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Editorial

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After 20 years of development, research and practice, it is time to begin a journal for family preservation and support. There are many exciting opportunities and issues for consumers and practitioners, as well! Last year most states became deeply invested in new collaboration activities across agency lines and with consumers. This is the "high" in which this journal was conceptualized. The need for a family preservation journal has also been made clear by the new Congress which wants to provide orphanages, or the Administration which has proposed residential group homes as the ultimate punishment for children who's parents fail to get off of welfare in two years. These challenges make us more determined to redouble the efforts on behalf of all families and serve as a reminder that we need quality research, dedicated staff and political savvy to help families by employing family preservation values, knowledge and skills.

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