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American Association Of Family And Consumer Sciences

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Causes: Food, Home Economics

Mission: To provide leadership and support for professionals whose work assists individuals, families, and communities in making informed decisions about their well being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life.

Programs: Annual conference & expo - provides a forum for the exchange of ideas includes numerous content-rich sessions and networking opportunities for fcs students and professionals across multiple practice settings and content areas. The association's 107th annual conference & expo washeld in june 2016, in belleview, wa.

member services - aafcs provides special programs, resources and services benefiting its members and the public in order to carry out and accomplish its mission. Aafcs also provides fellowships and awards to students and professionals studying and working in the field of family and consumer sciences.

accreditation & certification - through the aafcs family and consumer sciences (fcs) credentialing center, aafcs accredits fcs baccalaureate programs, administers fcs competency exams, and certifies professionals and pre-professionals in family and consumer sciences. The purpose of the aafcs accreditation program is to strengthen family and consumer sciences education at the college and university levels. Aafcs accreditation is a status granted to family and consumer sciences units within colleges and universities that meet or exceed quality standards established by the council for accreditation. With oversight from the aafcs council for certification, the aafcs professional and pre-professional assessment and certification (pre-pac) programs measure competencies of fcs professionals

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