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The latest interviews with authors, news and articles of interest to the communities that we publish for.

Starving our Anxiety Gremlins

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Kate Collins-Donnelly; therapist, consultant, and author of Starving the Anxiety Gremlin, talks about the rise of anxiety in children. In this article, Kate discusses what can be done to help young people struggling with anxieties and shares a letter from one of the young people she has worked with on her experiences of overcoming problems caused by anxiety.

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Julian Cohen on ‘All About Drugs and Young People.’ (Part 2)

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In the first part of this interview, All About Drugs and Young People (Part 1), JKP author, educator and counsellor Julian Cohen shared some of the insight and experience he has gained whilst working to educate young people about drugs over the past 30 years. In this second and final part, he talks about legal highs, how the internet

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Coaching Kids to Success

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Nikki Giant, founder of Full Circle Education Solutions and JKP author, explains how life coaching can be used to help support children’s well-being and aid in difficult  periods of stress and transition. In any classroom within any school there are children struggling to cope with the daily rituals of life. These young people may be suffering

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Request a free copy of the new Art Therapy catalogue

Posted on May 30th, 2014 in Arts therapies
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Sign up to request your free copy of our latest brochure of new and bestselling books on Art Therapy. This includes information on our new and bestselling titles such as ‘Mindfulness and the Arts Therapies’ by Laury Rappaport and ‘Using Art Therapy with Diverse Populations’ by Paula Howie. This range includes practical books for professionals,

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Win a signed first edition of No Matter What!

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This competition has now closed. Win a signed first edition of No Matter What! To celebrate our new reprint of this inspiring adoption memoir, we’re giving away three original copies signed by author and adoptive mum Sally Donovan.  To enter, simply sign up to our mailing list here, and you’ll be entered into our random prize draw. An

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The Wonderful World of Work launches at the National Library of Australia.

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On Wednesday 21 May, Jeanette Purkis’ new book, The Wonderful World of Work: A Workbook for Asperteens, was officially launched at the National Library of Australia in Canberra. The Wonderful World of Work is an activity book about employment which aims to give teenagers on the autism spectrum the confidence and skills they need to

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Julian Cohen on ‘All About Drugs and Young People.’

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In the first of a two-part interview, JKP author, educator and counsellor Julian Cohen  shares some of the insight and experience he has gained whilst working to educate young people about drugs over the past 30 years. 1. Your book emphasises that nearly all of us use drugs and have a lifetime drug career. Can

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A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words

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Adele Devine, author of Colour Coding for Learners with Autism advocates for the use of visual learning resources for pupils with autism spectrum disorders. In this article, Adele explains the importance of using accurate visuals. Statements, schedules, diagnosis, medical breakthroughs, meltdowns…We sift through so much information, searching for strategies that might help. We know that

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New video – Maureen Boon discusses how to help children with Dyspraxia

Posted on May 19th, 2014 in Education
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In this video Maureen Boon, author of Can I tell you about Dyspraxia, discusses the condition and explains how friends, teachers and carers can help. She talks about how teachers can help in both primary and secondary school settings as well as gives tips on how to be a good classmate to a pupil with

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Colour Coding for Learners with Autism book launch

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Adele Devine, author of newly released Colour Coding for Learners with Autism celebrated the publication of her book with a rainbow themed book launch alongside the children who inspired her. The book launch was held at Portesbery School where Adele works as a special education needs teacher and uses colour as a way to help

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