American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)


AAFCS offers many outstanding FCS Resources for its members, which includes the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences (JFCS), Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal (FCSRJ), and a selected variety of related publications and products for the family and consumer sciences professional.

Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences
The Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences contains scholarly peer-reviewed articles, practical information geared toward family and consumer sciences professionals, and AAFCS news and information. AAFCS members receive each issue in print and online as a benefit of membership. Nonmembers may place an order by using the Publications and Products Order Form or calling 800-424-8080.

Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal
The Family and Consumer Sciences Research Journal is available to AAFCS members for $30. AAFCS members may place an order by using the Publications and Products Order Form or calling 800-424-8080. Nonmembers can subscribe by visiting the Wiley-Blackwell website at http://www.wiley.com/bw/journal.asp?ref=1077-727X&site=1

PR/Media Tool Kit (members-only)
Now you can better educate the general public about the valuable contributions family and consumer sciences professionals make to individual, family and community well-being! The PR/Media Tool Kit contains quick reference tools and guidance to help you implement publicity initiatives in your local community.

Teacher Resource Directory (members-only)
Your number one guide to hundreds of governmental, organizational, and commercial websites related to the 16 Family and Consumer Sciences National Standards. Use this directory to save time and stay current on preparing lesson plans, purchasing classroom materials, learning the latest trends, and finding new ideas. Developed by Dr. Nina Collins of Bradley University, Peoria, IL.

Publications and Products Catalog
This catalog contains many exclusive items for the family and consumer sciences professional only available from AAFCS. Browse our online catalog, and then use our Publications and Products Order Form for priority fullfillment of your order. You may also place your order by calling 800-424-8080.

Cornell University Library
The Cornell collections are open to the public — to students, faculty, visiting researchers, and members of the community. This site offers the Journal of Home Economics / Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences from 1909-1980 online.

Teacher Resources from an AAFCS National Teacher of the Year

Life Skills Course Framework
Increase student knowledge and ability in skills necessary for everyday living. Topics included will be self-assessment relating to others, post secondary education, careers, employment, consumerism, money management, housing, food, marketing and preparation, clothing choices and care.

Designing a Service, Learning a Program
Using the acronym PARCA is an easy way to remember the five main steps of service learning - preparation, action, reflection, assessment and celebration. Leaving out or cutting a step short can often mean the difference between the success and failure of your work.