Welcome to TAFCS!

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”

  • Friday, April 11th
  • 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville Visitor’s Center
    2712 Neyland Drive
    Knoxville, TN 37996

We would like to invite you to be a part of our annual conference at the University of Tennessee Visitor’s Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Settled in the UT campus near Neyland Stadium, the center offers the full Tennessee Volunteer experience.

Lunch will be planned and prepared by Tyler White and the students of Pellissippi State Community College Culinary Arts program.

Plan to join us at this wonderful event! In order to celebrate Knoxville and East Tennessee, local appliance and food manufacturers will be sponsoring our event by providing door prizes and wonderful goodie bags.

Campus maps and directions

Registration deadline: March 21.

Printable Conference Registration Form



Call for Presentations 2014 TAFCS State Meeting

TAFCS announces the call for Abstracts of Research for oral presentation, Scholarly/Creative Showcase of Programs, Research Poster Presentations, and Application—Make and Take are to be considered for presentation at the TAFCS- State Convention in Knoxville, TN, on April 11, 2014. The conference will be held at UT Visitor’s Center, 2712 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, TN. The theme of the conference supports our national theme which is Family and Consumer Sciences: Global Gateway to Healthy and Sustainable Families. In addition, our Tennessee affiliate welcomes submission regarding school & community education topics such as financial literacy, and the importance of professional credentialing.

Four categories are available for presentation:

  • Research/educational (oral) presentations
  • Research poster presentations
  • Scholarly/Creative Showcase of programs
  • Application—Make Take Sessions are available for professionals

Students may also submit work for display or presentation.

Printable Call for Research Showcase Guidelines and Form



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.