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Coaching for life stabilization

September 20, 2019 Published by

Making your way out of poverty not only requires determination, but also a lot of meaningful support to stabilize your life for long-term success. A fundamental component of Peterborough Social Services is the provision of case management and coaching. Life stabilization coaching is used to support participants who are pursuing...

What is Ruby reading?

September 18, 2019 Published by

The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, and Miracles by Bruce Lipton Bruce Lipton is a quantum biologist, and his research has been done with stem cells. He looks at how environments shape cells. In his original research he put the same cells in different petri dishes...

Emotional wellness is at the root of school safety

September 16, 2019 Published by

The Austin American-Statesman Sunday edition published commentary from Ruby Payne on the root causes of gun violence, especially in schools. Toughening physical security measures only goes so far, Payne writes, “because the root causes of school shootings are emotional issues.” From the opinion piece: An acquaintance told me that during...

Racism in the United States in a global context

September 12, 2019 Published by

The New York Times’ 1619 Project is a must-read for everyone working on poverty issues. It begins this way: “In August of 1619, a ship appeared on this horizon, near Point Comfort, a coastal port in the British colony of Virginia. It carried more than 20 enslaved Africans, who were...

Ruby Payne’s social entrepreneurship featured by Forbes

September 10, 2019 Published by

Ruby Payne and her pioneering social enterprise, aha! Process, were featured yesterday in an article published by Forbes. Stephanie Burns, the Forbes contributor who profiles Ruby, is herself an entrepreneur. She founded Chic-CEO.com, an online resource for more than 100,000 female entrepreneurs. Her piece on Ruby highlights three things that...

Gas pumps as a poverty proxy: Leave your credit card at home

August 29, 2019 Published by

There are small things that make life for the poor and working poor harder than life in the middle class, and in this case when it happened to me, it also caused me to have slower reflexes. Read on to find out how. When you, the middle class, stop at...

Teachers: 85% want more mental health training

August 27, 2019 Published by

Emotional poverty exists in all demographics and contributes to anger, anxiety, and violence in schools. Among teachers, 93% report that they are worried about student mental health, and 85% say they felt they needed further mental health training. Mental health training isn’t usually covered in teacher training programs. It turns...

The missing link to workforce development

August 22, 2019 Published by

Workforce development strategies across communities attempt to enhance economic stability and prosperity. Common objectives are to identify labor market trends and opportunities and assist citizens in re-entering the workforce as early as possible. Workforce development also works by preparing workers with the skills necessary for a specific type of job. The purpose...