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Belonging Matters holds a number of events throughout the year to inspire, inform and build the capacity of people with a disability, families, allies, workers and professionals to enable people with disabilities to enjoy personally fulfilling and valued lives in the community. These include seminars, workshops, a bi annual retreat for families and various leadership events.

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Towards a Better Life - SRV Workshop

 7 - 8 March 2024 

9am - 4.30pm

Murrumbeena Park Community Hub 

About The Presenters

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John Armstrong

has a long involvement in the lives of people with disabilities, in informal advocacy and friendship roles as well as the formal roles of service provider, teacher, adviser and service planner. John is one of two senior Social Role Valorisation (SRV) and PASSING trainers in Australia. He is particularly interested in uncovering the reasons behind the abuse of vulnerable people and the things that influence beneficial instead of detrimental actions. His events seek to increase consciousness and the development of the qualities neededby people who intend to act with integrity and leadership.

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Kylie Duncis

has worked in various roles alongside people with disabilities and their families for the past 20 years. She currently works for Community Living Project as a Circle of Support Facilitator. Kylie previously worked as a Manager of a group home, a Support Co-ordinator and Support Worker. She taught Certificate 4 in Disability for a Community Services Registered Training Organisation. SRV is at the core of her work and something she is very passionate about. Kylie has a passion for teaching and information sharing, in particular about SRV. This has led to her being a member of the ASRVA SRV Educators study group, led by Jane Sherwin to further grow her knowledge and skills to teach SRV.

What is this Workshop About?

This 2 day event will inspire participants to reflect on the value of obtaining the good things in life and consider how we may support people who may have been marginalised or disadvantaged to have better lives and greater involvement in their communities. This event is designed to assist participants to:

• Understand social devaluation and its consequences,

• Learn about Social Role Valorisation as a means of addressing experiences of devaluation,

• Strengthen ones’ motivation to counteract devaluation,

• Clarify the qualities of the good things in life and how they might be facilitated,

• Understand the importance of valued social roles and how to develop roles that lead to authentic inclusion in one’s community.


You will also hear some “real life” stories from people who were inspired by this workshop and how they

have changed the course of their life! This workshop will use a combination of lecture, interactive exercises,

reflection and discussion!

Previous Events

To view details of previous Belonging Matters Events click on one of these links:

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