UBC Press proudly distributes Jessica Kingsley Publishers in Canada. A selection of JKP titles are available on our website. Find their full list at jkp.com. Canadian orders placed on jkp.com will be filled by our warehouse, UTP Distribution, and charged in Canadian dollars.
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 2016, JKP was awarded Independent Academic, Educational and Professional Publisher of the Year by the British Book Industry Awards.
In 2006 a new imprint, Singing Dragon, was born.
Understanding Your ASD Parent
This positive book takes an honest look at how ASD can affect a family when a parent is on the spectrum, and reassures young people that it's ok to have a mum or dad who is different.
A Practical Nutritional Approach to Optimising Diet for Whole Brain & Body Health
An autism cookbook with a difference. Improve your child's health and happiness with a balanced diet that meets his/her complex needs.
A Crash Course in Safe Living for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum
A roadmap and accompanying guide to help young adults on the autism spectrum identify and address the potential safety pitfalls of adult life.
Understand Yourself and Make Choices that are Right for You
A down-to-earth, practical guide to help adults on the autism spectrum to find and maintain healthy relationships of their own choosing in a safe, enjoyable way.
Undertaking Assessments of Need
Packed with tools and ideas to enhance analytical thinking when making child and family assessments, this book covers every stage of the assessment process. It addresses planning, hypothesising, involving children, and making, recording and reviewing decisions. This third edition has been updated to reflect policy changes and new research findings.
A Strengths-Based Curriculum for Children Aged 5-11
A 15-session programme to help children aged 5-11 build a positive body image. The strengths-based approach develops self-esteem and resilience, and helps children understand differences. Sessions also cover the media's role and healthy eating. A training session for staff is included, as well as guidance on how to involve parents.
A Short Introduction to Understanding and Supporting Children and Young People with Eating Disorders
After 25 years of marriage to a man with Asperger Syndrome (ASD), 'Herscue Bergenstreiml' has more than a few tales to tell.
Super Powers to Help Younger Children to Regulate their Emotions and Senses
Using 'super power' strategies and illustrations, this book teaches young children (aged 4-7) with sensory and emotional regulation difficulties how to master self-control.
A highly readable account of an innovative, person-centred, community-based approach to recovery from personality disorder, this book presents new and better ways of supporting people through the process. Documented experiences and first-hand accounts from The Haven Project prove the success of the project's method.
A Guide for Professionals
This book looks at toilet training difficulties for children with autism spectrum conditions, and presents practical interventions to help children overcome these problems. Packed with essential information on bowel and bladder function, this book also gives helpful advice for developing and implementing a toilet plan in different settings.
Simple, Fun Ideas to Aid Engagement, Assessment and Enable Positive Change
Easy to use, tried and tested techniques to aid direct work with vulnerable families. This must-have guide is full of creative ideas to engage and effect positive change in uncooperative, aggressive or avoidant families.
The Challenges, Pitfalls and Practical Solutions
Informed by the author's experience writing serious case reviews, this book offers the practical information that child protection practitioners need and which is often absent in formal training. It offers advice for the known difficulties in practice such as home visiting, communicating with children and working with resistant clients.
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