"Bringing people together to improve the lives of individuals, families and communities"

Welcome to TAFCS!

"Family and Consumer Sciences: Global Gateway to Healthy and Sustainable Families"

family portrait The misson of TAFCS is to effect the optimal well-being of individuals and families by:

  • Empowering members to act on continuing and emerging concerns;
  • Focusing the expertise of members for action on critical issues;
  • Assuming leadership among organizations with mutual purposes.

​2016 TAFCS State Meeting

"Financial Literacy and Support for Tennessee Families"

Theme: "Family and Consumer Sciences: Financial Literacy and Support for Tennessee Families."

The annual event will be held at Tennessee Technological University (TTU) campus, Oakley Hall (old South Hall) on Friday, April 1st, 2016, from 8:30-4:30.

Call for Research Showcase

2015 TAFCS State Meeting

Theme: "Family and Consumer Sciences: Advancing the Field with New Technology."

The annual event was held at Tennessee Technological University (TTU) campus, TJ Farr Building on Friday, March 20th, 2015, from 8:30-4:30. Opening remarks and keynote were presented in room 106. Several educational sessions were scheduled hourly for both morning and afternoon sessions. Research poster presentations were presented. Of particular note, several TTU students attended our state meeting.The TAFCS annual meeting was held on April 11,

​Tennessee Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and Course Standards:

A White Paper by Tennessee Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

The proposal to change/delete the foundation course Family and Consumer Sciences and to change course standards in other Family and Consumer Sciences courses by the Tennessee Department of Education Career Technical Education division and Tennessee State School Board has come to the attention of the Tennessee Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (TAFCS), an affiliate of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. The membership of TAFCS is concerned with the impact of the proposed changes specifically in the career clusters: Education and Training and Human Services.

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2015 TAFCS AWARDS

(some go to AAFCS for possible AAFCS Awards also*)

New Achiever Award*

Any AAFCS member who does not belong to the Student Unit,* who has earned a family and consumer sciences degree, and who has completed three (3) to eight (8) years of service to the field is eligible to receive this award. The current AAFCS Board of Directors, Awards and Recognition Committee, and staff are not eligible for nomination. Former recipients of the AAFCS/TAFCS New Achievers Award are also ineligible.

Leader Award*

Any AAFCS member who has completed more than eight (8) years of service to the field is eligible to receive this award. The current AAFCS Board of Directors, Awards and Recognition Committee, and staff are not eligible for nomination. Former recipients of the TAFCS/AAFCS Leaders Award are also ineligible. This years recipient of the Leader Award was Dr. Jeff Plant: Tennessee Tech University (TTU).


Vision Award (TAFCS only)

Presented to an organization or individual who shares the vision of TAFCS – promoting the well-being of children and families. Usually presented to someone in the region where the state meeting is being held. This years recipient of the Vision Award was the Children's Defense Fund.


Honor Award (TAFCS only)

Presented to an individual who has contributed to the mission of TAFCS in the past year. This years recipient of the Honor Award was Dr. Melinda Swafford: Tennessee Tech University (TTU).


2015 TAFCS AWARDS continued

Teacher of the Year Award (see new site for updates)*

http://www.aafcs.org/Awards/index.asp

Eligibility

  • is employed as a full-time family and consumer sciences teacher of grades kindergarten through 12 at the time the nomination is submitted;
  • is an AAFCS member at the time of nomination and for at least three consecutive years prior to nomination;
  • created and runs a family and consumer sciences program that focuses on one of the following five program areas:
    • Career Awareness/Job Skill Training (e.g., work/study; literacy education; entrepreneurship)
    • Consumer Education/Family Finance (e.g., consumer rights; understanding credit; budgeting and managing money)
    • Creative Dimensions/Alternative Program Designs (e.g., caring for children, the elderly, or the disabled; peer or cross-age tutoring; internationalized curriculum; impact of legislation on family life)
    • Family Life/Personal and Social Development (e.g., alternative family structures such as step, blended, or single-parent families; programs for children in self-care; abuse or crisis intervention programming; dealing with grief and death)
    • Nutrition Education/Diet and Health (e.g., wellness; food science and chemistry; dietary education)

Accredited Programs

AAFCS accreditation is a status granted to family and consumer sciences units within colleges and universities that meet or exceed standards established by the AAFCS Council for Accreditation. The AAFCS Council for Accreditation has accredited many family and consumer sciences programs across the United States.