leadership Level Introduction to Social Role Valorization

November 26-29, 2018
Location: Matapoissett MA
Presenter: Jo Massarelli
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December 2018

The Power of Roles - A One Day SRV Overview
December 6, 2018 
Organization: Keystone Institute
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Presenter: Pamela Seetoo
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January 2019

A Brief Overview of Social Role Valorization in One Day
January 16, 2019
Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
Presenters: Team taught under the leadership of Elizabeth Neuville and Geeta Mondol
(Shabina Bano, Arpita Yadav, Bharti Shekhavat, Chandni Tandon, Sudeep Goyal)
Contact: Bindu Sengar This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Social Role Valorization: Pathways to a Full, Rich, Meaningful Life
January 21-22, 2019 
Venue: TBD
Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Collaborating Partners: Vidya Sagar, The Banyan, BALM, The Hans Foundation
Presenter: Elizabeth Neuville
Contact: Bindu Sengar This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

February 2019

Protecting the Health and Lives of Hospital Patients
February 12, 2019
Location: Westboro, Massachusetts 
Presenter: Jo Massarelli
Contact: Matthew Brennan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

First Do No Harm: Contemporary Medical Practices that Threaten the Lives of Vulnerable People 
February 13, 2019
Location: Westboro, Massachusetts 
Presenter: Jo Massarelli
Contact: Matthew Brennan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Getting to Know You: On Interpersonal Identification
February 22, 2019
Location: Brockville and District Association for Community Involvement
Contact: Michael Stanley (613) 345-4092

The Power of Roles - A One Day SRV Overview
February 28, 2019 
Organization: Keystone Institute
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Presenter: Pamela Seetoo
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March 2019

Towards a Better Life
 
March 5 & 6 2019
Location: Rockhampton QLD Australia
Presenter: John Armstrong
Contact: Ewan Filmer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Towards A Better Life
March 13 & 14, 2019
Location: Melbourne Australia
Presenter: John Armstrong
Contact: Deb Rouget: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leadership Level Introduction to Social Role Valorization 
March 18-21, 2019
Indianapolis, Indiana
Contact: Joe Osburn This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Leadership Level Introduction to Social Role Valorization
March 25-28, 2019
Location:Hokyoke, Massachusetts 
Presenter: Jo Massarelli
Contact: James Brunault
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The Power of Roles: A One Day Practical Orientation to SRV
March 25, 2019
Location: Hyderabad, Telenanga, India
Collaborating Partners: Swayamkrushi, The Hans Foundation, and the National Trust
Presenter: Elizabeth Neuville
Contact: Bindu Sengar bsengar@keystonehumanservices,org 

Creating Home: Foundations for High Quality Residential Supports for Vulnerable People
March 26-27, 2019
Location: Hyderabad, Telenaga India
Collaborating Partners: Swayamkrushi, The Hans Foundation, and the National Trust
Presenter: Elizabeth Neuville
Contact: Bindu Sengar bsengar@keystonehumanservices,org 

April 2019

Towards a Better Life
April 2 & 3, 2019
Location: Gippsland (TBA)
Presenter: John Armstrong
Contact: Deb Rouget: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Jenni Keerie:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Introduction to Social Role Valorization (in three extended days)
April 2-4 2019 
Organization: Keystone Institute
Location: Keystone Human Services 3700 Vartan Way
Lead Presenter:  Elizabeth Neuville
Contact:  Pamela Seetoo
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May 2019

Learning from SRV/PASSING
May 20-24, 2019
Location: New Bedford, Massachusetts 
Contact: Karin Bonesteel
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The Power of Roles - A One Day SRV Overview
May 21, 2019 
Organization: Keystone Institute
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Presenter: Pamela Seetoo
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June 2019

Introduction to Social Role Valorization (in three extended days)
June 18-20, 2019 
Organization: Keystone Institute
Location: West Chester PA
Lead Presenter:  Elizabeth Neuville
Contact:  Pamela Seetoo
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July 2019

Power of Roles: A One Day Practical Orientation to SRV
July 9, 2019
Location: Mysore, Karnataka
Presenter: Elizabeth Neuville
Collaborating Partners: Gov't of Karnataka, Disability Commissioner, Disability NGO Alliance, The Hans Foundation, and the National Trust
Contact: Bindu Sengar This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

September 2019

Introduction to Social Role Valorization (in three extended days)
September 24-26 2019 
Organization: Keystone Institute
Location: Bongiorno Conference Center Carlisle PA
Lead Presenter:  Pamela Seetoo
Contact:  Pamela Seetoo
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October 2019

Introduction to PASSING
October 20-25, 2019
Organization: Keystone Institute
Location: Malvern, PA
Presenter: Darcy Elks
Contact: Pamela Seetoo
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International Social Role Valorization Trainers