Suggested Reading

Listed below are books and articles written on or related to the topic of Social Role Valorization (SRV). The Southern Ontario Training Group recommends these readings to anyone wanting to learn more about SRV

Wolfensberger, W. (1998). A brief introduction to Social Role Valorization: A higher-order concept for addressing the plight of societally devalued people, and for structuring human services. (3rd ed.). Syracuse, NY: Training Institute for Human Service Planning, Leadership and Change Agentry (Syracuse University).

Osburn, J. (2006). An overview of Social Role Valorization theory. The SRV Journal, 1(1), 4-13.

Wolfensberger, W. (2000). A brief overview of Social Role Valorization. Mental Retardation, 38(2), 105-123.

Race, D.G. (1999). Social Role Valorization and the English experience.London: Whiting and Birch.

Flynn, R., Lemay, R. (Eds). (1999). A quarter-century of Normalization and Social Role Valorization: Evolution and impact. Ontario, Canada: University of Ottawa Press.

Wolfensberger, W. & Thomas, S. (2007). PASSING: A tool for analyzing service quality according to Social Role Valorization criteria. Ratings manual, 3rd(rev.) ed. Syracuse, New York: Training Institute for Human Service Planning, Leadership and Change Agentry.

Related Reading

Berkson, Gershon (1988). All people have personal assets, Mental Retardation, 26(2), 71-73.

Race, D. G. (Ed.). (2003). Leadership and change in human services. Selected Readings from Wolf Wolfensberger. London: Routledge.

Wolfensberger, W. (1988a). Common assets of mentally retarded people that are commonly not acknowledged. Mental Retardation, 26(2), 63-70.

Wolfensberger, W. (1988b). Reply to “All people have personal assets.”Mental Retardation26(2), 75-56.

Wolfensberger, Wolf (1989). Bill F.: Signs of the times read from the life of one mentally retarded man. Mental Retardation27(6), 369-373.

Wolfensberger, W., Thomas, S., and Caruso, G. (1997). Some of the universal “good things of life” which the implementation of Social Role Valorization can be expected to make more accessible to devalued people.SRV/VRS: The International Social Role Valorization Journal/La revue internationale de la Valorisation des roles sociaux, 1(1), 3-8.