Ruby has written a chapter called “Children and Poverty: Helping Them Learn” for a new book edited by Linda Goldman and published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

It is increasingly challenging for educators to teach without a deeper understanding of their students’ life experiences. This is particularly the case in marginalized groups of young people who are subject to loss, grief, trauma, and shame. Through a snapshot of the diverse student population, Creating Inclusion and Well-Being for Marginalized Students explores the impact of these experiences on a student’s learning and success.

Topics are covered by many contributing authors with expertise in areas including poverty, obesity, incarceration, immigration, death, sexual exploitation, LGBT issues, the expressive arts, media, resilience, military students, and community outreach. The authors share the children’s perspective, and through case studies and techniques they offer solutions and viable objectives.

“Once again, Linda Goldman has reached out across cultures to break down barriers to aid our most vulnerable citizens, children. This is an essential reference for all those who yearn to profoundly impact – and quite possibly save – a child’s life.”

–Bonnie Carroll, President and Founder of TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) and Recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom

‘This significant and practical resource is a wonderful asset for teachers, caregivers, and those with the interests of marginalized children at heart.”

–John Holland, Author of Responding to Loss and Bereavement in Schools

Linda Goldman is a Fellow in Thanatology (FT) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LCPC). She has worked as a teacher and guidance counselor in public schools for more than 20 years and has been an author, educator, and therapist in children’s issues for more than 30 years.

Contributors: Kyle Schwartz, Susan Craig, Ruby Payne, Marie Moreno, Kathy Kater, Amalia Molina, Sandra Trutt, Juan Martinez, Eliza Byard, Kari Hudnell, Lynda Davis, Eve Birge, Jonathan Doll, Eric Green, Ronnie Nowicki, Michael Lotz, Jennifer Baggerly, Rocio Galarza, David Cohen, Sara Truebridge, Jim Sporleder, and Terry Johnson.