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 October 26, 2021 on Immigration and Families

Current Issue: Volume 21, Issue 1 (2021) Improving the Outcomes of African American and Latino Male Youth

This issue will provide a space for both scholars and practitioners/professional to discuss the current trends (i.e. police reform, school segregation, COVID – 19) and micro/macro systems that undergird the challenges and opportunities for African American and Latino young male success.

Call for Papers


Preserving Innocence: Ending Perceived Adultification and Toxic Masculinity Toward Black Boys
Erik M. Hines, Edward C. Fletcher Jr., Donna Y. Ford, and James L. Moore III