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Look no further! Take a break from screen time and converse with friends and family with this winning recipe for a device-free dinner
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FCS fit Wellness Wednesday: For the Caregivers  Relationships - if we're fortunate - may span many decades of our lives. What this can mean, of course, is that you find yourself in a relationship where you've shifted roles, and you're now one of the millions of Americans who care for a family member, neighbor, or friend. If so, then November is for you -- it's been officially designated National Family Caregivers Month. USDA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Family and Consumer Sciences, an Alliance for FCS partner, has curated some helpful resources for those in this role in their October newsletter .  One featured organization ...
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We're excited to announce the FCS fit Project Grant application period is open!  Two grants of $500 each are available to AAFCS members (or member-led teams) whose project clearly demonstrates the potential to improve lives in one or more of these FCS fit areas : Physical Well-being  Financial & Resource Well-being  Emotional Health & Relationship Well-being More details: The FCS fit  Project Grant may be awarded to individuals or groups, though the  project leader must be a current AAFCS member (of ANY membership level). Priority will be given to projects that are creative , innovative , collaborative , and replicable ...
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NAFCS President, Camelle Kinney, and Marcia Fouraker attended the 109 th Annual Conference & Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, June 24-27, 2018.  The theme was “Cultivating Social and Emotional Competence for Healthy Relationships”. There were multiple opportunities to learn about research, best practices, and resources that support FCS professionals in their careers and personal lives.  There were also lots of networking opportunities to connect or re-connect with people from around the country. Camelle was selected this spring as one of two AAFCS 2018 National Teacher of the Year Merit Finalists.  She was invited to present during the curriculum showcase in ...
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Wellness Wednesday:  Conversations Made Easy (or Easier) Fall is officially here, bringing change in the air and quite possibly new people into our lives -- roommates, colleagues, teachers, etc -- and new opportunities to connect on a real level. With the average 18-24 year-old sending and receiving more than 100 texts per day, some experts fear that talking to one another is becoming a relic of the past. Yet, most of us would agree that effective communication is the cornerstone to building healthy relationships. This week as part of our FCS fit Year Three theme, we're sharing 10 basics of good conversation in this TedxTalk from Celeste Headlee ...
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Alexandria, Va. – September 25, 2018 –   By electronic vote, the AAFCS Board of Directors passed a disaster relief policy that will provide support to AAFCS members and certified professionals who have been greatly impacted by disasters. The policy states: There are times when AAFCS members and AAFCS-certified professionals may need relief from their annual dues and/or certification maintenance fees due to impacts from a major disaster categorized as a federal state of emergency declared by the President of the United States, such as a hurricane, severe flooding, or fire, which may greatly impact their finances and ability to practice. The AAFCS Board of ...
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Wellness Wednesday:  Don't Feed the Bully Next month is  National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month,  a time when many schools and communities emphasize bullying prevention measures. While the research is developing, the Centers for Disease Control reports there is evidence these prevention measures have a positive impact on reducing bullying behavior.  Though the stereotypical schoolyard bully hurling cruel comments still exists, the prevalence of cyberbullying is now an additional threat . StopBullying.Gov offers research-based information for individuals, schools, and administrators on how to  help combat this pervasive type of bullying, which ...
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Alexandria, Va. – August 27, 2018 – The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) honored its graduate fellowship recipient at a ceremony during the 109 th Annual Conference & Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.  Dawn Michaelson, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, received the Jewell L. Taylor Graduate Fellowship, which supports one graduate student pursuing a degree in family and consumer sciences. The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) awards graduate fellowships to individuals who have exhibited the potential to make contributions to the family and consumer sciences (FCS) field. Individuals who receive ...
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Alexandria, Va. – August 27, 2018 – The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) honored its graduate fellowship recipient at a ceremony during the recent 109 th Annual Conference & Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.  Shanting Chen, University of Texas at Austin, Texas, received the Jewell L. Taylor Graduate Fellowship, which supports one graduate student pursuing a degree in family and consumer sciences. The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) awards graduate fellowships to individuals who have exhibited the potential to make contributions to the family and consumer sciences (FCS) field. Individuals who ...
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Alexandria, Va. – August 27, 2018 – The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) honored its undergraduate scholarship recipient at a ceremony during the recent 109 th Annual Conference & Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.  Kennedy Navis, University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, Wisconsin, received the Jewell L. Taylor Undergraduate Scholarship, which supports one undergraduate student pursuing a degree in family and consumer sciences. The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) awards undergraduate scholarships to individuals who have exhibited the potential to make contributions to the family and consumer ...
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