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Archive for August 2010

Interview with Allyson Davys & Liz Beddoe on why Supervision matters in the Helping Professions

Posted on August 20th, 2010 in Social work & social care
Allyson Davys & Liz Beddoe

“Poor supervision can create collusion, indifference or add to the stress in the workforce. Practitioners may leave or burn out and leave…A resilient and healthy workforce is well worth the investment in training supervisors.


Article by Jan Greenman on life with her son Luke, who has ADHD and Asperger Syndrome

Jan Greenman and Luke

Jan Greenman is the author of Life at the Edge and Beyond: Living with ADHD and Asperger Syndrome - a searingly honest account of bringing up her son, Luke. Writing frankly about the medical issues of Luke’s early years, including the impact of MMR and Ritalin, Jan recalls how Luke’s diagnoses of Asperger Syndrome and ADHD


Video clips from Phoebe Caldwell’s DVD, Autism and Intensive Interaction

Autism and Intensive Interaction DVD

We’re very pleased to bring you these clips from Phoebe Caldwell’s latest JKP title! Autism and Intensive Interaction is a three part film following Phoebe as she works with children who she has never met before and who have been selected because staff find them difficult to engage. Together with Penny Mytton, a teacher at the


Atle Dyregrov on Supporting Traumatized Children and Teenagers

Posted on August 18th, 2010 in Education, Psychiatry, Psychology, Social work & social care
Atle Dyregrov

“There are a variety of self-help techniques that the individual can use for their own sake…In addition to individual methods, there must be systems in place to secure good follow-up for personnel involved in critical incidents or in work with traumatized children over time.”


Help at last for the Aspergirls: Telegraph article features new JKP book by Rudy Simone


Today the Telegraph has published an article called ‘Help at last for the Aspergirls’ that features comments from JKP author Rudy Simone about her new book, Aspergirls: Empowering Females with Asperger Syndrome.   Read the article ‘Help at last for the Aspergirls: A new book highlights the number of women who suffer from Asperger’s syndrome without knowing’


Video: Liz Beddoe discusses Best Practice in Professional Supervision in the helping professions

Posted on August 13th, 2010 in Social work & social care, Video
Video - Liz Beddoe on Best Practice in Professional Supervision

Author Liz Beddoe recently stopped by JKP’s London HQ to record a short video highlighting some of the key features of the new book, Best Practice in Professional Supervision: A Guide for the Helping Professions – including the crucial chapter on child protection. Click below to watch!


Video clips from the new Animated Introduction to Asperger Syndrome DVD!

Biomation - video clip 01

**Winner – International Animation Award, Edinburgh Mental Health & Arts Festival 2008** Created by pioneering science and youth arts project Biomation, An Animated Introduction to Asperger Syndrome is an accessible film that explains through a series of lively animations what Asperger Syndrome is, what it feels like and how it can be helped, in a way


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