Become a member of AAFCS & AAFCS-IN
When you become a member of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), you automatically become a member of the AAFCS-Indiana Affiliate (AAFCS-IN). In essence, your dues enroll you as a member of both organizations (AAFCS and AAFCS-IN)! Click here to join today!
What is AAFCS-Indiana Affiliate?
We are an affiliate of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS), working together to empower individuals, strengthen families and enable communities. Our members include elementary, secondary, post-secondary and extension educators, administrators, other professionals in government, business and nonprofit sectors. Also, our members include students preparing for a career in the field of family & consumer sciences.
AAFCS is one of the oldest professional societies in the United States. Founded in 1909, our purpose is to improve the quality and standards of individual and family life through programs that educate, influence public policy, disseminate information and publish research findings.
Family and consumer sciences professionals focus on an integrative approach to the reciprocal relationships among individuals, families and communities, as well as the environments in which they function. The
association supports the profession as it provides leadership in:
>improving individual family and community well being;
>impacting the development, delivery and evaluation of consumer goods and services;
>influencing the creation of policy; and
>shaping social change, thereby enhancing quality of life.
AAFCS-IN is the only organization in Indiana representing family and consumer sciences professionals across practice areas and content specializations. These professionals develop, integrate and provide practical
knowledge about the things of everyday life - human growth and development; personal behavior; housing and environment; food and nutrition; apparel and textiles; and resource management - that every individual needs every day to make sound decisions which contribute to a healthy, productive, and more fulfilling life.
The Association supports the profession as it provides leadership in: improving individual, family and community well-being; impacting the development, delivery and evaluation of consumer goods and services; influencing the creation of policy; and shaping societal change, thereby enhancing the quality of life for individuals, families and communities.
The Indiana Affiliate works in collaboration with Indiana Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) and serves as their affiliate for Family and Consumer Sciences Educators.