Framework for Understanding Poverty - Ruby K. Payne
How does poverty impact learning, work habits and decision-making? People in poverty face challenges virtually unknown to those in middle class or wealth-challenges from both obvious and hidden sources. The reality of being poor brings out a survival mentality, and turns attention away from opportunities taken for granted by everyone else. If you work with people in poverty, some understanding of how different their world is from yours will be invaluable. Whether you're an educator-or a social, health or legal services professional-this breakthrough book gives you practical, real-world support and guidance to improve your effectiveness in working with people from all socioeconomic backgrounds. With a million copies sold since 1996, A Framework for Understanding Poverty has guided hundreds of thousands of educators and other professionals through the pitfalls and barriers faced by all classes, especially the poor. Carefully researched and packed with charts, tables, and questionnaires, Framework not only documents the facts of poverty, it provides practical yet compassionate strategies for addressing its impact on people's lives.