F103: Values and Attitudes
F103: Values and Attitudes
1. Wolf Wolfensberger
This Social Role Valorization Implementation Project website provides a brief biography of Dr. Wolfensberger. Links to information about the Project and articles about Social Role Valorization are also provided.
2. Social Role Valorization
This Wikipedia webpage describes Social Role Valorization (SRV) theory, which is based on the idea that society tends to identify groups of people as fundamentally 'different', and of less value than everyone else. It catalogues the methods of this 'devaluation' and analyses its effects. It may be used by those seeking to counteract these methods and effects.
3. History of Attitudes to Disabled People
Having a clear understanding of where thinking about disability has come from is important in order to see that underlying negative attitudes and stereotypes have been reinforced by society and religion over many centuries. This website allows you to read about some of the historical attitudes to disability which have shaped the prevailing attitudes of Western society today. Another good resources is Parallels In Time: A History of Developmental Disability is a slide show that descripes the history of developmental disabilities through the ages.
4. The Independent Living Movement: A History
This Independent Living Institute website looks at the history of the independent living movement and how people with disabilities have been treated by various cultures throughout history, shows how the movement for independent living began. The University of California Berkley also has good resources, such as an oral history from people that help shape the disability movement in the United States.
5. The Center Serving Persons with Mental Retardation
This up-to-date website of a private not-for-profit United Way Agency states, "People, like flowers, blossom and grow with proper care." "The Center’s two locations, Cullen Residence Hall and Willow River Farms, require the support of 266 employees and more than 250 volunteers to respond to the needs of our clients and the people we serve. These resources enable 600 mentally retarded individuals to build skills and remain active in our community."
6. Tools for Person-Centred Planning
Maps, Path and PLAD (Planning Through Discussion) are tools to help restore dreams and ignite hope by drawing people together to envision and plan and enact constructive futures. Maps and Path are not just another way of doing a service plan, they represent A DIFFERENT WAY OF THINKING.
7. Person Centered Planning
This manual was prepared by Northeast Alberta Community Board. It is available in print, on the Internet and on CD.
8. The Origins of Person-Centered Planning
This article by Connie Lyle O'Brien and John O'Brien takes a community of practice perspective to how the family of person centered planning developed.
9. Central Alberta Community Board Resources
10. Canadian Code of Ethics for Rehabilitation Professionals
The Canadian Association of Rehabilitation Professionals' Code of Ethics is based on the fundamental aspects of caring which include the respect for the dignity and autonomy of persons, responsible caring for the best interests of persons, integrity in professional relationships, and responsibility to society. All guidelines for ethical behaviour demonstrate one or more of these ethical principles and the appropriateness of behaviour may be evaluated against these principles.
11. Abuse Prevention and Response
This PDD training manual is designed for use by training staff when teaching participants about abuse prevention and response. It includes all Powerpoint slides and related speakers notes.
12. Normalisation (people with disabilities)
Wikipedia website - Normalization involves the acceptance of people with disabilities, with their disabilities, offering them the same conditions as are offered to other citizens. It involves an awareness of the normal rhythm of life – including the normal rhythm of a day, a week, a year, and the life-cycle itself. It involves the normal conditions of life – housing, schooling, employment, exercise, recreation and freedom of choice. This includes “the dignity of risk”, rather than an emphasis on “protection”.
13. An Overview of Social Role Valorization Theory
Joe Osburn states, ". . . all sorts of good things that other people are able to convey are almost automatically apt to be accorded to a person who holds societally valued roles, at least within the resources and norms of his/her society."
14. Changing Lives, Changing Communities
Changing Lives, Changing Communities is published by Wesley Mission Melbourne as part of its longterm commitment to social role valorization.