Innovative Ways to Impact the Growth of AAFCS Student Membership in Your State
Presented by Renee Ryburn
This session will highlight innovative ways to grow membership in AAFCS Student Chapters. Growth at the university level will lead to increased professional memberships as these students enter their careers. The presenters will focus on alumni support, chapter excellence awards, state student leadership conferences, service-learning projects, and state chapter communications.
Providing Positive Distractions to Assist in Reducing Stress and Anxiety in Children During Immunizations
Presented by Anna Rae Dutro
This study examined the technique of using a positive distraction to lower pain and distress in children 4, 5, and 6 years old during an immunization. Collected data from well-participants found no statistically significant difference between the conditions. From these results, the researcher recommended that future studies incorporate training the parent and child on how to use the distraction, combine the distraction with a topical analgesic, provide a clear understanding of pain and distress from the child’s point of view, and develop more sensitive self-report measures of pain for children.
CTE Collaborations Addressing Teacher Shortages
Presented by Diane Klemme, CFCS
Faculty members at the University of Wisconsin-Stout in Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Technology Education, Marketing and Business Education and Career and Technical Education and Training have collaborated to research ways to advance CTE programs and address the current teacher shortage by hosting CTE summits, implementing a distance delivery program, developing a teaching skills certificate, and creating an Emerging Center for CTE Excellence. This session will provide an overview of these activities, what has worked, and the challenges as we move forward.
APP SLAM! Utilizing Technology to Create Engaging Mini Presentations
Presented by Monica Lieblong, CFCS and Rebekah Luong
This session is designed to promote and demonstrate a technology tool (APP SLAMS!) that will promote participatory collaboration and interaction that will benefit your classroom, team or clients. An APP Slam is where participants contribute, share and demonstrate useful APPS that complement curriculum or content as it relates to practical everyday life. The Slam comes in when a presenter has 2 minutes or less to define, describe and demonstrate to the audience. Participants will have the basic tools and resources to promote and share in their own professional setting.
Ecological Systems Theory: Utilization in Practice and Theory in High School and College Classrooms
Presented by Shawnee Hendershot and Janet Holden
Utilizing Ecological Systems Theory (EST) in a HS or college classroom is two-fold. 1: A teacher could use EST in their approach to their teaching position. Each school has a unique culture, and utilizing EST will help understand the community/school and effectively implement programs. The presenters will share examples of systems they have witnessed in their community and school cultures. 2: students can apply EST in their coursework. Each presenter will discuss projects that their students have completed and will share other ideas of how to use EST in real-world assignments.
Grandma Lived in My Dining Room
Presented by CJ Cozen
My post-polio mother lived in my dining room for 8 years. She then transitioned to a traditional residential hotel. This creative housing solution reduced primary caregiver stress and cost less than a skilled nursing facility or residential care facility.
Sustainability in the Hospitality & Food Service Industries: Issues, Trends, Initiatives & Practices
Presented by Prema Monteiro
The last couple of decades have witnessed an increased awareness in the importance of utilizing sustainable practices in the hospitality and food service industries. Research has shown that introducing sustainable, eco-friendly, or “green” initiatives such as water conservation, energy conservation, waste reduction, recycling, etc. impact guest satisfaction, corporate image, and brand value, to mention a few, leading to improved customer loyalty. They also result in cost savings, lower expenses and increased revenues. This fast-paced session will discuss the issues, trends, initiatives and practices as they relate to sustainability in the hospitality and foodservice industries.
Positioning Food Label Knowledge Among Consumers in a South African Context
Presented by Daleen van der Merwe and Mary Warnock; additional authors Susara Carolina Havenga, Magdalena Bosman, and Susanna Ellis
Incorporating cognizant food label use into food purchase decisions is necessary for supporting consumer health. South African research showing that respondents were knowledgeable regarding food labels was contradicted by studies indicating a lack of understanding of these labels. The purpose of this session is therefore to present research identifying gaps regarding the position of South African consumers’ knowledge of food labels as compared to an international benchmark. This research will provide guidance on the need and most suited way to approach consumer education regarding food labels in a developing country context using a South African context as a case study.
Bake for Family, Community, and Classroom Fun and Fitness
Presented by Sharon Davis
Families seek many ways to "disconnect" virtually and engage in actual, hands-on activities that both teach and benefit those across the life-span. Baking is one activity that can offer these multiple benefits. The Home Baking Association annually creates new Bake for Family Fun resources, for virtual to actual baking across the lifespan in four weekly features launched in February and archived for year-round use. Includes Smart Snack baking and service learning connections.
Symbiosis: Fashion and Art
Presented by Chanjuan Chen, second author Taryn McMahon
This project, “Symbiosis: Fashion and Art,” proposed an integration of cross-disciplinary creative collaborations between the fields of printmaking and fashion design. The goals were for undergraduate students from both fields to collaborate and create a collection of garments and artworks to advance and expand their design knowledge, communication, and creative thinking. By using the themes of sustainability, ecology, and transformation for their garment and artwork, six wall-based artworks and six innovative wearable pieces were completed based on the same motif design. Students also learned through the mentorship of the faculty members as they worked collaboratively to create pieces to be part of the overall collection.
Get Inspired: Let the Design Process Open Up a World of Possibilities
Presented by Tammy Robinson and Farrell Doss
An introductory freshman studio, DSN 110 Design Fundamentals, exposes students to the elements and principles of design and requires them to create 2D and 3D projects. Most projects focus on two or three elements and principles, and are completed within a 1-2 week time frame. Students used a modified version of Bevlin’s (1994) design process to incorporate all of the elements and principles into one of their previous projects. This modified design process includes the following stages: information gathering, ideation, design development, implementation, and evaluation. We will discuss how we use the design process in our teaching pedagogy and explain how the design process can be applied to other design areas and projects.
What is Your Financial Well-Being?
Presented by Leslie Jones and Meina Banh
When it comes to money, there are lots of numbers to tell you how you’re doing, like how much you have in the bank, your credit score, or the number of months left on your mortgage or student loan. But those numbers don’t tell you the whole story about your financial situation.
In this session, learn more about the CFPB Financial well-being questionnaire and principles and take this opportunity to start to make improvements in your money situation, goals, or choices.
The Role of Emotions in Financial Decision-Making
Presented by Mia Russell and Shandi Andres
Money has a ubiquitous presence in our world and in our lives. Unsurprisingly, many of the decisions we make on a daily basis are related to money or have financial implications; however, it is often argued that individuals lack adequate financial knowledge and skill to make informed decisions. Financial knowledge and skills can help individuals better navigate the increasingly complex financial marketplace; however, understanding the power of psychological influences, motivations, and biases that influence our behavior is also important. Viewing financial decision-making through the lens of psychology may help us understand why our reactive behaviors may override our ability to think rationally.
Understanding How Our Emotional Relationships with Money Affect Our Financial Behavior and Relationships
Presented by Lucy Delgadillo
FCS professionals have been providing training and education on family finances, but the emphasis has been on the numerical (exterior) part of finances. One neglected aspect of financial health is interior finances, which are the psychological, or the intra- and inter-relational aspects of money. The internal aspects of money refer to: (a) the meanings we ascribe to money (a neutral tool); (b) the feelings that money evokes in us (e.g., security, status); and (c) the unconscious beliefs and emotions behind our financial behavior.
Implementing Mindfulness Techniques in FCS Classrooms
Presented by Shelby Brock and Susan Reichelt
In the age of social media and electronic interactive home devices, an influx of household mindfulness practices offer a respite from non-stop connection. From the Danish phenomenon of hygge, to the Japanese practice of minimalism, to the capsule closet movement, we are encouraged to disconnect from technology and reconnect with soothing environments. This session will provide research-based information on the known impacts of nonstop connectedness. Presenters will share information for introducing mindfulness activities in a variety of FCS courses, including Interior Design, Fashion, and Consumer Education.