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Aims & Scope

The Journal of Family Strengths (JFS), formerly Family Preservation Journal, is an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal. The journal is published annually in the Fall.

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 (wraparound), 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. Research and case studies from those receiving and delivering services is encouraged, as are articles with clear policy implications and recommendations.

Articles are published with a "cc by-nc-nd" Creative Commons license" (Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives). This allows other researchers to download the articles and share them but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.