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Ivy Jones Turner, an expert in behavioral and mental health promotion and prevention, is an experienced program leader, technical assistance (TA) specialist, applied researcher, and evaluator. Her expertise includes building the capacity of schools and organizations to effectively research, implement, evaluate, and sustain interventions to prevent substance misuse, suicide, youth violence, and bullying, and to promote social-emotional and mental health.

Jones Turner delivers culturally competent, comprehensive support that helps EDC’s federal, state, community, and school district clients address system-level issues, incorporate evidence-based practices, monitor progress, and support staff in achieving program goals.

Previously, Jones Turner was a manager and TA specialist for EDC’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies. She also led initiatives and TA provision for EDC’s National Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence – Safe Schools/Healthy Students. Earlier in her career, she was City Year’s deputy director for research and systematic learning.

Jones Turner holds an MA in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and is certified in Massachusetts as a specialist in both prevention and conflict mediation.