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FamilyThe 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.



2014 TAFCS State Meeting

“Family and Consumer Sciences: Global Gateway to Healthy and Sustainable Families”

The TAFCS annual meeting was held on April 11, 2014 in Knoxville, TN. We had 3 poster presentations and 8 oral presentations. Dr. Liz Mullens, Interim Dean of TTU College of Agriculture and Human Ecology, began the annual meeting with a key note address detailing how the profession of Family and Consumer Sciences serves as a gateway of resources and knowledge to sustain families in our state.

Printable State Meeting Abstracts



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. Read more...

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Healthy Lifestyles—AAFCS Leading by Example Materials

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Tennessee Family Legislation

Links to sites with information on the current Family Legislation in Tennessee. View Links



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.

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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.