Two Day Disability Training Workshop - John Armstrong - 'Towards a Better Life; An exploration of the Social Role Valorisation framework with regard to people who are marginalised in society.'

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, 06 March 2019

Capricorn Citizen Advocacy is hosting an important series of workshops in Rockhampton in March 2019 for those who are serious about improving the lives of people who may be at risk of being marginalised or disadvantaged, such as people with disabilities, people with a mental illness, people who are ageing and people experiencing poverty or homelessness.


The presenter, 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 and PASSING trainers in Australia.


This series of three workshops can be attended separately, or together in any combination. 


They consist of two one-day workshops, and one two-day workshop:


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Workshop One - "What does it mean to have an intellectual disability and how can we best provide support?'


When: Monday 4th March, 2019 (One Day Workshop -  Please refer to this event on Eventbrite)


Time: 9.00 am – 4.30 pm


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Workshop Two - 'Towards a Better Life - An exploration of the Social Role Valorisation framework with regard to people who are marginalised in society'. 


When: Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th March, 2019 (Two Day Workshop - this workshop.)


Time: 9.00 am – 4.30 pm daily


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'When Policies Aren’t Enough'


When: Thursday 7th March, 2019 (One Day Workshop - Please refer to this event on Eventbrite.)


Time: 9.00 am – 4.30 pm


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What is this workshop about? (Towards a Better Life)


This two 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 for people who are marginalised,

  • Learn about Social Role Valorisation as a means of addressing those experiences of 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.


Who is this workshop for?


This event is for anyone who is serious about improving the lives of people who may be at risk of being marginalised or disadvantaged, such as people with disabilities, people with a mental illness, people who are aging and people experiencing poverty or homelessness. It would be of particular interest to people with a disability, their families, students, support workers, planners, LACs, NDIS personnel, professionals, managers, CEOs, policy makers, people in leadership positions and other concerned citizens.


Places are limited, so please register ASAP. 


Some concession rates are also available.

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