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The Journal of Family Strengths (JFS), formerly Family Preservation Journal, is an open-access, double-blind 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 18, Issue 1 (2018) Critical Issues: Defining and Debunking Misconceptions in Health, Education, Criminal Justice, and Social Work/Social Services

Implications

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Mythbusting: Facing the Facts in Public Policy
Robert D. Sanborn and Angelo P. Giardino

Reflections From the Special Issue Editors

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Critical Issues: Defining and Debunking Misconceptions in Health, Education, Criminal Justice, and Social Work/Social Services
Leigh G. Van Horn Dr., Nina Barbieri, Ronald Beebe, Heather H. Goltz, Bernardo E. Pohl jr, Rebecca Pfeffer Ph.D., and Jace Valcore

Articles

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Stranger Danger!
Aimee Wodda

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Examining the Myth of Accountability, High-Stakes Testing, and the Achievement Gap
Julian Vasquez Heilig, T. Jameson Brewer, and Jimmy Ojeda Pedraza

Original Contribution

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Vaccine Myths: Setting the Record Straight
Julie A. Boom, Rachel M. Cunningham, and Lindy U. McGee

Perspectives from the Field

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Human Trafficking: It’s Not Just a Crime
Frances H. Recknor and Makini Chisolm-Straker

Book Reviews