January 16, 2019
A One-Day Introduction to SRV
Venue: TBD
Location: Jaipur, Rajasthan

The Rajasthani SRV Leadership Group master class graduates bring you a one day overview of 'SRV theory" with practical application. Come find out what disability advocates and stakeholders across India are talking about, and learn from those who have been studying the ideas in the Indian context. Our presenters will include Sudeep Goyal from Asha Ka Jharna, Bharti Shekhawat from DISHA, Arpita Yadav from Learning Aspirations, and other SRV experts.

January 21–22, 2019
Social Role Valorization: Pathways to a Full, Rich, Meaningful Life
Venue: TBD
Time: 10:00 am–6:00 pm each day
Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Collaborating Partners: Vidya Sagar, The Banyan, BALM, The Hans Foundation

Join us in Chennai for a two day "deeper dive" into aspects of Social Role Valorization and its implementation. Together, though a mix of presentation and small group discussion, we'll discuss the basics of SRV, and several essential components, including using the "culturally valued analogue", studying integration and inclusive practice, and brainstorming for change.

March 12–13, 2019 (tentative)
Towards Inclusive Practice: Developing a Person Centered Toolbox
Venue: TBD
Time: 9:30 am–6:00 pm
Location: Kolkata, West Bengal

This course is intended to develop facilitator level skills in using PATH and Personal Futures Planning, and several other methods. PATH is a planning process developed by Jack Pearpoint and John O'Brien, to assist people, groups, or organizations to move towards a positive future. Personal Futures Planning uses a foundation of capacity-based planning to design positive and possible futures. PATH and PFP are used by people with disabilities and their allies who wish to explore a different life course, and by associations of people looking to establish a vision along with a strategy to move towards it. In a lively and participatory way, we'll work together to both experience and participate in several planning processes, using different inclusive methods. Join us for a day of learning, discovery and design, as we explore visual and inclusive processes of envisioning the future, and design ways to move forward, and create change.

March 25, 2019
The Power of Valued Roles: A One-Day Practical Orientation to Social Role Valorization
Venue: TBD
Time: 9:30 am–5:30 pm
Location: Hyderabad, Telenanga
Collaborating Partners: Swayamkrushi, The Hans Foundation, and the National Trust
Registration: Contact bsengar @ keystonehumanservices.org

Social Role Valorization, or SRV, is a set of ideas which can contribute towards people with disability and other vulnerabilities to live full, rich, meaningful and included lives. This body of knowledge has begun to be systematically taught across India and its premises are moving the conversation and action around social, educational, vocational and physical inclusion to a new level.

Join us for this one day brief introduction to several main components that will spark you interest and give you a starting place for designing more inclusive services, using more inclusive practices, and helping vulnerable people and their families to experience fuller, richer lives. The concepts of social devaluation will be brought to life in a compelling way through presentation and small group work, followed by an exploration of the potential and possibilities of valued social roles as a natural pathway to the good things of Indian life. An expert teaching team, supplemented by emerging Indian leaders in SRV will engage and involve participants, as well as follow-up with future ways to deepen knowledge, study the ideas, and put them to good use in the lives of people.

March 26–27, 2019
Creating Home: Foundations for High Quality Residential Supports for Vulnerable People
Venue: TBD
Time: 9:30 am–5:00 pm each day
Location: Hyderabad, Telenanga
Collaborating Partners: Swayamkrushi and The Hans Foundation
Registration: Contact bsengar @ keystonehumanservices.org

Creating true home for vulnerable people, especially people with intellectual and psychosocial disability, is a challenge facing families, government, organizations, and advocates. The lessons learned from western service models of group homes and institutional care yields both lessons and cautions in what we are creating here in India.

This two-day workshop examines some of the major themes in crafting home for vulnerable people. Building on some of the concepts taught and learned in Social Role Valorization, we'll cover using the culturally valued analogue as a starting point for service design, methods to individualize support, the art of creating home, and practical analysis of the impact of the physical environment, location, size, and groupings of residential services. We'll touch on the art of home-building, and issues of autonomy, rights management, and control.

This workshop, with a mix of presentation and practical design work, is intended for professionals, family members, leaders and emerging leaders who are currently operating residential services for people with disabilities, and wish to examine ways to improve them. It is also intended for those wishing to establish such services. It is helpful for attendees to have exposure to the emerging Social Role Valorization theory being used in India, although it is not mandatory.

An optional pre-session will be held in the morning prior to the start of the event to orient or re-orient participants to SRV.

Faculty: This workshop will be led by Elizabeth Neuville, Director of Keystone Institute India, with assisting faculty.