Marc Tumeinski, PhD is the Training Coordinator for the SRVIP, helping to teach workshops throughout the US and Canada primarily. As a service worker, he has supported children and adults with physical and/or intellectual impairments, as well as mental disorder, at home, school and work. As part of this, Marc has evaluated a variety of human service programs in North America, including several Citizen Advocacy programs. He has also helped families and services think about what might be ideal for someone receiving services, and helped plan how to move towards that ideal.
He has given workshops and spoken at conferences on issues of violence in services, as well as the use of restrictive practices such as restraint, in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the Netherlands. Marc has an article on the topic of restraint use published in the February 2005 issue of Mental Retardation. He consulted to a group of family members and human service workers in Ontario (Canada) who are working to bring about an end to the use of, and training in, restraints by human services in that province.
Marc is the founding Editor of The SRV Journal, published twice a year, containing original articles, vignettes, book and film reviews, etc. on topics related to Social Role Valorization and PASSING.
He is a member of the North American SRV Training, Development and Safeguarding Council. As such, he meets with other SRV teachers from across North America twice a year. Marc has presented at several international SRV conferences. He also blogs about SRV training and implementation issues at http://blog.srvip.org/.
Marc teaches as an adjunct faculty at several universities. He and his wife Jo Massarelli offer hospitality in their home to poor and homeless people.