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.
Help for Cubs Who Have Had A Tough Start in Life
Picture book for children who have experienced trauma, to help them understand and cope with their feelings.
Our Stories of Growing Up Trans and Changing the World
In this life-affirming, heartening and refreshing collection of interviews, young trans people offer valuable insight and advice into what has helped them to flourish and feel happy in their experience of growing up trans.
Your Questions Answered
This parenting guide to ODD offers expert information on your child's condition, provides insight and empathy to what they are going through, and equips and empowers you to make practical changes in your parenting approaches.
Autistic Transgender People in Their Own Words
This collection of personal essays examines the intersection of autism and gender diversity. Written by trans autistic people from across the globe, these stories highlight their varied experiences of coming out, college and university life, accessing healthcare, physical transition, friendships and relationships, sexuality, pregnancy, parenting, and late life self-discovery.
The LGBTQ+ Inclusive Guide for Kids about Sex, Gender, Bodies, and Families
An illustrated LGBTQ+ inclusive kid's guide to sex, gender and relationships education that includes children and families of all genders and sexual orientations, covering puberty, hormones, consent, sex, pregnancy and safety.
An Interactive Kid’s Book for Understanding Autism
This is a book for children aged 7-11 that explains the different ways autistic brains work. The book uses ice cream flavours to represent various aspects of autism such as difficulties with language, social interaction and rigidity of thinking. It includes illustrations and workbook activities to help children cement their understanding of autism.
A Creative Workbook and Journal for Young People
The ultimate toolkit for any young person aged 10+ to help them become an ally who listens, supports and advocates for their trans, non-binary and gender expansive friends and family.
A User Guide For When Your Parent Transitions
When a parent transitions, the whole family transitions. Providing tips and advice, information on gender identity and transitioning, and a wealth of real-life stories, this book will guide you through your relative's transition, and your own.
This book addresses the concerns parents of autistic teenagers may have as their child transitions to adult life. It explores specific aspects of adult life such as independence, employment and social life, and offers practical solutions for common transition-related challenges such as finding suitable living arrangements and financial planning.
The Really Useful Stuff You Need to Know About Coping Brilliantly with Bullying
This accessible guide for autistic children and teens is full of advice for coping successfully with bullying. It helps the reader understand what bullying is and debunks myths such as 'bullying makes you stronger'. It also lays out self-empowering strategies and practical tips on how to deal with situations where they are being bullied.
Funny and beautifully designed, packed with photos, this book puts amazing dyslexics and the jobs they do under the spotlight. The reader draws inspiration and insight from the stories which highlight the dyslexics' low and high points, people who inspired them, their coping strategies, strengths, eureka moments and advice to younger selves.
The Little Book of Autism Adventures
A light-hearted illustrated book that depicts the everyday (and occasionally exceptional!) experiences of raising a child with autism. The charming pictures and wise words within are a source of comfort, solidarity and humour for all autistic families.
Simple Stuff to Help You Develop the Skills and Strength for Writing
This fun guide supports kids age 7-12 to take control of their own writing difficulties, through worksheets and activities for building strength, coordination and stamina. As their skills improve, so too will their confidence and attainment. Illustrated throughout and with a quiz and handy checklists to track progress.
Discover Your Confidence Superpower!
This journal will help kids feel more confident, relaxed and happy in all aspects of their life. Adorned with fun illustrations, it is designed to develop a can-do attitude that encourages 'having a go', accepting that mistakes might be made along the way. From this, kids can develop the mindset to take the small steps needed to make big dreams come true.
A Practical Handbook for Autistic Teens and Tweens
This is a workbook for young people aged 10-14 on the autism spectrum. It encourages teens and tweens to identify their strengths, suggests how they can develop their identity, and celebrates neurodiversity. It also has tips for managing tricky situations such as anxiety and meltdowns, as well as fun activities and interactive sections.
An Anthology of Intersecting Identities
This wide-ranging and powerful collection of essays gathers together leading non-binary figures to explore how their gender identities intersect with multiple aspects of other identities including race, class, age, sexuality, faith, community, family, disability and health.
This creative arts therapies approach involves clients choosing a character from myth or fairy tale as a way of working with unconscious personal material. Suitable for therapeutic group work and individual use, this practical, step-by-step resource includes guidelines on the process, conceptual background information, and clinical case vignettes.
How to Grow Up Awesome and Autistic
The ultimate advice guide for autistic teenage girls, written by an award-winning autistic teen campaigner. With practical tips on friendships, dating, mental health, bullying and school life to help you overcome any challenge.
A Parent's Guide to Students' Mental Health and Wellbeing
Advice for parents helping a child on the autism spectrum prepare for and attend college. Covers everything from academic trials, social links and independent living through to mental health, sensory issues and student services, this book provides skills for parent and child to allow teens to navigate the complex world of college independently.
The Science of Male, Female and Intersex
Using a range of intersex variations, this innovative book introduces readers to the diversity of biological sex and its relationship to gender identity and the societal impact this has. Written by a leading intersex activist and an esteemed biological sciences scholar, it balances authority with inclusivity to create an important educational tool.
A Trans Positive Children's Book
A comic style children's book that tells the story of Stephie, a 7-year-old transgender girl, whose Dad is still struggling to recognize and accept her gender. It portrays a powerful message for children aged 6-9, that no one else other than ourselves gets to decide who we are.
A Visual Guide to Playing and Hanging Out for Children on the Autism Spectrum
Children on the autism spectrum can find playing with other children difficult. This colourful and fun visual guide, full of examples and activities, shows how they can find common interests with their friends, peers and family, so that they can have more fun playing and hanging out together.
Timely Psychosocial Interventions in Dementia covers the psychosocial aspects of the entire course and trajectory of dementia care. The book has a strong focus on evidence-based practice, and covers home, community, care home and hospital contexts, as well as information on support for families and carers of people with dementia.
Strategies for Dealing with Life’s Challenges
Resilience can act as a protective armour to help us deal with life's toughest challenges. This book lays out a 12-session programme that covers everything you need to unlock your resilience, based on therapies including CBT. Down-to-earth advice and simple exercises ensure your resilience develops to better cope with the stress of modern life.
Personal Accounts from Autistic Adults Around the World Aged 20 to 70+
Spanning six decades of experience, this collection of first-hand accounts from adults with Asperger's and High Functioning Autism is about ageing with an autistic mind and the advantages and challenges that different eras in life can bring. It highlights common themes, such as the difference made by a diagnosis, to unite the experiences.
A BodyMindCORE Approach to Prevention, Preparation and Recovery
A guide for people who have undergone (or who are about to undergo) surgery and what to do to aid recovery. Packed with practical and useful information, this book is the perfect starting point for those wanting to take charge of their body.
Acknowledging Trauma and other Emotional Challenges
Written in an accessible way by a psychologist who is also experiencing the long-term effects of breast cancer, this is a look beyond 'lucky to survive' that offers insight into the difficulties many face after treatment for cancer.
A Reflective Guide to Holding Spaces, Maintaining Boundaries, and Creating Inclusive Classes
Considering how teachers can maintain appropriate boundaries with students and deal with common obstacles and ethical issues, this book offers mentoring and support to new or experienced yoga teachers. It includes chapters on creating generative spaces and the art of relating with difficult students.
Overcoming Isolation, Marginalisation and Alienation Through Meaningful Connection
Providing a counter-argument to a consumerist, fast-paced and individualistic life, this book presents the power of community and spending time with people in an unpressured and open way.
Activities to Encourage Bonding, Communication and Wellbeing
How to use music to help children learn and grow, without needing any prior musical ability. It covers many common developmental challenges, both typical and atypical, encountered in children aged 0-5, and gives creative, musical strategies to help with these challenges.
Theraplay® is an attachment-focused approach which strengthens the relationship between children and their carers. Fun and adaptable for use across a wide range of settings, this book is an ideal introduction and overview for any professional working with children and families.
A Practical Guide
This book provides early childhood professionals with guidance on how to create gender inclusive learning environments that support all children in feeling valued through practices that aim to recognize and support a wide range of gender identities and gender expressions.
Everything You Need to Know to Unlock a Teen's Potentional
An accessible, cutting edge resource for parents and teachers, explaining the incredible teen brain to aid learning across teen's emotional, social, and education domains.
Evidence-Based Strategies and Pupil-Led Interventions
An evidence-based, practical book to resolving bullying in schools. It helps teachers understand the causes of bullying, give them confidence to tackle complex cases, and provide them with the tools to develop pupil-led anti-bullying campaigns. Includes resources to help teachers set up anti-bullying advisory groups and interventions.
Proactive Strategies for Minimizing Sensory, Social and Emotional Overload
This new book from Bill Nason addresses the emotional world of autism. Anxiety, meltdowns and emotional regulation are covered, as are effective emotional regulation strategies. Presented in an easy-to-read, accessible format the book greatly expands on material posted to the popular online Autism Discussion Page.
A Guide for Professionals and Families
By setting out strategies for creating more effective support based on the experiences of trans people on the spectrum, this guide offers tailored advice for professionals working with autistic trans clients. It covers issues such as difficulties talking about the body, undertaking and recovering from surgeries and social anxiety.
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