Janet Newbury, Ph.D.
School of Child & Youth Care
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 1700, STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2
Janet Newbury lives on Tla’amin territory, just north of Powell River, British Columbia, Canada. She is a director on the boards of the Powell River Division of Family Practice, the Powell River Historical Museum and Archives, and the Sunshine Music Festival, and is involved in a number of other exciting community-based initiatives. She is also an instructor in the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria, where she completed her PhD. Her post-doctoral research explored community-based approaches to economic and social development, which informs much of her current work. She has more recently been involved in research projects around the development of a regional social plan, as well as life promotion in First Nations communities. She has written extensively for both academic and popular publications on such topics as: substance use, social justice, relational practice, contextualizing care, qualitative research methods, post growth economies, and asset-based approaches to change within current political and social realities. Additional interests include food production and preservation, intergenerational civic engagement, and enjoying the great outdoors.
Some of her non-academic writing can be found at the following sources:
And here is a list of her academic publications, some of which can be freely accessed online:
- Newbury, J. (November, 2016). Neuroscience, Child and Youth Care, and creative conversations. CYC-Online.
- Newbury, J. & Hoskins, M. (2016). Leaning in: Teaching relational practice amidst complexity. International Journal of Collaborative Practice, 6(1), 13-28.
- Newbury, J. (2016). How public sector jobs can foster community economies. Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives, BC Office: A Good Jobs Economy for BC.
- Modlin, H. & Newbury, J. (2016). Thinking and doing together, ‘as a field’. Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, 29(1), 6-35.
- Newbury, J. & Pacini-Ketchabaw, V. (2015). Responding to our current times in child and youth care. International Journal of Child, Youth, and Family Studies, 6(4), 494-497.
- Newbury, J. & Dicks, S. (in press). From grassroots to government: Approaches to community engagement for heritage management. Book of Proceedings of the Conference ‘The Right to [World] Heritage.’ Cottbus, Germany: International Association of World Heritage Professionals.
- Newbury, J. (2014). Inquiring into life as we live it. Child and Youth Services, 35, 3, 196-215.
- Newbury, J. (2012). The paradox of the individual. The International Journal of Child, Youth, and Family Studies, 4(1), 458-478.
- Newbury, J. (2012). Creating community: Reconsidering relational practice. Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, 23(5), 6-20.
- Newbury, J. & Hoskins, M. (2012). Seeking solutions without centering problems: From research to practice. International Journal of Child, Youth, and Family Studies, 3(1), 20-45.
- Newbury, J. (2011). Situational analysis: Centerless systems and human service practices. Child and Youth Services, 32, 88-107.
- Newbury, J. (2011). Individualizing trauma: Pathologizing populations and perpetuating violence? A Book Review. Psychological Studies, 56(3), 325-327.
- Newbury, J. (2011). A place for theoretical inconsistency. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 10(4), 335-347.
- Newbury, J. (2010). In the meantime. Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, 23(3), 43-50.
- Newbury, J. (2010). Contextualizing child and youth care: Striving for socially
- Newbury, J. & Hoskins, M. (2010). Relational inquiry: Generating new knowledge with adolescent girls who use crystal meth. Qualitative Inquiry, 16(10), 642-650.
- Newbury, J. & Hoskins, M. (2010). Making meaning in context: The puzzling relationship between image and metaphor. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 23(3), 167-194.
- Newbury, J. & Hoskins, M. (2010). Girls are so complicated! Re-imagining addiction support in context. Canadian Journal of Counseling, 44(1), 15-33.
- Newbury, J. (2009). Theory, policy, and practice entwined: Exploration through a case in point. Relational Child and Youth Care Practice, 22(3), 52-56.
- Newbury, J. & Hoskins, M. (2008). A meaningful method: Research with girls who use crystal methamphetamine. Child and Youth Care Forum, 37(5/6), 227-240
BOOKS & CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:
Books – – –
- Newbury, J. (2013). Contextualizing care: Relational engagement with/in human service practices. Taos, NM: Taos Institute Publications, Worldshare Books.
Chapters in Books – – –
- Newbury, J. & Vachon, W. (under review). Community settings, outreach, and youth engagement. In K. Gharabaghi (ed.). Child and Youth Care across Sectors: Canadian and Global Perspectives. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.
- Newbury, J. & Gibson, K. (2015). Post-industrial Pathways for a ‘Single Industry Resource Town’: a Community Economies Approach. In I. Vaccaro; K. Harper; & D. S. Murray. (eds.). Postindustrial debates: The economies and ecology of disconnection. London, UK: Earthscan-Routledge.
- Blades, D. & Newbury, J. (2014). Learning to let go of sustainability. In S. Alsop & L. Bencze, Activist Science and Technology Education. New York, NY: Springer.
- Newbury, J. (2014). Post Growth Possibilities for Child and Youth Care. In K. Gharabaghi, H. Skott-Myhre, & M. Krueger, With Children and Youth. Kitchener, ON: WLU Press. pp. 121-147.
- Newbury, J. (2013). Situational analysis: Centreless systems and human service practices. In K. Charmaz & A. Clarke, Grounded Theory and Situational Analysis: Four Volume Set. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
- Newbury, J. (2011). Contextualizing care: Generating alternatives to the individualization of struggles and support by considering loss. In A. Pence & J. White. Child and Youth Care: Critical Perspectives on Pedagogy, Practice, and Policy. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press. pp. 158-178.