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Growing Interest in Linda Miller’s 5P Approach brings new Training Courses to Central London

Practical Behaviour Management Solutions for Children and Teens with Autism

The 5P Approach, featured in Linda Miller’s book Practical Behaviour Management Solutions for Children and Teens with Autism, is gathering a rapidly growing number of devotees – so much so, that Linda is planning to extend the range of 5P introductory training courses. Here, Linda talks a bit about her 5P Approach and how it


Geoff Platt, PhD on Beating Dyspraxia with a Hop, Skip and a Jump

Geoff Platt

Geoff Platt, PhD, has worked as a lecturer in Sport Science for ten years, most recently working as a senior lecturer and course director in Sports Coaching Science and Sports Analysis and Coaching at Kingston University, London. He has lectured on Olympic Solidarity Courses on behalf of the International Olympic Committee and is the Director


Rehabilitation Through the Arts at Sing Sing: An Interview with Brent Buell, contributor to ‘Performing New Lives’

Performing New Lives - Brent Buell interview

“We all spend much of our lives building up defenses against an unfriendly world, an uncomprehending universe. That surely is true of the men I met and taught in prison. They were like me. They were tough guys hoping that someone somewhere could reach that almost-forgotten part of them, break it loose, set it free and let them feel human again. After all, to portray a character is to find that character’s heart—and in the process to find your own.”


Breaking Bad Habits in Communication for the Helping Professions

500 Tips for Communicating with the Public

By Maggie Kindred and Michael Kindred, authors of the new book 500 Tips for Communicating with the Public, which addresses the communication challenges that people in the helping professions face in the workplace, covering topics such as managing conflict, assertiveness, feelings, listening and boundaries. It also includes guidance on reflection, supervision, confidentiality and anti-discrimination. We


Rising Above Bullying: Powerful new book from Red Balloon shines light on 15 years of success in recovering bullied children

Rising Above Bullying

“Rising Above Bullying is a book for all those who encounter bullying. For those who are being bullied and their families, for the perpetrators and their families and for teachers and other adults who are in a position of influence. And for the bystanders – those who ‘turn a blind eye’ thinking it is not their business. We all have a shared responsibility to ensure the safety of our children; adults must be proactive in putting a stop to bullying behaviour. This involves doing something if you believe a child is being subjected to unkind and unpleasant treatment.”


JKP author Jan Greenman attends the Ambitious About Autism charity launch at the House of Lords, UK

Jan Greenman and her son Luke at the House of Lords

By Jan Greenman, author of Life at the Edge and Beyond: Living with ADHD and Asperger Syndrome. Last year my son Luke spoke to author Nick Hornby’s Treehouse Charity staff, and they were so impressed with him that they asked him to become a Youth Patron for their new Ambitious About Autism charity – watch


Street-Based or Detached Youth Work: What it looks like, and why it matters

Posted on March 2nd, 2011 in Social work & social care
Vanessa Rogers

By Vanessa Rogers, youth worker and author of 101 Things to Do on the Street: Games and Resources for Detached, Outreach and Street-Based Youth Work. A uniform definition for ‘detached youth work’ is a topic that has been the subject of hot debate over the years. The term ‘detached work’, reported to have first been heard


Helping Children to Develop ‘Communication Well-being’

Deborah Plummer

By Deborah M. Plummer, is a registered speech and language therapist and imagework practitioner, and author of the new activities book Helping Children to Improve their Communication Skills. My latest JKP book is firmly based on the premise that ‘how we are’ with children is of equal and sometimes greater importance than what we ‘do’ in terms


Reminiscence and Life Story Work – The Importance of Remembering Our Life’s Journey

Faith Gibson

“From infancy to old age, the recall of personal memories serves to establish identity, safeguard self esteem, assist communication, enhance relationships, and preserve and transmit personal, family and community history. By valuing memories people are helped to value themselves when developmental challenges, current circumstances, transitions, failing health and increasing age assail us.”


The Importance of Fostering the Creation of Imaginary Worlds

Claire Golomb - Plate 1b from 'The Creation of Imaginary Worlds'

By Claire Golomb, Professor Emerita of the Department of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, USA, and author of the new book The Creation of Imaginary Worlds: The Role of Art, Magic and Dreams in Child Development. The urge to create imaginary or alternative worlds, to represent the world in drawing, make-believe play, dreams, and stories,


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