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.

If you have questions about the submission or review process, please contact jfs@childrenatrisk.org for assistance.

Current Issue: Volume 13, Issue 1 (2013)



Evolving Family Technology
Alvin Sallee, Angelo P. Giardino, and Robert D. Sanborn



The Familial Union between Caregivers and the Juvenile Justice System
Joshua T. Baldwin, Wesley Church, and Tracy Wharton


Family Roots: Sustenance for Samoan and Tongan American Elders
Halaevalu F.O. Vakalahi, Emily S. Ihara, and Moana P. Hafoka


Moving Beyond Lip Service: The Clinical Reasoning Behind Practicing Strengths
Lynn M. Mayer, Barbara P. Early, and Aidan H. Bohlander

Invited Commentary

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