About this Journal
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, practice, and evaluation articles on the strengths perspective in family-centered practice to improve services that promote and sustain family systems. The journal is lead by Co-Editors-in-Chief Alvin Sallee, ACSW, LISW, Angelo Giardino, M.D., Ph.D., MPH, and Robert Sanborn, Ed.D. and an Editorial Board comprised of senior-level academics with expertise in family strengthening.
The journal’s goal is to facilitate family, worker, supervisor, educator and agency interchange. The overall goal is to promote research and evaluation; and disseminate information for best practices that support family centered practice. These services may include: child welfare, mental health, substance abuse, juvenile justice, developmentally challenged, schools, health care, elders, and other social welfare services. The journal provides a forum for practitioners, program designers, administrators, researchers and educators to present and critically review programs, policies, practice methods and research findings from a family strengths perspective. The journal is intended to positively impact the form and type of services provided with families.