I am new to the inclusion network and have been asked to post something about SRV ( Social Role Valorisation).
I recently undertook an intensive (and very emotional) 7 day course called PASSING. It looks deeper into the concept of SRV put forth by a man named wolf wolfensberger.
SRV looks at people who are devauled or at risk of being devauled, ie, people with disabilities, mental illness, the elderly and also, those in Prison.
It focuses on positive imagery.
The major goal of SRV is to create or support socially valued roles for people in their society, because if a person holds valued social roles, that person is highly likely to receive from society those good things in life that are available to that society.
An understanding of Social Role Valorization can lead to ideas about how to improve the lives of people who are devalued by society. These can be seen to have two themes - firstly removing devaluing features (for instance people being segregated from society in a building along with others perceived to belong to the same group), and secondly taking action that leads to people being valued. On one the approaches of SRV involves Socially Valued persons to ally themselves with Socially Devalued persons. This alliance will unify people, broaden acceptance of differences, and encourage the coexistence of people.
I encourage you to google it and let me know what you think..