Independent Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year, 2016 - British Book Industry Awards
Jessica Kingsley Publishers (JKP) is a wholly independent company, committed to publishing books that make a difference.
The company was founded in 1987 in London by Jessica Kingsley and has grown since then to now publish over 250 books a year. JKP is known for long established lists on the autism spectrum, social work, and arts therapies. More recently they have published extensively in the fields of mental health, counselling, palliative care, and practical theology. JKP has a range of graphic novels across these subject areas, and books for children, on issues including bereavement, depression and anger.
In 2006 a new imprint, Singing Dragon, was born.
This book is a fascinating exploration of how deaf people place themselves in the contexts of both family and community, and forge their own identities. Corker lets her subjects speak for themselves through original writings and interviews, drawing from a cross-section of deaf society which spans gender, race, culture and sexual orientation.
The first book to make literature accessible to people with learning disabilities, Odyssey Now is a dramatisation of the story of Odysseus through a variety of interactive games for developing communication skills and as a means of implementing a multi-sensory approach. It is designed particularly to include people who have learning disabilites.
Psychological Perspectives on Changing Contexts
Encouraging professional psychologists and other staff groups to take a more reflective and dynamic stance in relation to their work, The Reflective Professional in Education provides insights and understandings into the building of more effective relationships with clients. It is based on experience derived from specialist work with ...
This second book in this series concentrates on the theme of providing for children in child-centred ways. It includes the philosophical background to thinking about children's rights vis-a-vis society's responsibilities and examines the effectiveness and dilemmas associated with the concept of the 'Best Interest of the Child'.
The Child's Right to a Fair Hearing
Emerging clearly from the first volume in this new series is the importance of the voice of the child. With their emphasis on the twin themes of participation and empowerment, the contributors present the active role of children as autonomous individuals with a stake in the decision-making process.
This book discusses the development and implementation of several models of care management. Drawing together research to highlight the successes and the difficulties of translating the principles of care management into practice, it examines this subject with particular reference to: empowerment; needs-led assessment; and multi-disciplinary work.
How Would I Cope?
This book describes and illustrates graphically how written communication can appear to a dyslexic, and how a dyslexic's efforts to communicate in this way can appear to others. Suggestions and hints are given on how best to use the dyslexic's abilities to by-pass inabilities, and enable him or her to live a normal life in society.
Exploring new theory and practice in the provision of services for older people living at home, this book is an excellent source of information for social workers, those working with older people, and lecturers of social work and gerontology.
Managing the Process of Change
Dr Elliot provides a critical account of the nature, extent and impact of government policy for the further education sector. He explores a range of responses to policy, exposing both intended and unintended consequences of the increased development of Human Resources Management and Quality Assurance system.
Communication, Speech and Writing in Social Work
Boring Records? is a practical and eye-opening investigation into the central role of record keeping. Using the first-hand impressions and comments of parents, children and clinical social workers, the author demonstrates the centrality of the work of record keeping for social work practitioners.
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