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Regain your self-worth and pay it forward: A Getting Ahead commencement address

April 19, 2016 Published by

by Betsy Foos The following was inspired by Kelly Bays, Jordan Harmon, Danae Hicks, Cathy Joslin, Roscoe Lofton, Thomas Mathers, Aristel Nopee, Laura Oatman, Justin Shinn, Ashleigh Watson, Rick James Wieland, and L. J. Williams. I would like to thank everyone—family, friends, and community leaders—for supporting my fellow Getting Ahead…

How Independent Publishers Craft and Refine Mission

August 21, 2015 Published by

Our friends at the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) were kind enough to include us in a great piece on how independent publishers craft and refine their missions. “The process of crafting and refining a mission begins with understanding what the term mission means within the context of your publishing venture.” Deb Vanasse continues, “Ruby…

Bridges to Health and Healthcare: How SES environments are linked to health disparities and health behaviors

April 14, 2015 Published by

Bridges to Health and Healthcare co-author and aha! Process consultant, Terie Dreussi-Smith, outlines the relationship between SES environments and health disparities and behaviors in her newest white paper. Topics include: – What are the contributing factors that link socioeconomic status (SES) factors to health and health behaviors? – How does Bridges…

A practical tool kit for emotional wellness

January 27, 2015 Published by

Our newest book, How Much of Yourself Do You Own?, serves as a practical tool kit for individuals, self-help groups, peer-support groups, and therapy groups seeking change and emotional wellness. The book contains insights and tools drawn from research-based change principles, as well as the authors’ personal and professional experience. Please see this…

Success stories in fight against poverty serve as case studies for what works

January 13, 2015 Published by

New book, From Vision to Action II: Best Practices to Reduce the Impact of Poverty in Communities, Education, Healthcare, and More, showcases results of individuals, organizations, and communities Highlands, Texas – Jan. 14, 2015 – After spending $22 trillion dollars over 50 years, the War on Poverty has not materially…

Ask Ruby – Why does it seem that the hidden rules of economic class promote social class warfare against the wealthy?

November 14, 2014 Published by

As part of our “Ask Ruby” series, a questioner recently posed, “Why does it seem that the hidden rules of economic class promote social class warfare against the wealthy?…” Here is Dr. Payne’s response: Part of the reason that this happens is that the realities of survival are very different than…

Bridges Out Of Poverty Summit at a Maryland University

October 29, 2014 Published by

On November 14th, Allegany College in Maryland will be hosting the 48th Annual Institute on Medicine and Religion, with a panel based around Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities. Terie Dreussi-Smith, co-author of the book, will be presenting about poverty and healthcare along with a board of specialists in various…

Mitigating Factors: Negative Neighborhoods and Student Learning

October 23, 2014 Published by

We can’t give up on students who are just struggling to survive. In a piece for the October edition of AMLE (Association for Middle Level Education) Magazine, Dr. Ruby Payne cites the relationship between negative neighborhood characteristics and poor student performance. Where some educators see pessimism, Dr. Payne sees positivity,…

Bridges Out Of Poverty Workshop Educates New York State

October 22, 2014 Published by

A recent two-day Bridges Out Of Poverty workshop in Watertown, New York educated one hundred and fifty people about poverty and socioeconomic differences. Many of those who participated in the workshop work in social services, and the discussions they heard and participated in will directly contribute to their professions. “For instance,…

Bridges Out Of Poverty Educates Wyoming Employers

October 17, 2014 Published by

About 20 employers from the northern Wyoming town of Sheridan participated in a recent Bridges Out Of Poverty workshop. This one-day workshop focused on how different employers can answer the financial needs and pressures of their employees. Presenters drew the distinction between situational and generational poverty, as well as the…