TOWARDS A BETTER LIFE Online Course
An Exploration of the Social Role Valorisation (SRV) Framework with Regard to People who are Marginalised
A series of 4 online sessions 29 and 30 March & 5 and 6 April 2023
Session 1: 29 March 10.30am-2.30pm (AEDT)
Session 2: 30 March 10.30am-2.30pm (AEDT)
Session 3: 5 April 9.30am-1.30pm (AEST)
Session 4: 6 April 9.30am-1.30pm (AEST)
About this course:
This online course teaches a framework for thinking when responding to the needs and interests of people who are at risk of being devalued. It will explore social devaluation and its consequences for people who are marginalised and how SRV can be used as a means of addressing those experiences of devaluation.
The course will inspire participants to imagine the good life and consider how we may support people who have been denied so many beneficial features of a good life, to have better lives and greater involvement in their communities through having valued roles.
The core themes and principles of SRV will be explored through presentations, exercises and discussions.
The SRV framework will help give meaning and depth to opportunities under NDIS and Consumer Directed Care. It underpins the application of Person-Centred Approaches and informs questions of Choice and Control.
Completion allows entry to the SRV practicum, PASSING.
Who is this course for?
The course is designed for participants from a range of sectors including disability, aged care, mental health, youth etc. This includes managers, support workers, coordinators, family members, people with disability, people with a mental illness, older people receiving services, advocates, students, and educators.
Participants attending should be looking for ways of meeting the real needs of marginalised people, resulting in a better life, and who are interested in understanding more about Social Role Valorisation.
About the Presenter:
Jane Sherwin is an Accredited Teacher of SRV, having been involved in the teaching, learning and application of SRV since the early 1990s. Based as a consultant in Qld, Jane has been involved in the lives of people with disabilities and older people since the late 1970s, in government and community services as an occupational therapist, manager, lecturer & organisational change manager. Guest speakers will also contribute.
How to register:
Find out more about the cost, what is involved and how to register visit: https://events.humanitix.com/towards-a-better-life-online-course-2023
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Feedback from people who have attended the workshop in the past:
“Our staff and volunteers have been trained in Social Role Valorisation since 2012 to support older people and people with disabilities to have more fulfilling lives. This training assists us to understand the experience of the people we support, how to together imagine a better life and the practical ways to make this happen. Our high service quality has been recognised, with SRV being an essential ingredient. SRV improves the lives of people we support every day and our team continues to say this is the only way they will ever work from now on".
"Absolutely fantastic - the stories were great to put the information into real life context and very thought provoking".
"As a support worker this was invaluable training and has given me the insight I needed to do my job well".
“SRV theory presents a clear method for implementing positive change”.
“(SRV’s) breadth of application across many settings”.
“(SRV is) a bridge from devalued life to meaningful life”.
“SRV has given me a new perspective on some of my practices”.