Social Role Valorization

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Women of Influence: The Female Impact on the Mental Health System

Throughout American history, women were among those particularly vulnerable to being institutionalized in asylums, state hospitals, and “madhouses.” Uncovered documents and exposés conducted throughout the 20th century recount the disturbing practice of committing women to institutions in response to such bogus conditions as “extreme jealousy,” “hard study,” and even “great distaste for one’s husband.”
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Eugenics Past, Present, and Future: The American War Against the Weak

There have been many ideologies throughout history which have shaped society’s treatment of “others.” Few have been more powerful or had more devastating impacts than the Eugenics movement, the ideas of which were most fully developed in the United States at the turn of the century and adopted by Germany in the early 1920s with...
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Heroes of the Disability Rights Movement

For people living with physical and/or intellectual disabilities, access to the world and basic human rights has never been a “given.” In fact, throughout history people living with disabilities have often had their rights withheld and even oppressed by professionals, legislators, and society at large.
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Protective Measures: Chapters in the History of Child Welfare

Poverty is a socio-economic dynamic as old as humanity itself, and even society’s youngest citizens are not spared its devastating impacts. In fact, children are among society’s most vulnerable people. Abuse, poor access to education, physical and social discontinuity, in addition to large amounts of social stigma are just a few of the common life...
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Keystone Institute Events

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 harmed by society, and...
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Distance Introduction to SRV

The Introduction to Social Role Valorization is an intensive workshop which presents the idea of assisting people with disabilities and other devalued conditions to have positive social roles as a productive and helpful response to wounding life experiences. Social Role Valorization is a comprehensive theory which provides insights as to why certain groups of people...
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Keystone Institute Events

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 harmed by society, and...
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Keystone Institute Events

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 harmed by society, and...
Read More
Keystone Institute Events

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 harmed by society, and...
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STUDY GROUPS

Moral Treatment: A Forgotten Success

The history of society’s treatment of people with mental disorders reveals, time after time, that backsliding almost always follows progress in our understanding and response to people with mental differences. Periods of enlightenment have been followed by periods of darkness, with long stretches of neglect in between. On the heels of brutality and some of...
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