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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.
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.
A handbook for chaplains, paediatric health professionals, arts therapists and youth workers
A comprehensive introduction to best practice in spiritual support for sick children and young people, this research-based handbook covers both principles and practice, and includes a wide range of examples and suggestions for activities to facilitate spiritual interaction and support.
A Story Intervention for Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
Based on extensive research, this practical book gives you the tools needed to use Social Narratives, a simple intervention for helping children with autism spectrum disorder develop social behaviour. Packed with sample stories, and with step-by-step guidelines for writing, this book will show you how to implement the approach to maximise success.
New Thinking and Approaches
Describing some of the innovative work taking place in domestic violence and child protection work, this book looks at how interventions for children exposed to domestic violence are being developed, how services for abusive fathers have evolved and discusses a number of new initiatives in the field of interagency risk assessment.
The authors present strategies for engaging children in fun activities to aid positive attachment between a parent or carer and their child. Each game is designed with specific age groups in mind, and activities are recommended to target specific needs in children that affect attachment, such as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
How the Polyvagal Theory and Brain Plasticity Help Us Make Sense of Autism
This is the first book to explain the Polyvagal Theory in simple terms for parents and professionals. With engaging illustrations and clear explanations, this book incorporates Dr Stephen Porges' Polyvagal Theory with Anat Baniel's work in brain plasticity to present a new way of understanding autism and supporting children on the spectrum.
An Introduction and Guide
Highlighting the specific difficulties and challenges that older people with autism may face with regards to living arrangements, changes to social habits and communicating with carers, as well as health issues, this book shows ways to support people with autism as they reach retirement age.
Helping people identify destructive behaviours and find positive ways to cope
This book presents research and case studies to demonstrate why and how those with dyslexia can adopt adverse coping strategies and defensive mechanisms to deal with the emotional impact of the condition, which can lead to self-harm, depression and even suicide, and how they can best be helped and supported by the professionals who work with them.
Providing the skills counsellors need to identify and manage shame, in the client and themselves, this book aims to enable the counsellor to release shame and to build shame resilience. Full of practical techniques, it is a skills-led handbook for practitioners who have little formal training in working with shame.
Full of practical advice to help early years leaders to improve their leadership skills. This highly accessible guide draws on Jennie Johnson's own experience of founding an outstanding childcare service.
Finding Balance in Busy Lives
This practical resource provides professionals with techniques for developing a more balanced lifestyle. The author discusses the meaning of work-life balance and explains how it can be achieved in reality with some simple, straightforward strategies.
A Photocopiable Resource for Helping Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum Understand the Complexities of Physical Interaction
Children and teens with Autism Spectrum Disorder can find the complicated social rules around touch very difficult, and this can leave them vulnerable. This educational resource provides ready-to-use lessons with photocopiable worksheets to teach about appropriate touch and social boundaries in family, educational, and community settings.
Delivering Spiritual Care in Healthcare Contexts
Focusing on spiritual care within the delivery and provision of healthcare today, the contributors combine academic and professional expertise to discuss themes including: spirituality, pluralism and multi-faith practice, healthcare ethics, legal and policy issues, mental health, and beginning and end of life issues.
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