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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.

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How to Create Kind Schools

12 extraordinary projects making schools happier and helping every child fit in

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Kidscape, a national charity that works to prevent bullying and promote inclusion, this book tells the story of 12 innovative projects that schools across the UK are running which help to promote inclusion, tolerance and kindness and tackle issues such as homophobia, racism and truancy.

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The Obsessive Joy of Autism

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Julia Bascom shares a rare insight into the absolute joy of intense autistic obsessions and stimming. She explains why some experiences are so rich, vibrant, and all-consuming that they set her heart racing, shedding new light on an often-misunderstood aspect of autism.

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I am an Aspie Girl

A book for young girls with autism spectrum conditions

By Danuta Bulhak-Paterson; Illustrated by Teresa Ferguson; Afterword by Tony Attwood
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Girls with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are often quite different from boys with an ASD. In this fully-illustrated, colour storybook, Lizzie, an 'Aspie Girl', talks about all the things she and other girls with Asperger Syndrome sometimes find difficult, and all of the things that make them special.

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The Forgiveness Project

Stories for a Vengeful Age

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Stories of forgiveness and reconciliation.

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Give Food a Chance

A New View on Childhood Eating Disorders

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

An invaluable resource that will give parents and professionals the information, encouragement, and practical support to help children with eating disorders in their care.

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Healing for Adults Who Grew Up in Adoption or Foster Care

Positive Strategies for Overcoming Emotional Challenges

By Renee Wolfs; Foreword by Marlene van Steensel; Translated by Kate Eaton
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Positive and practical, this guide is designed to offer a route to recovery from grief and loss after adoption or long-term foster care.

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A Pony in the Bedroom

A Journey through Asperger's, Assault, and Healing with Horses

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Despite rape, homelessness, anorexia and severe post-traumatic stress disorder after a violent attack, Susan Dunne turned her life around and set up a pony therapy business. Susan shares her painful journey, and how her connection with horses sparked the healing process and helped her to cope with lifelong difficulties associated with autism.

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Integrative Art Therapy and Depression

A Transformative Approach

By Vibeke Skov; Foreword by Arthur Robbins
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A new integrative approach combining art therapy and Jungian psychology to treat depression. The theoretical foundation, clinical methodology and procedure are detailed alongside case studies from the author's extensive research and practice. She also lays out her research methodology and discusses the implications of this clinical approach.

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The Music of Being

Music Therapy, Winnicott and the School of Object Relations

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Alison Levinge explains the approaches of four child development theorists and explores how they apply to and inform the practice of music therapy. The focus is on D.W. Winnicott whose infant theory is influenced by the medium of music and resonates with the central aspects of music therapy.

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The Dyspraxic Learner

Strategies for Success

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book offers key strategies for teaching dyspraxic learners in secondary and tertiary education. With practical teaching resources, covering key areas such as literacy, numeracy, memory and study skills, this book shows teachers how best to approach the physical and psychological needs of students with dyspraxia.

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The Growing Up Guide for Girls

What Girls on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This charmingly illustrated guide for girls is full of facts and advice about growing up, puberty, body image, friendship, crushes and more! Written in literal language and addressing sensory issues, safety, and social skills throughout, it offers an ideal introduction to the teenage years for girls with autism aged 9 to 14.

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The Growing Up Book for Boys

What Boys on the Autism Spectrum Need to Know!

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This growing up guide for boys is full of facts, tips and colour illustrations explaining puberty, body image, hygiene, friendship, crushes and more! Written in literal language and addressing sensory issues, safety, and social skills throughout, it offers an ideal introduction to the teenage years for boys with autism aged 9 to 14.

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That's So Gay!

Challenging Homophobic Bullying

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

What is homophobic bullying and what do you do about it? Are you eager to challenge homophobic name-calling in your school? This is a practical guide to dealing with homophobic bullying in all its guises, working with those who bully and supporting those who are bullied. A matter-of-fact resource to help create safer, more inclusive environments.

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Can I tell you about Depression?

A Guide for Friends, Family and Professionals

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A simple, introductory guide to depression to understand how it feels and how it can affect family life.

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Leading Good Care

The Task, Heart and Art of Managing Social Care

By John Burton; Foreword by Debbie Sorkin
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Written for the hard-pressed manager of social care, Leading Good Care cuts through the obstructions of red tape and procedures to focus on task, role and practice. Managers will discover in this book understanding, inspiration, confidence and the authority to lead their service.

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A Short Introduction to Helping Young People Manage Anxiety

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book tells you everything you need to know about anxiety, its many causes and types, and associated disorders such as depression and self-harm. Case-studies help to show the effect of anxiety in real-life situations, and also provide useful tips and advice to help young people manage their symptoms.

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An Asperger's Guide to Public Speaking

How to Excel at Public Speaking for Professionals with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

People with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) often excel at public speaking, but there are key elements that they can find challenging. This book explains how to master public speaking with advice on preparation, delivery, gauging your audience, and surviving post-speech social events - all addressed from a unique Asperger perspective.

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Can I tell you about Eczema?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

By Julie Collier; Illustrated by Anthony Phillips-Smith; Foreword by Margaret Cox
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Helen invites readers to learn what eczema is and how she deals with having itchy and inflamed skin on a daily basis. She explains how different creams, ointments and other treatments can help her skin to feel better and lets readers know about other ways she can be helped and supported. Ideal for children, parents, friends, teachers and nurses.

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Spiritual Care in Practice

Case Studies in Healthcare Chaplaincy

Afterword by John Swinton; Foreword by Christina Puchalski; Edited by George Fitchett and Steve Nolan
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Revealing the richness and depth of understanding that chaplaincy brings to direct work with patients, these in-depth case studies and critical responses from other chaplains and healthcare professionals give insight into spiritual carer-patient work in a range of settings and the vital work of chaplains in the healthcare team.

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Spiritual Accompaniment and Counselling

Journeying with psyche and soul

Foreword by Elaine Graham; Edited by Peter Madsen Gubi
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This collection considers how spiritual accompaniment and counselling can inform each other to improve therapeutic relationships and the spiritual dimension of care across professions.

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The Common-Sense Guide to Improving the Safeguarding of Children

Three Steps to Make A Real Difference

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book presents a simple and direct three-step approach for developing effective safeguarding practice, providing structured guidance for frontline managers and practitioners.

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Autism from Diagnostic Pathway to Intervention

Checklists to Support Diagnosis, Analysis for Target-Setting and Effective Intervention Strategies

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This book provides professionals in multi-disciplinary teams with four photocopiable checklists, designed to assess social and communication skills of children on the autism spectrum, while also providing a framework for planning interventions. Accessibly written background theory and case studies give worked examples of how to use the checklists.

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What Color is Monday?

How Autism Changed One Family for the Better

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Carrie's son Jack sees days of the week as colors, has an astounding memory for birthdays, and is terrified of dogs - he also has autism. In this moving memoir, Carrie shows the realities of daily life parenting a family of five and supporting her son's special needs giving us a fascinating view into Jack's unique mind and a family built on love.

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See You in Court, Second Edition

A Social Worker's Guide to Presenting Evidence in Care Proceedings

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Fully updated to cover the latest developments in the law and procedure, See You in Court provides accessible guidance for social workers on how to to serve children's best interests throughout the court process.

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What's Happening to Ellie?

A Book About Puberty for Girls and Young Women with Autism and Related Conditions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This simple picture book follows Ellie as she begins puberty. Designed to be read with girls with autism or other special needs, it provides the perfect starting point for parents and carers to discuss changes including new hair growth and menstruation.

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A Sky of Diamonds

A Story for Children About Loss, Grief and Hope

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A storybook with in-built strategies to help children cope with the death of a loved one.

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Alex and the Scary Things

A Story to Help Children Who Have Experienced Something Scary

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A storybook to help children who have experienced trauma to deal with their emotions and learn coping strategies.

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Pretend Friends

A story about schizophrenia and other illnesses that can cause hallucinations

By Alice Hoyle; Illustrated by Lauren Reis
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Schizophrenia is explained to children (4+) through a simple story comparing a child's fun imaginary friends to the voices that can be brought on by schizophrenia or psychosis. Little Bea talks about all the fun things she does with her pretend friend and Big Jay explains how his friends are very different and what people can do to support him.

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An Occupational Therapist's Guide to Sleep and Sleep Problems

Foreword by Michael Iwama; Edited by Andrew Green and Cary Brown
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

For the first time, this comprehensive book tells occupational therapists everything they need to know about sleep and sleep disorders. With contributions from experienced OTs, each chapter includes essential scientific knowledge, research and case studies to give OTs new understanding on how they can help patients suffering from sleep problems.

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Things Ellie Likes

A book about sexuality and masturbation for girls and young women with autism and related conditions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A simple picture book to teach girls and young women with autism or other special needs about masturbation and when and where it is appropriate. It also helps to introduce the concepts of public and private and to establish ground rules.

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Asanas for Autism and Special Needs

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This how-to handbook gives parents, teachers, and yoga instructor’s step-by-step instruction to teach yoga poses to a child with autism or other special needs.

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What to Feed an Asperger?

How to go from three foods to three hundred with love, patience and a little sleight of hand

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Autistic Logistics

A Parent's Guide to Tackling Bedtime, Toilet Training, Tantrums, Hitting, and Other Everyday Challenges

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Life-saving advice to make home a calmer and happier place for families with autism.

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The Essential Manual for Asperger Syndrome (ASD) in the Classroom

What Every Teacher Needs to Know

By Kathy Hoopmann; Illustrated by Rebecca Houkamau
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

A quick reference guide to Asperger syndrome (ASD) in the classroom, Kathy Hoopmann's handbook is ideal for busy teachers. It covers all the key problem areas, such as meltdowns, explains them from the student's perspective, and provides strategies for how to manage them and create the best environment for the child.

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Engaging with Perpetrators of Domestic Violence

Practical Techniques for Early Intervention

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

When someone is suspected of being violent towards their family, the onus often falls on the victim to keep the children safe. This practical handbook turns the attention back to the cause of the problem, by helping practitioners to engage with perpetrators, to make safety-focussed interventions and motivate them towards seeking more in depth help.

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Overcoming Anxiety and Depression on the Autism Spectrum

A Self-Help Guide Using CBT

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Award-winning author Lee Wilkinson's new book presents strategies derived from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, adapted specifically for adults with autism, to help them overcome anxiety, depression and other mental health difficulties and improve their psychological wellbeing.

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Special Needs and Legal Entitlement

The Essential Guide to Getting out of the Maze

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

This essential and accessible guide to the legal entitlements of children and young people with special needs explains the new system of Education, Health and Care Plans which replaces the Statement of Special Educational Needs. It provides essential information for parents about how the system works, what they can expect, and how they can appeal.

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Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome - My Daughter is Not Naughty

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Full of advice and support, this book is an honest account of one family's experiences of raising a child with Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome (PDA). It includes strategies to help manage PDA behaviours, information on obtaining diagnosis and raising awareness, and explanations to help readers gain a better understanding of the condition.

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Can I tell you about Pathological Demand Avoidance syndrome?

A guide for friends, family and professionals

By Ruth Fidler and Phil Christie; Illustrated by Jonathon Powell; Foreword by Judith Gould
Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this illustrated guide Issy invites readers to learn about PDA, a part of the autism spectrum, from her perspective, helping them to understand how it causes her to find simple, everyday demands very stressful. Issy tells readers (aged 7 upwards) about all the ways she can be helped and supported by those around her.

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Ellie Needs to Go

A book about how to use public toilets safely for girls and young women with autism and related conditions

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

In this picture book, we join Ellie as she is out and about and needs to use a public toilet. It provides parents and carers with the opportunity to teach girls and young women with autism and other special needs how to use public toilets safely and to understand the social etiquette.

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