I had the pleasure of meeting Nathan Witkin, who presents this video. He finished his thesis in social work at Georgetown University and won the thesis award for this video. He explains in economic terms what we have been saying—that the family structure in poverty is advantageous and helps build resources. Witkin has the numbers to prove it, and it is fabulous. Please take three minutes to watch this video.
Families in poverty are uniquely resourceful
About the Author: Ruby Payne
In her two decades as a consultant on education and economic class, Ruby has published more than a dozen books and spoken extensively around the globe. Ruby empowers educators and community leaders to address issues of poverty in classrooms, communities, businesses, hospitals, churches, and social services. Through aha! Process programs and conferences, Ruby has certified thousands of trainees in her Framework for Understanding Poverty and Bridges Out of Poverty models. Her book Emotional Poverty won an IPPY Award from the Independent Publishers organization, which named it one of the best educational resources of the year. Over her distinguished career, Ruby has worked as a teacher and principal, written K–12 curriculum in all subject areas, and assisted in strategic planning and staff development programs for multiple organizations. Ruby’s work guides educators and community leaders through her extensive library of resources. She aims to equip everyone she meets with the tools to write a future story full of hope.