Newsletters contain information concerning the activities of Sunshine Coast Citizen Advocacy including stories, events, educational material and ongoing information.
Stories – Advocates in action, be inspired!
There are many wonderful stories of how Citizen Advocates have enhanced the lives of their protégé. Here is a small selection:
AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN ADVOCACY PROGRAMS
INTERNATIONAL CITIZEN ADVOCACY PROGRAMS
OTHER USEFUL LINKS
Training video clips
Social Role Valorisation
Citizen Advocacy is underpinned by a philosophy known as Social Role Valorisation. Social Role Valorisation starts with the assumption that all societies tend to “devalue” (or not treat as valuable) certain classes of people, usually those who represent the opposite of what is valued in the society.
Our society perceives a disability to be a negative attribute and one which has been associated with many misleading and very damaging perceptions which have caused great harm to people with disabilities.
The consequence of this has created a situation whereby today, people with disabilities continue to be treated in a negative and devalued manner with often little or no consideration for their personal attributes, competencies and potential for development.
Social Role Valorisation (SRV) refers to the concept that, association with people, roles and situations that are valued by society will enhance the image of people with disabilities and lead to their wider participation in society and the enhancement of their competencies and opportunities.