The Journal of Family Strengths (JFS), formerly Family Preservation Journal, is an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal produced by the CHILDREN AT RISK Institute in partnership with the Center for Family Strengths at the University of Houston-Downtown and the Texas Medical Center Library. JFS is devoted to presenting theoretical, policy, practice, and evaluation articles on the strengths perspective in family-centered practice to improve services that promote and sustain family systems.

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Current Issue: Volume 15, Issue 1 (2015) Underserved Populations in the United States: Research, Response and Resilience



Underserved Populations in the United States: Research, Response and Resilience
Robert Sanborn, Angelo P. Giardino, William V. Flores, and E. Christopher Lloyd

Issue Editor's Point of View



Persistence, Motivation, and Resilience: Older Youth Aging Out of Foster Care Attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
Belinda Davis Smith Ph.D., LCSW; Dana Burdnell Wilson MSW, Ph.D., LCSW; Tiffany Y. Lane Ph.D., MSW; Sonja V. Harry Ph.D., MSW; and Isiah Marshall Jr., Ph.D., MSW


Deconstructing the LGBT-Victimization Association: The Case of Sexual Assault and Alcohol-Related Problems
Shanna Felix, Justin Hoyle, Chad Posick, Bryan Lee Miller, and John Stogner


"Then You Fall Off": Youth Experiences and Responses to Transitioning to Homelessness
Diane M. Santa Maria, Sarah C. Narendorf, Noel Bezette-Flores, and Yoonsook Ha

Original Contribution

Invited Commentary

Perspectives from the Field

Resource Review


A Literature Review of Paternal Involvement in Prenatal Care
Mary Elizabeth Meier and Lorena Avillaneda