What is this workshop about?
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 one’s motivation to counteract devaluation in the lives of people one knows and supports; and
- 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 one’s 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.
Registrations Close: 22nd July 2015
Date: 28th & 29th July 2015
Time: 9:30am -5:00pm
Griffith Neighbourhood Hall
55 Stuart Street
Cost: $260 GST incl per person (incl handouts, lunch & morning/afternoon tea)
Participants must attend both days and stay for the entire period
Please note that registrations will be limited to 40 attendees.
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For more information or to register over the phone please contact Jan Kruger:
P: 0458 282 545
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.
This event is a prerequisite to PASSING