A Framework for Understanding Poverty by Dr. Ruby Payne is an Important Read for School Safety Practitioners

Over the years, a number of my clients have spoken highly of the work of Dr. Ruby Payne who is a leading expert on the mindsets of poverty, middle class and wealth.  The reviews I have heard of Dr. Payne’s workshops and seminars have been excellent.  Her book  A Framework for Understanding Poverty provides the reader with a much better understanding not only of how students living in poverty face challenges but also helps them to understand some positive action steps that can be taken to help  these students succeed. 

I highly recommend this well-researched and logical book on an important topic that is highly relevant to school safety, climate and culture.

About Michael Dorn

Michael Dorn serves as the Executive Director of Safe Havens International, a non-profit school safety center. The author of 27 books on school safety, Michael’s campus safety work has taken him to 11 countries over the past 34 years.