Date: 8th and 9th of August 2018
Time: 9:30am – 5pm
Venue: ACT Youth Coalition, 46 Clianthus Street, O’ Connor, Canberra
Cost: $80 for people with disability and their families | $170 for professionals
This 2 day event is for anyone who is serious about improving the lives of marginalised and disadvantaged people such as people with a mental illness, people with disabilities, frail aged and people experiencing poverty or homelessness.
This 2 day workshop is designed to assist participants to:
- Understand social devaluation and its consequences for people who are marginalised
- Learn about SRV as a means of addressing those experiences of devaluation
- Strengthen your motivation to counteract devaluation in the lives of people you know and support
- Clarify the features of a good life and the essential means of obtaining that good life
The ideas in SRV theory often pose a challenge to participants as they directly address what is really involved in achieving valued social roles within their community. In this way SRV becomes an ongoing stimulus to examine what is authentically optimal for people with a devalued status. Participants will be asked to consider and discuss how individuals, human services and society contribute to the marginalisation of such people. The event will inspire participants to reflect on the value of obtaining a 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. The importance of valued social roles will be considered, and how positive roles can be supported and developed.
About the Presenter
John Armstrong has a long involvement in the lives of people with disabilities, in informal advocacy and friendship roles as well as the formal roles of service provider, teacher, adviser and service planner. John is one of three senior Social Role Valorization and PASSING trainers in Australia. John is particularly interested in uncovering the reasons behind abuse of vulnerable people and those factors that influence our actions. His events seek to increase consciousness and the development of the qualities needed by people who intend to act with integrity and leadership.