How much does it cost to join AAFCS?
AAFCS members may subscribe at the Members-Only rate of $45 (Regular Price $144) to the quarterly Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal (FCSRJ) and enjoy peer-reviewed university research on a variety of topics. Want to see more?
Who is eligible for active member of AAFCS?
AAFCS membership is inclusive. Our individual member categories are open to 1) students seeking a degree in family and consumer sciences or a related field and 2) professionals or retirees with a degree or professional-level credential in family and consumer sciences or a related field.
What do members gain from being a part of the organization AAFCS?
Members can participate in various insurance plans and other protection available through AAFCS’ partnership with the Trust for Insuring Educators, including car insurance through Geico and liability insurance for student and professional educators. Members enjoy discounts on rental cars, Sears appliances, and more.
What is AAFCS?
Q1. AAFCS stands for the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences and is the only professional association dedicated to family and consumer sciences students and professionals from both multiple practice settings and content areas.
What is the AAFCS body of knowledge?
The field of family and consumer sciences (FCS), founded as home economics, is the comprehensive body of skills, research, and knowledge that helps people make informed decisions about their well being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life.
Why do professionals in family and consumer sciences need ethics?
The standard suggests that ethical practice is fundamental to the concept of professionalism; that family and consumer sciences teachers serve not only students, but also the public interest; and that they are required to maintain professional competence in order to fulfill their obligations to those they serve.
What are 3 of the reasons why students should join Fccla?
FCCLA engages students in industry awareness and through Competitive Events and scholarship opportunities. FCCLA provides real world skills: productivity and accountability, flexibility and adaptability, initiative and self-direction, leadership and responsibility.
Is home economics still taught in college?
While Home Economics was a popular class available throughout the 1900’s that taught students essential life skills, such as cooking, cleaning, household management and finance, it now rarely shows up in classroom curriculums.
What is AAFCS story?
They provide research-based knowledge about the topics of everyday life, including human development, personal and family finance, housing and interior design, food science, nutrition and wellness, textiles and apparel, and consumer issues.
What are the 4 basic human needs addressed by the field of family and consumer sciences?
Balance personal, home, family, and work lives. Use critical and creative thinking skills to address problems in diverse family, community, and work environments. Foster successful life management, employment, and career development. Function as providers and consumers of goods and services for families.
What is included in AAFCS membership?
Membership includes free registration for webinars offered by AAFCS, an online issue of the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences (print by request), and one affiliate (state, at-large, District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico) membership of your choice. Additional affiliates are available for a fee upon request to AAFCS.
Why join AAFCS?
Our membership community is inclusive of all family and consumer sciences content areas and practice settings, plus allied fields. If you are a student, professional, or volunteer who is committed to helping people lead better lives, you will “find your people” in AAFCS!
What is The AAFCS affiliate rebate?
Affiliates of AAFCS receive a rebate of 25% of the member dues amount. **Optional Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal must be paid in full. Eligible members are enrolled as degree or endorsement-seeking students in a postsecondary program. (Part-time or full-time students are eligible).
Does AAFCS accept credit card payments?
AAFCS accepts credit card payments by phone at 800.424.8080. Check, money order, and purchase orders are accepted via fax and mail. For your security, we accept credit card payments via phone or online only. Download and complete our membership form, here (PDF). Renewing with AAFCS?