Tennessee Assocation of Family and Consumer Sciences

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

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The Mission 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.

2015 TAFCS State Meeting - Tennessee Tech. University

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

The theme of this years conference is "Family and Consumer Sciences: Advancing the Field with New Technology."

The event will be held at the Tennessee Technological University campus, TJ Farr Building. We will meet on Friday, March 20, 2015, from 8:30-4:30. We are so excited that our keynote speaker will be Rev. Janet Wolfe from the Children's' Defense Fund. The topic of her address will be Cradle to Prison Pipeline. Her address will stress the importance of increasing supports and services to all children to ensure that each child reaches his or her full potential.

On behalf of the TAFCS Board, we hope you will be able to join us for this exciting meeting!

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.

Accredited Colleges and Universities in Tennessee

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.

Our Motto

AAFCS is a broad-based membership organization that helps connect FCS professionals across multiple practice settings and content areas to share knowledge, research, and experience.

Through leadership support and opportunities to collaborate, AAFCS helps FCS professionals create integrated solutions that address today's social economic issues.

The FCS field draws from broad and diverse disciplines to develop and provide the content and programs that help individuals become more effective critical thinkers and problem solvers.

The comprehensive foundation of research-based knowledge and essential skills delivered by FCS professionals helps families be better prepared to live, work, and succeed in a complex and diverse world.

Stacey J. Plant, Web Developer