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Journal of Family Strengths

The Journal of Family Strengths (JFS), formerly Family Preservation Journal, is an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal produced by the CHILDREN AT RISK Institute in partnership with the Center for Public Service and Community Research at the College of Public Service, University of Houston-Downtown and the Texas Medical Center 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. All past issues of the Family Preservation Journal are available here as well thanks to Eddie Bowers Publishing, Inc.

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Journal of Family Strengths Committee


Name Role
Ron Beebe Urban Education 
Christal Burnett Urban Education Chair
Myrna Cohen Associate Dean
Michael Connell Urban Education
Heather Goltz Social Work
Amelia Hewitt Urban Education
Marissa Johnston Children at Risk
Rebecca Pfeffer Criminal Justice
Bernardo Pohl Urban Education
Jace Valcore Criminal Justice
Leigh Van Horn Interim Dean