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 Texas Juvenile Crime Prevention Center - Prairie View A&M University and 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.

See the new Call for Papers updated on January 4, 2021 on Improving the Outcomes of African American and Latino Male Youth!

Current Issue: Volume 20, Issue 2 (2020) Suicide Risks Among Children and Youth

Guest Editors

Marika Dawkins, Ph.D. Associate Professor,, Department of Criminal Justice, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Edinburg Campus

Jaya Davis, Ph.D. University of Texas at Arlington, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Reflections From the Special Issue Editors

Thematic Content


Suicide Ideation, Depression, and Family Structure in Elementary Students
Amanda Koshollek, Collin Wright, Cass Henriques, Makaela Caldwell, and Quintin Hunt



Integrating Group and Teletherapy into Public School Settings: A Qualitative Analysi
Peggy Smith, Anne Van Horn, Sophie McCollum, Catherine Christian, Sarah Kennedy, Mayra Perez MS, and Eric A. Storch Ph.D.