Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences

Journal of Family (and) Consumer Sciences is a peer-reviewed journal of family and consumer sciences covering research to practice. Founded in 1909, it is a quarterly publication published by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Articles from Vol. 102, No. 3, Summer

2010 Presidential Address: AAFCS-An Association on the Move
These are exciting times for an exciting Association!! We are an Association on the Move as we progress toward accomplishing our mission of "providing leadership and support for professionals whose work assists individuals, families, and communities...
AAFCS Membership: A Framework for Social Capital
The human capital for AAFCS is our membership, representing multiple practice settings and content areas. A key part of our physical capital is our online technology, which is designed to share documents, engage in e-discussions, and be a repository...
Aafcs News Highlights
FROM CLEVELAND, OHAAFCS 101st Annual Conference & ExpoConference Participants Launch "New Century for FCS" with New Solutions and New AAFCS BrandAt the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) 101st Annual Conference & Expo,...
A History of International Home Economics Services
Thirty-six years ago, in the fall of 1974 the International Home Economics Services (IHES) was organized by a small group of home economists working in Washington, DC. AU in the group had been involved with professional colleagues from many countries...
A Student's Perspective: Affiliate President's Unit
Catherine Sustersic, Vice Chair of Outreach and ServiceOhio Universitycsustersic@gmail.comAs the Student Unit President of Indiana, the state hosting the APU Leadership Conference, I had the privilege to attend the conference and highlight student unit...
Building Inclusive Communities: A Social Capital Approach
Population shifts have changed the face of many Idaho communities, but inclusive relationships among groups can build the social capital required for communities to thrive. University of Idaho Extension developed Idaho's Journey for Diversity and Human...
Communities Make a Difference
"Community can be experienced in many forms, and I suggest exploring lots of them" (Adams, 1996, para. 4). Some of the forms of community are learning communities, communities of practice or scholars, virtual communities, community building/organizing,...
Faith Communities, FCS, and Natural Disasters: Expanding the Helping Network
Communities of faith are often at the forefront in responding to victims of natural disasters. During and after Hurricane Katrina, communities of faith made enormous personal contributions to help displaced members of the Gulf Coast region. Family and...
FCS Careers: Consumer Education & Outreach for Federal Government
At the Federal Citizen Information Center (FCIC) Jacqueline's main job is to reach out to federal agency and private sector partners, inform them about the distribution program, and determine how FCIC can help them fulfill their mission to consumers....
FCS Careers: Family Science Pracademic
Janet's work in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Baylor is the culmination of her career as a pracademic in family sciences. A pracademic is one who lives in two worlds - the world of professional practice and the world of academia -...
FCS Careers: Researcher and College Professor
Jackie's career continues to be a wonderful ride! She completed 5 years of middle and high school teaching immediately prior to receiving the 1994 New Achiever Award. Jackie then took three to four years off to be with a new baby, while gradually working...
FCS Global Perspectives in a General Education Course
General education requirements have long been a component of college and university baccalaureate programs. The courses have traditionally focused on the disciplines in the arts and sciences including mathematics, sciences, humanities, social sciences,...
From the Classroom to Our Ommunities: Bradley's FCS Department Prepares for the Future
Accountability for student success is at an all-time high in higher education; programs are challenged to actively engage students through significant learning experiences for cognitive, affective, and behavioral change. Family and consumer sciences...
Para Servir*: Social Capital among Latino Families in Northwest Ohio
This study examined the ways in which Latino families and their communities produce social capital in Northwest Ohio. The sample consisted of 30 Latinos, 19 women and 11 men. Qualitative methods were used to gather data. The findings demonstrated that...
Service-Learning in the Financial Planning Curriculum: Expanding Access to the Community
Service-learning projects are a cornerstone of student experiential learning. Such programs have proven to be mutually beneficial to communities and students within a variety of family and consumer sciences courses. However, there is a paucity of literature...
Social Capital: Strengthening Mexican-American Families through Parenting Education
Development of social capital was explored from a scientific evaluation of adult and teen parents (N = 102) who voluntarily participated in a parenting program. Most were unmarried, young, low-income, and Mexican-American. A strengths-based, culturally...
Teacher Dress Codes in Employee Handbooks: An Analysis
This study used role theory to analyze dress codes for teachers to discern what dress items expressed role embracement and role distance. Inductive content analysis of teacher dress codes in 103 U.S. K-12 school handbooks revealed three categories of...