Past Events

The Alberta Safeguards Foundation Presents
Social
Devaluation and its Address:
The
Importance of Valued Social Roles
Thursday
November 7th
Red Deer, AB

Pioneer Lodge 4324 46a Ave, Red Deer, AB T4N 6S7
For many, this workshop will present a new way of understanding the lives of marginalized people and groups. Social devaluation is presented as the crucial problem facing marginalized people. The workshop also delves into the wounding experiences that fill the lives of societally devalued people as well as the impact that these experiences have upon them. With this new
understanding, workshop participants typically start to ask “what should I do?” Participants will be introduced to the importance of social roles and how helping devalued people to fill valued social roles is useful in counteracting the social devaluation in their lives. The
concepts explored in this workshop are all derived from the theory of Social Role Valorization ( developed by Wolf Wolfensberger, PhD. This one day workshop covers several concepts of SRV. SRV is taught more fully in 3 and 4 day workshops, which all participants of this one day workshop who want to continue to understand and apply SRV are encouraged to attend.
Who the workshop is intended for:
Anyone who is concerned about the life conditions, treatment and social status of marginalized persons and groups. This could include marginalized persons, family members, friends, paid and unpaid supporters, advocates, teachers, board members, managers, funders, policy makers and
others inter ested in the lives of people who are disenfranchised due to intellectual impairments, physical impairments, poverty, homelessness, age, and/or mental disorders.

Fees: $100.00 which includes refreshments and lunch
Payment: Payment can be made by cheque or e-transfer (by request). Cheques should be made out to Alberta Safeguards Foundation.
To Register: To register, please send your name, address, phone, email address, agency name and work title, and cheque to: Alberta Safeguards Foundation, c/o Central Alberta Residence Society Attn: Yamina Gilbert
Suite 130 – 2810 Bremner Ave, Red Deer AB T4R 1M9
Yamina Gilbert, registrar, can be reached at (403) 342-4550 or email at yaminag@carsrd.org.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE October 30, 2019

The Alberta Safeguards Foundation Presents
Social
Devaluation and its Address:
The
Importance of Valued Social Roles
Wednesday,
November 6 th
Calgary, AB

Registration opens at 8: 15 am
The workshop will start promptly at 9:00 am and end no later than 5 :00 pm
Location:
FCJ Centre 219 19 th Ave. S.W., Calgary
For many, this workshop will present a new way of understanding the lives of marginalized people and groups. Social devaluation is presented as the crucial problem facing marginalized people. The workshop also delves into the wounding experiences that fill the lives of societally devalued people as well as the impact that these experiences have upon them. With this new
understanding, workshop participants typically start to ask “what should I do?” Participants will be introduced to the importance of social roles and how helping devalued people to fill valued social roles is useful in counteracting the social devaluation in their lives. The
concepts explored in this workshop are all derived from the theory of Social Role Valorization ( developed by Wolf Wolfensberger, PhD. This one day workshop covers several concepts of SRV. SRV is taught more fully in 3 and 4 day workshops, which all participants of this one day workshop who want to continue to understand and apply SRV are encouraged to attend.
Who the workshop is intended for:
Anyone who is concerned about the life conditions, treatment and social status of marginalized persons and groups. This could include marginalized persons, family members, friends, paid and unpaid supporters, advocates, teachers, board members, managers, funders, policy makers and
others interested in the lives of people who are disenfranchised due to    intellectual impairments, physical impairments, poverty, homelessness, age, and/or mental disorders.

Fees: $100.00 which includes refreshments and lunch
Payment: Payment can be made by cheque or e-transfer (by request). Cheques should be made out to Alberta Safeguards Foundation.
To Register: To register, please send your name, address, phone, email address, agency name and work title, and cheque to: Alberta Safeguards Foundation, c/o Progressive Alternatives Society Attn: Shonna Boles
Suite 211, 4014 Macleod Tr. S.E. Calgary T2G 2R7
Shonna can be reached at (403) 262 8515 or email at info@pasc-calgary.org
REGISTRATION DEADLINE October 30, 2019

The Massachusetts Alliance for Personal Action, the SRV Implementation Project &
the Training Institute for Human Service Planning, Leadership & Change Agentry
are pleased to announce a seven-day workshop on

How to Function with Personal Moral Coherency,
in a World that is Disfunctional
Including its Human Services

Dates: Sunday, June 2 through Saturday, June 8, 2019.
Worcester State University, 486 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602 US.
Details & directions provided with confirmation of registration.
Web: moralcoherency.com

Interested people are strongly urged to register early;
Registration before 1 April 2019 includes a $50 tuition discount.

June 2019 MoCo flyer

Workshop content
Dr. Wolf Wolfensberger of the Training Institute developed this workshop in order to equip people with the special combination of worldviews, preparation & support they will need in order to survive with high moral ideals, with integrity intact & hopefully also with some effectiveness in human services, especially when services, & the larger society in which services function, are not working well. Some of the assumptions underlying the content of this workshop are:
– there are powerful dynamics of disfunctionality in the world;
– these dynamics express themselves in derivative disfunctionalities in society, as well as in human service approaches, systems & structures;
– though most people are not, or do not want to be, aware of these dynamics, it is imperative that people who want to function with greater moral coherency become aware of them;
– many of these dynamics can be known & understood, & once a person is aware of these dynamics, then one can respond much more adaptively in the world;
– there exists an array of adaptive strategies for living with these harsh realities;
– many of these adaptive strategies can be taught & learned, & a person who learns & applies them can function with greater moral coherency in human services & the larger society.

This workshop is not intended to provide participants with specific solutions to specific problems. Instead, participants will learn an array of universally-applicable strategies that they can then apply to whatever situations confront them. Even in a workshop of this length, many of the strategies can only be covered in enough depth to delineate the essentials, to awaken consciousness, to enable participants to identify adaptive strategies themselves & to point participants toward further study & progress in these various strategies. A great many handouts will be distributed, including ones that point to further resources on various of the topics.

Workshop teachers
The presenters are a group of Training Institute staff & associates who have been studying the topic & workshop materials over a period of years, initially under the instruction & direction, & with the collaboration of, the late Wolf Wolfensberger, past director of the Training Institute.

Workshop format
The format of this event is lecture style. A series of presentations will be given, each one on a separate topic in the unfolding sequence of topics. Some of these presentations are quite lengthy, e.g., several hours long. Following each presentation there is ample opportunity for participant comment & general discussion. This means that participants must be prepared to attend closely to a presentation, often for a long period of time, & make notes to themselves on points they want to discuss, or do not
understand or agree with, as the presentation goes along. Further information on format will be sent with confirmation of registration.

Fees
• Tuition fee $950 US funds per person, which includes meals (three meals a day for the first six
days, two meals on the last day of the workshop).
* This fee does not include overnight accommodations (please see below).
* Limited scholarships are available. To request a scholarship, please notify Marc Tumeinski at register@srvip.org, & please let us know what amount you can pay. We will be back in touch.
• Accommodation fee for seven nights at the university: $250 USD
* Each room contains a single bed, desk & chair. There is a common bathroom & shower area.
* Participants may arrive the evening of June 1 & must check out of their rooms on the last day of the workshop (June 8) unless they make prior arrangements & pay an additional fee for an extra night (cost for extra nights is $30 per night).
* Alternatively, nearby hotel information will be included with confirmation of registration.

Total cost of tuition plus on-campus room & board is $1200 USD for the entire workshop. This amount includes the workshop fee, staying overnight & meals for seven days.
Payment For registrations outside the US, payment must be made by credit card. For US registrations only, payment can also be made by check. US checks should be made out to Shriver Clinical Services Corp. & send to Workshop Registrar, SRV Implementation Project, 74 Elm Street, Worcester, MA 01609 US
Registrar To register, please fill out a registration form or email register@srvip.org

The Philosophy of “Personalism” & its Most Relevant Implications

to Contemporary Life & Human Services

 Monday, October 1st through Wednesday October 3rd, 2018.

Place:  Sunnyside Retreat Centre, Sylvan Lake, AB

A Revised Conceptualization of Social Role Valorization

March 21-24, 2016 (to be confirmed)

Rexall Centre, York University, Toronto, Ontario.

Contact: Peg Jenner at pjenner@rogers.com

PASSING – Part Two of Social Role Valorization

May 30 – June 3, 2016, Ontario.

Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

Contact: Judith Sandys at jsandys@ryerson.ca

PASSING – Part Two of Social Role Valorization

November 2016 (to be confirmed)

Hamilton, Ontario

Contact: Judith Sandys at jsandys@ryerson.ca

 How to Function with Morally, Coherently & Adaptively  in a World that is Disfunctional, Including its Human Services

Moral Coherency 2016 workshop flyer

June 5 – 11, 2016

Calgary, Alberta

Contact: Carla Hamarsnes at absafeguards@gmail.com

4 Day Social Role Valorization Workshop

September 6 – 9, 2016

Calgary, Alberta

Contact: Carla Hamarsnes at absafeguards@gmail.com

Crafting a Coherent Stance on the Sanctity of All Human Life

October 17 – 21, 2016

Syracuse, New York

Contact: Susan Thomas at 1-315-443-5257

The Philosophy of Personalism and its Most Relevant Implications to Contemporary Life in Human Services

April 30 – May 2, 2017,

Syracuse, New York

Contact: Jack Yates at jackyates.ccw@gmail.com

or Susan Thomas at 1-315-443-5257