Announcing the publication of a new SRV Journal
Statement of Purpose
We believe that Social Role Valorization (SRV), when well applied, has the potential to help societally devalued people to gain greater access to the good things of life, and to be spared at least some of the negative effects of social devaluation.
Toward this end, the purposes of this journal include:
- disseminating information about SRV;
- informing readers
of the relevance of SRV in addressing the devaluation
of people in society generally and in human services particularly;
- fostering, extending and deepening dialogue about, and
understanding of, SRV; and
- encouraging the application of SRV, as well
as SRV-related research.
We see this journal as a helpful
addition to the international SRV training culture.
We hope that the information provided in this journal will
help those in relationship with devalued people, as well as
those specifically involved in service to others (both formally
and informally; and at all levels, including by family, friends,
advocates, direct care workers, managers, trainers, etc.) to
advocate for, and to provide, more valued life conditions and
more relevant and coherent service. We believe that interested
persons and ‘servers’ can do this primarily by helping
devalued people to attain and maintain valued social roles.
We believe that over the long run, such efforts will improve
the life situations overall of vulnerable people, increasing
their access to the ‘good things of life.’ We sincerely
hope that this journal will contribute to such efforts.