Social Role Valorization

Date(s) - Mar 07, 2022
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This event is hosted by Muskoka Family Network.

Muskoka Family Network offers a 4-session course on Social Role Valorization with instructor Jo Masarelli, Director of the Social Role Valorization Implementation Project. If you would like to attend this course, please register by Monday, March 7, 2022. There is a maximum limit to this course of 20 participants. To confirm your registration, e-transfer $5 to Password: SRV.

What is Social Role Valorization?

Social Role Valorization (SRV) is a set of ideas useful for making positive change in the lives of people who are disadvantaged because of their social status.

Role-valorizing efforts are based on the belief that the good things any society has to offer are more easily accessible to people who have valued social roles, while people who have devalued social roles, or very few or marginally valued ones, have a much harder time accessing the good things of life. Therefore, valued social roles are a key to accessing the benefits of any given culture.

This course is ideal for allies, such as family members and human services staff.


Laying the Necessary Groundwork
Wednesday, March 23, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM
This session presents the problem that SRV addresses, specifically the damage done by social devaluation and how it expresses itself in individual lives.

The importance of Social Role Valorization in Addressing Devaluation
Wednesday, March 30, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This session introduces the concept of social roles, what they are and why they are key in helping people living typical lives.

Positive SRV Approaches to Service
Wednesday, April 6, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
This session we will tackle 3 of the 10 SRV themes, having to do with appreciating the vulnerability associated with negative stereotypes, using the typical as a model, and addressing real needs in order of priority.

The SRV strategies of Image and Competency Enhancement
Wednesday, April 13, 2022, from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
The final session has to do with the overall strategies toward people having more typical lives through the building up of their competencies and their image.


Contact Carla O’Neill, Muskoka Family Network, at 705-783-3012 or


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