Cu3086 Lead and Manage Group Living for Adults

UNIT15     Lead and Manage Group Living for Adults
Unit 15 1-1
In 1972 Wolfensberger proposed a more enhanced definition of normalisation which he defined as:
"Utilization of means which are as culturally normative as possible, in order to establish and/or maintain personal behaviours and characteristics which are as culturally normative as possible." (Wolfensberger 1972:28).
Wolfensberger subsequently replaced the term 'normalisation' with the concept of 'Social Role Valorisation', (SRV) which he is defined as: "The application of what science can tell us about the enablement, establishment, enhancement, maintenance, and/or defence of valued social roles for people." (Wolfensberger, 1995).
Wolfensberger claims his theory of Normalisation/SRV rests on a solid foundation of well-established social and behavioural science theory. (Wolfensberger, 1983). It incorporates multiple bodies of inquiry such as, the sociology of deviancy; learning theory; role theory; the function and power of social imagery; mind-sets and expectancies, the social and psychological process involved in unconsciousness; and group dynamics. (Osburn, 1998)
Wolfensberger and Tullman (1989) break the normalisation theory into seven major core themes, which serves to aid the understanding of it, as follows:
1. The role of unconscious in human services: This is concerned with the unconscious negative dynamics pertaining to human services that contribute to the devaluation of particular groups of people in society. The techniques of 'Program Analysis of Service Systems' (PASS) (Wolfensberger and Glenn, 1978) and Program Analysis of Service System's Implementation of Normalisation goals (PASSING) (Wolfensberger and Thomas 1983) are proposed by their authors as suitable for assessing how far services enhance service users social image and the personal competence.
I have decided to combine the following two core themes to show...