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Touch as a way to share the radiant energy of care

Barbara Goldschmidt

“It was an exciting time, because it felt like a real movement in personal well-being was taking place. It wasn’t being led by doctors, but by ordinary people who were looking for more than symptom relief. They wanted therapies that were natural and non-toxic, and a way to be involved in the healing process. That was a key—becoming an active participant in wellness and illness instead of being a passive recipient of care. The quest for ways to be involved in the healing process, and for tangible ways to share it, became the continuing thread of my studies, writing and teaching.”


JKP Authors Andrew Nelson and Cindy Schneider share Autism-Theatre Techniques with specialists from Hong Kong

JKP authors Andrew Nelson and Cindy Schneider with autism specialists from Hong Kong.

By Andrew Nelson, author of Foundation Role Plays for Autism: Role Plays for Working with Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Parents, Peers, Teachers, and Other Professionals Fellow JKP author Cindy Schneider (Acting Antics: A Theatrical Approach to Teaching Social Understanding to Kids and Teens with Asperger Syndrome) and I have been colleagues and friends for over three


Creating Change for Complex Children and their Families at the Croft Child and Family Unit

Jo Holmes 2

“Through individual and group work we aim to get to know a child really well in order to identify their strengths as well as their weaknesses. We also work closely with parents and have an opportunity to see how family relationships work on a day-to-day basis. We use the information we gain from these close observations to establish a holistic, integrated understanding of all the important factors driving the child’s problems and then use this to plan interventions.”


“That’s So Nice of You to Say”: Teaching Kids How to Receive Compliments

Signe Whitson

By Signe Whitson, author of How to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens. As a therapist, I have talked with parents about the importance of meaningful praise in boosting a child’s self-esteem and strengthening family bonds. As a mom of two, I have conscientiously made sure to provide affirmative


“May I Please” and “No Can Do”: Guidelines for Kids on Making and Refusing Requests

How to Be Angry

By Signe Whitson, author of How to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens. Do you know a child who is a little on the timid side when it comes to asking for what he needs? Does the word “pushover” come to mind when you think of how he is


Anger Between Friends: A Seven Year-Old’s Journey toward Assertive Emotional Expression

Signe Whitson

By Signe Whitson, author of How to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens. It’s one thing to write about helping kids make smart choices when it comes to expressing anger—it’s another thing to watch an emotional situation play out right before your eyes and hope that your own child


“I am not a statistic or a category…By God’s grace, I am.” – Craig Romkema, Graduating Class of 2011

Craig Romkema accompanied by Marliss, the Academic Support person who proctored most of Craig's exams.

HUGE congratulations to poet and JKP author Craig Romkema who, after ten years of hard work and dedication, has graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Dordt College, located in Sioux Center, Iowa, USA. Craig is the author of a breathtaking book of poems, Embracing the Sky: Poems beyond Disability. Here, he reflects on his determination to


Decisions, Decisions: Helping Kids Make Constructive Choices for Expressing Anger

Signe Whitson

By Signe Whitson, author of How to Be Angry: An Assertive Anger Expression Group Guide for Kids and Teens.  Pack lunch or buy it? Headband or hairclip? Tell the truth or spare her feelings with a little white lie? Every day, kids face dozens of choices, from the ordinary to the complicated. One of the


JKP author Mary Mountstephen meets with educators and students in Kuala Lumpur

Meeting with teachers in Kuala Lumpur.

This Spring, JKP author Mary Mountstephen was invited to Singapore and Malaysia to give a presentation based on her book, How to Detect Developmental Delay and What to Do Next: Practical Interventions for Home and School. Here, she talks a bit about her trip. Twice before I’ve visited Singapore to build relationships with schools and


Parallel Process Revealed Through Creative Supervision

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“The act of creation can be experienced in different ways – it might be meditative or energetic. It enables the supervisee to review their issues from a different perspective. The advantage of using stimulating external resources means that the supervisee can step back and become the observer of their own creation. Effectively they become their own supervisor to your meta supervisor.”


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