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The Applied Customized Employment Certification Course: A Sneak Peek

Intended for those organizations and people registered for our 8-month certification course (much-delayed due to COVID), this workshop will whet our appetites for the promise and possibility of work roles for people with developmental disabilities, and gear us up for the upcoming 8-month practical certification course to come as soon as it is practical and...
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Foundations of Inclusive Practice: A Glimpse of SRV (English)

Across India, change leaders committed to better lives for people with developmental and psychosocial disability are talking about and learning about Social Role Valorization, a powerful set of ideas about how to assist people to have full, rich, meaningful lives. SRV provides a high-order framework for understanding the society in which we live, and the...
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Living in a State of Multiple Jeopardies: Systemic Racism and its Presence in the Lives of People with Disabilities

The complex and prevailing forces of systemic racism are an ever present reality for many populations within our society. With the added stigmatization of disability, these forces compound with the dynamics of devaluation and add to the heightened vulnerability experienced in the lives of many people. Segregation, incarceration, poverty, and violence are often constant threats...
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Seeing Is Believing: The Power of Mindsets

Seeing Is Believing: The Power of Mindsets Mindsets are powerful shapers of action – they govern what we see, what we perceive, and how we respond to the world around us and the people we encounter. Intended for those with some exposure to Social Role Valorization, this workshop will examine the power of mindsets and...
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Keystone Institute Events

The Power of Roles

The Power of Roles This workshop gives participants a practical introduction to the principles of Social Role Valorization. Through a combination of multimedia presentation and small group discussion, participants will learn about the phenomenon of social devaluation. This event includes discussion of how people with disabilities and other devalued groups have been systematically hurt and...
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From Vision to Action: Practical Aspects of Role Theory

For those with some knowledge of Social Role Valorization principles and who are hungry for how to help people move into valued roles, this workshop is for you. How do you identify roles people might be interested in? Once you have a role in mind, how might you help a person enter that role? How...
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Keystone Institute Events

The Power of Roles

The Power of Roles This workshop gives participants a practical introduction to the principles of Social Role Valorization. Through a combination of multimedia presentation and small group discussion, participants will learn about the phenomenon of social devaluation. This event includes discussion of how people with disabilities and other devalued groups have been systematically hurt and...
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Foundations of Inclusive Practice

Across India, change leaders committed to better lives for people with developmental and psychosocial disability are talking about and learning about Social Role Valorization, a powerful set of ideas about how to assist people to have full, rich, meaningful lives. The global pandemic is causing us to interact differently, and Keystone Institute is adapting by...
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Shhhh: A Dialogue on SRV and Sexuality

The development of one’s socio-sexuality identity is an important part of having a rich and fulfilling life. Relationships, exploration, love, intimacy, well-being of self, and comradeship are all a part of the picture. For many people with disabilities, social judgement, taboos, perceptions, and role-casting tend to hinder developmental growth, and the results can include a...
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Unrest (SRV Study Group)

Unrest: At the age of 28, Jennifer Brea experienced a mysterious fever, leaving her confined to her bed in the midst of pursuing a Ph.D. from Harvard and planning a wedding with her beloved fiancé. In seeking restoration of health, Jennifer was met with disbelief from medical professionals and consistent concern for her mental well-being....
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