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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 14, Issue 1 (2015)

Issue Editor's Point of View

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From Family Capacity Building to Family Well-being
Elvon Christopher Lloyd and Katharine Briar-Lawson

Articles

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Evidence-Based Elements of Child Welfare In-Home Services
Lisa E. D'Aunno, Shamra Boel-Studt, and Miriam J. Landsman

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Development and Evaluation of the Family Asset Builder: A New Child Protective Services Intervention to Address Chronic Neglect
Tyler W. Corwin, Erin J. Maher, Monica Idzelis Rothe, Maggie Skrypek, Caren Kaplan, Dan Koziolek, and Brenda Mahoney

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Child Welfare Involved Caregiver Perceptions of Family Support in Child Mental Health Treatment
Geetha Gopalan, Mary Acri, Marina Lalayants, Cole Hooley, and Eddie Einbinder

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Religious Faith and Depression Among Child Welfare Involved Mothers with Young Children
Elissa E. Madden, Donna M. Aguiniga, and Karen T. Zellmann

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Exploring Adaptation and Fidelity in Parenting Program Implementation: Implications for Practice With Families
Steven E. Lize, Arlene B. Andrews, Pippin Whitaker, Cheri Shapiro, and Nina Nelson

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Exploring Child Welfare Workers' Attitudes and Practice With Fathers
Tanya M. Coakley, Allyson Kelley, and Robin Bartlett

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Design Teams as an Organizational Intervention to Improve Job Satisfaction and Worker Turnover in Public Child Welfare
Nancy Claiborne, Charles Auerbach, Catherine Lawrence, Brenda McGowan, Hal Lawson, Mary McCarthy, Jessica Strolin-Goltzman, and James Caringi

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Understanding Program Engagement and Attrition in Child Abuse Prevention: A Mixed-Methods Approach
Lana O. Beasley PhD, Jane F. Silovsky PhD, Leigh E. Ridings MA, Tyler J. Smith BA, and Arthur Owora MPH

Perspectives from the Field

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The Winnebago Educare Program: Be Strong and Educate My Children
Theresa K. Barron-McKeagney and Marisa Miakonda Cummings