World Home Economics Day 2022

About the Module

The Theme for the 2022 World Home Economics Day is Building Resilient Homes and Families. Resiliency is the ability to bounce back from a crushing force. Our homes and the households that depend on them will not be resilient without planning and preparation ahead of the forces, natural and human caused, that can overwhelm and crush them. Educating in the area of resource planning at the individual and household level has always been a strength of home economics as a discipline and we can draw on the lessons of the pandemic, the experience of shortages at stores, the challenges in child and elder care, the disruptions to finances, networks of support and everyday life, to inform our offerings going forward. This webinar will introduce this global event sponsored by the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) and discuss how AAFCS members can contribute.

Participants will be able to:

  1. Visualize how FCS fosters global interdependence. 
  2. Explain how FCS supports UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  3. Understand how to apply for International Federation of Home Economics Membership. 
  4. Determine the value of International Professional Home Economist certification.

Resources Available to AAFCS Members Only

Members: To view and access the resources for the module, you must be logged in to your MyAAFCS account.

Resources for this professional development module include the following:
  • Web Links related to topic
  • Lesson Plan related to topic
  • Global Interdependence in Action
  • Recommended Readings and AAFCS PDU Certificate

AAFCS Members: To see the "View Recording" button and the Module Resources, you MUST be logged in to your MyAAFCS account.

Correlations to Standards

The resources provided for this VPD Module correlate with the:  

FCS Body of Knowledge
  • Capacity Building
Family and Consumer Sciences National Standards 3.0
  • Career, Community and Family Connections
  • Interpersonal Relationships
National Standards for Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Career, Community and Family Connections
  • Family and Human Development
  • Student and Program Assessment
  • Student Organization Integration

Meet the Presenter


Gwendolyn Hustvedt is a Full Professor in the interdisciplinary School of Family and Consumer Sciences at Texas State University where she has taught textile science and product development to students in the fashion merchandising, interior design and teacher certification programs since 2006. She has also served as a visiting professor in textile technology at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima, Peru. She was elected President Elect of the International Federation for Home Economics (IFHE) in 2018 and is currently serving her 4-year term as President of IFHE, the only global organization representing all aspects of Home Economics