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 July 13, 2022 on Mental Health and the Intersectionality of Race and Gender of Crossover Youth

Current Issue: Volume 21, Issue 2 (2021) COVID 19 and the Increase in Domestic Violence

Sharlette Kellum Gilbert, PhD

Has COVID-19 caused a disaster within a disaster? While many were focused on saving the lives of those stricken by the virus, others were being killed by their intimate partners. What happens when there is nowhere to run? How can one reach out for help, when everyone they would have reached out to is also isolated? How did domestic violence prevention change during the pandemic? How did changes in employment and family finances impact domestic violence trends? How did depression, anxiety, and low self-control influence the manifestation of violence in families in 2020 to 2021? What needs to change if these pandemic circumstances are prolonged or repeated at some point to save lives?

Issue Editor's Point of View



Nowhere to Run. Impact of Family Violence Incidents during COVID-19 Lockdown in Texas
Edidiong Mendie, Abiodun Raufu, Emmanuel Ben Edet, and Oludayo Famakin-Johnson