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Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities 2nd Edition
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The concept of "bridging" and mentoring is strongly presented, and many individual, organizational and systemic suggestions are made by the authors. This is an excellent resource for people who wish to or need to broaden their awareness of the "hidden rules" of each economic class, and how to provide more effective assistance to those persons wishing to improve their economic and educational status, without judgment. I highly recommend this book.
There are video clips on YouTube of Ruby Payne public speaking on the subject of hidden rules among different classes of people. Same info as in this book. The book is primarily to help educators and social workers communicate and help people from generational poverty. It also helps anyone understand that there are very definitely different Hidden Rules amongst differing groups of people. How to understand those rules for better communication , understanding and empathy for each other. This book is as valuable for a housewife who might wish to use it to enculturate her kids as it is for her friend who works at DHS dealing with people of differing mindsets. A salesman friend of mine read it to understand how to communicate more effectively with clients from generational poverty which his market niche primarily sells to. It helped. Another dear friend of mine is from deep generational poverty and made it out only by hard work and luck. She completely switches gears, acts and speaks differently when going back to visit family in poverty, it is amazing to witness. She said "they think differently" we discussed the book and enjoyed Ruby's description of the "Rules" amongst different groups of people.
The book discusses the differences between Poverty mindset, Middle Class mindset and Wealthy folks minset. And combos of the 3.
The information in the book is clarifying and validating. The book has a chapter with a checklist for you to fill out to see what category/categories you fall into.
Ruby identifies how children are spoken to by their parents VERY differently as they grow which shapes the way they think and interact with the world and others. Hidden rules are engrained in us.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was an amazing book that I had trouble putting down! It has given me huge insight in to the population in which I work on a daily basis.Published 16 months ago by NahlaBean
Not much research here and a great deal of opinion. If I was a minority I'd be insulted with some of her statements.Published 22 months ago by Annie
This book reveals what any person needs to understand about poverty.
This book answers questions,gives direction,teaches you how to communicate
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I consider another tool in my tool box of learning the best way to help others. Ruby Payne may not be the only word on poverty but I feel this is very helpful.Published on April 6, 2014 by ColoradoCowboy
I have started a new chapter in my life and have been surprised by many personalities. After reading this book, I now know where these people are.Published on January 30, 2014 by Michael A. Jacobs
Our county started a Move the Mountain program and this is the text used for it. Book in very good shape.Published on March 31, 2013 by ghinfla