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Associate Professor

Education

PhD. (2002) University of Missouri – Columbia Human Development and Family Studies

MSc. (1986) University of Manitoba, Human Ecology (Family Studies)

BA. (1982) University of Winnipeg, Sociology

Certification

Certified Child Life Specialist CCLS, Child Life Council

Teaching

  •  Observation and Documentation in Child and Youth Study
  • Psychosocial Care of Children, Youth and Families in Health Care Settings
  • Issues of Childhood
  • Introduction to Child and Youth Study 

Research

Kirk SFL, Heath S, McIsaac JL, Summers M, Turner J, Aston M, Hughes J, Kuhle S, Le Blanc J, Mann L, Price S, Rossiter M. Evaluation of Early Years Centres in Nova Scotia, Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation and the Province of Nova Scotia.

J. Turner & C. Brown (2014). The Pips of Child Life: Early Play Programs in Hospitals

J. Turner & C. Brown (in progress). The Pips of Child Life: The Middle Years of Play in Hospitals

J. Turner Perceptions of Emotional Quality in ECE (in progress)

Select Publications:

Turner & Brown (2016).  Pips of Child Life:  The Middle Years of Play Programs in Hospitals.  Kendall Hunt Publishers:  IA.

Turner & Brown (2014).  Pips of Child Life:  The Early Years of Play Programs in Hospitals.  Kendall Hunt Publishers:  IA.

Feindel, A. and Turner, J. (2013).The perspective of early childhood educators: Emotional development of young children. Child and Family Professional, 15 (3), 8 - 15.

MacIssac, E.[1] and Turner, J. (2012). Early Childhood Educators use of Resources to Support Children with Special Needs and their Families. Child and FamilyProfessional, 15 (2), 10 - 24.

Turner, J. (2011). Promoting the Child Life profession through scholarship and research. Child and Family Professional, Summer, 45-53.

Turner, J. (2011). Child Life Specialists in the role of research assistant: Imagine the possibilities. Child Life Council Bulletin, 29 (2), 6.

Turner, J. & Rosburg, N. (2011). Academic Pathways: Kind of a Crazy Path. Child Life Council Bulletin, 29 (1)  6/10.

Turner, J. C. (2009). Article Review: Reflective Journaling for Self-Assessment and Writing Initiatives. Child Life Bulletin, 27 (3), 4.

Turner, J. C. (2009). Research in Brief: Child life research outcome expectations, interests and self-efficacy. Child Life Focus, 27 (3), 10-12.

Turner, J. & Fralic, J. (2009). Making explicit the implicit: Child Life Specialists talk about their assessment process. Child and Youth Care Forum, 38 (1) 39-54.

Turner, J. & French, C. (2009). Parents' experience caring for young children with minor illness: An ecological perspective. Canadian Children, 34 (1) 13-20.

Turner, J., Fralic, J., Newman-Bennett, K. & Skinner, L. (2009). Everybody needs a break! Responses to a playgarden survey. Pediatric Nursing, 35 (1) 27-34.

Turner, J. (2009). Theoretical Foundations of Child Life in R. H. Thompson (Ed.) Handbook of Child Life, USA: C.C. Thomas Publisher. pp. 3-35.

Turner, J. (2006). Representations of illness, injury and health in children's picture books. Children's Health Care, 35 (2) 179-189.

Turner, J. (2005). A place for attachment theory in child life programming: The potential to assess the quality of parent-child relationships. Child and Youth Care Forum, 35 (3) 195-207.

Select Presentations

Turner, Brown & Pearson (2015). Early Play Programs: Innovations in Child Life Curriculum. Annual Child Life Conference on Professional Issues, May, Cincinnati OH

Turner (2015). Topics and Trends: A Content Analysis of CLC Conference Sessions 1998-2014. Annual Child Life Conference on Professional Issues, May, Cincinnati OH.

Turner, J. & Kowalewski, Z. (2013). Basic research: Level II: Quasi-experimental design. 31th Annual Child Life Conference on Professional Issues, Denver CO.

Turner, J. & Kowalewski, Z. (2013). Stretching your skills with basic research: Level I. 31th Annual Child Life Conference on Professional Issues, Denver CO.

*Turner, J. & Kowalewski, Z. (2012). Stretching your skills with basic research. 30th Annual Child Life Conference on Professional Issues, Washington, DC.

Crowell, T., Turner, J. & Shamszad, K. (2011). Writing and Research: Practice for the Practitioner. 29th Annual Child Life Conference on Professional Issues, Chicago, IL.Crowell, T., Turner, J. & Shamszad, K. (2010). Writing and Research: Practice for the Practitioner. 29th Annual Child Life Conference on Professional Issues, Chicago, IL.

Turner, J., Crowell, T. & Shamszad, K. (2010). Writing and Research: Practice for the Practitioner. 28th Annual Child Life Conference on Professional Issues, Phoenix Az.

Turner, J. & Kelly, M. (2010). Showcasing Student Research. 28th Annual Child Life Conference on Professional Issues, Phoenix Az.

Turner, J. (2009). Documentation and Recording: Clarification of terms for best practice. Big Brothers Big Sisters. Halifax NS.

Turner, J. (2009). Using the scientific method to examine the things we do: The case of coming and going. 27thAnnual Child Life Conference on Professional Issues, Boston MA.

Turner, J. (2008). Looking back while moving forward. Association of Atlantic Universities Teaching Showcase. University of New Brunswick.

Turner, J. (2007). Developing Research interests and skills through supervised undergraduate research experiences. 26th Annual Child LIfe Conference on Professional Issues, San Diego CA.

 


 

Community

Turner & Elford (2015). Do You See What I See? Observing Emotional Quality in Infant Toddler Programs. MSVU Child and Youth Study Professional Development Workshop.

Turner & Elford (2015).Do You See What I See? Observing Emotional Quality in Preschool Programs. MSVU Child and Youth Study Professional Development Workshop.

Turner & Elford. (2014). Do You See What I See? Observing Emotional Quality in ECE. Infant Mental Health Conference, Halifax, NS

Honours Thesis Supervision: Topics

Images of Animals in a Sample of Children’s Picture Books: A Content Analysis

Perceptions of Emotional Quality of an ECE Environment

Children’s Relationships with Typical and Atypical Companion Animals

Strategies used by ECE to Promote Emotional Development in Young Children

ECE use of Resources to Support Children with Special Needs and their Families

“Sports and Stuff Like That”: Physical Activity from the Perspective of Elementary-School Children

Graduate Thesis Supervision: Topics

Observations of Preschoolers Health Care Play

Equine Assisted Therapy through the Eyes of a Child

The Development of Rapport with Children and Families in Hospital Settings

The Influence of Experiential learning on Self perceptions of Cultural Competence

Service: Professional

Provincial Early Years Partnership committee (DEECD) (Development of Early Years Framework)

ECAINS Advisory Committee (Development of Developmental Interventionists - Core Competencies)

Child Life Council, Archives Management Group

Academic Consultant: Child Life Profession


 

[1] Honours student research thesis