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 The TMC 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 15, Issue 2 (2015) Multiple Dimensions of Literacy in Families and Communities



Literacy: A Continuously Evolving Concept
Angelo P. Giardino, Robert D. Sanborn, Elvon Christopher Lloyd, and William V. Flores

Reflections From the Special Issue Editors



Engaging Children and Families in Culturally Relevant Literacies
Patricia Piña, Kindel T. Nash, Alicia Boardman, Bilal Polson, and Leah Panther

Perspectives from the Field


Big Read: Collaborations Between a University and a Community
Chris Birchak, Keri Bell, Rachel Dickson, Vida Robertson, and Leigh Van Horn

Resource Review


A Call for Book Reviews
Michael Connell