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Poverty, middle class and wealth are about more than financial resources. aha! Process helps individuals, businesses, students and communities build resources for a more successful, sustainable future.

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Bridges Out of Poverty (5th Edition)


Bridges Out of Poverty champions alliances of support and helps individuals and communities that are ready to break free of poverty. Rather than create reliance, Bridges communities create new understanding, skills, resources and motivation.


Emotional Poverty in all Demographics


Address anger, anxiety, and violence in the classroom with strategies and best practices that work in classrooms. Under-resourced students, wealthy students, and students in all demographics can benefit from calming and healing techniques Ruby Payne, author of A Framework for Understanding Poverty, shares in this book.

Emotional Poverty: Volume 2


 – Safer Students and Less-Stressed Teachers

Written for educators, not psychologists, Emotional Poverty, Volume 2 helps you understand and overcome emotional poverty so you can build more effective classrooms and safer schools.

Framework for Understanding Poverty


– A Cognitive Approach for Educators, Policymakers, Employers and Service Providers

With a view through an economic lens that has only become sharper and more focused since its initial publication in 1995, Framework’s premise is unchanged: Middle-class understandings of children and adults in poverty are often ill-suited for connecting with people in poverty and helping them build up the resources to rise out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.


Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World (4th Edition)

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– Building Your Resources for a Better Future

In a facilitated group setting, Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World (4th Edition) takes you step by step through a discovery of yourself like no other. It’s not just about how you got where you are now. Choose an option from the Dropdown menu to LOOK INSIDE.

Navigating Emotional Realities with Adults


Navigating Emotional Realities with Adults helps leaders and employees alike better understand and address their own and others’ emotional health in the workplace.

Research-Based Strategies


– Narrowing the Achievement Gap for Under-Resourced Students – An all-in-one guide to academic, behavioral and community solutions!

This revised edition features effect sizes, 20+ new strategies and more. Varying levels of personal, social and material resources can create specific challenges for students, as well as for schools and communities. Educators are key: Teachers are integral to the lives of under-resourced young people who can and will achieve success if we understand them and understand how to guide and teach them. This revised edition of Research-Based Strategies helps us do all that and more.