Social Role Valorization

In psychology and social work practice, Social Role Valorization (SRV) is the name given to an analysis of human relationships and human services, formulated in 1983 by Wolf Wolfensberger, PhD, as the successor to his earlier formulation of the principle of Normalization (Lemay, 1995; Wolfensberger, 1972). The theory is based on the idea that society tends to identify groups of people as fundamentally 'different', and of less value than everyone else. It catalogs the methods of this 'devaluation' and analyzes its effects. It may be used by those seeking to counteract these methods and effects.

Read more about Social Role Valorization:  Overview, Details of The Basic Structure of Social Role Valorization Theory, Criticisms, Misconceptions

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Wolf Wolfensberger - Published Works
... A brief introduction to Social Role Valorization A high-order concept for addressing the plight of societally devalued people, and for structuring human services ... PASSING A tool for analyzing service quality according to Social Role Valorization criteria ... Some of the universal “good things of life” which the implementation of Social Role Valorization can be expected to make more accessible to devalued ...
Social Role Valorization - Misconceptions
... Some criticism of Social Role Valorization is said by its advocates to be because of misconceptions about it ... in the assumption that all actually have equal value), that Social Role Valorization encourages action which supports the valuing of certain sections ... The theory of Social Role Valorization is best understood as referring primarily to extreme devaluation (such that few people care much about what happens to an individual or group, or even actively look ...

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