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The Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences is the official publication of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).

Each issue of the Journal contains the following professional and exclusive features:
  • Scholarly peer-reviewed articles
  • Practical information geared toward family and consumer sciences professionals
  • News and information about AAFCS

In response to member feedback, the Journal now presents more columns and articles on trends and developments in the field, best practices, resources, and opinions. The Journal features knowledge gained from the research and academic arenas and focuses on how this knowledge can be applied by practitioners in the field.

The Journal is published four times a year: Winter (late January), Spring (mid- April), Summer (mid-August), and Fall (mid-November). It is indexed by the Family Index Database, Family and Society Studies World Wide, and the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC). All AAFCS members receive a subscription to the Journal.

For information about joining AAFCS, which includes a subscription to this journal, visit the AAFCS website links below and click on Membership . Nonmembers and institutions can subscribe to the Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences through IngentaConnect by selecting the Purchase Subscription link below. Individual issues and articles can also be purchased by browsing to the issue or article pages.

Publisher: American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

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Volume 110, Number 4, Fall 2018
Caregiving Across the Life Course: Insights for FCS Professionals
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Caregiving: Nuance or Nuisance?
pp. 3-4(2)
Author: Hall, Scott S.


Emotionally Intelligent AAFCS Members and Leaders
pp. 5-5(1)
Author: Jackson, Carolyn W.


AAFCS: A Priceless Professional Resource
pp. 6-6(1)
Author: Miller, Cindy





Observance of Regular Family Routines by Family Structure
pp. 22-26(5)
Authors: Phillips, Tommy M.; Wilmoth, Joe D.; Wheeler, Brandan E.; Turner, Joshua J.; Shaw, Emily E.; Brooks, Cecilia


Caregivers and Healthcare Hospitality Houses: Barriers, Beliefs, and Benefits
pp. 27-34(8)
Authors: Sas, Magdalena; Steinwedel, Cynthia; Wagner, Sarah; Blackaby, Laura


Food Insecurity Is Related to Financial Aid Debt Among College Students
pp. 35-41(7)
Authors: Knol, Linda L.; Robb, Cliff A.; McKinley, Erin M.; Wood, Mary


Ellen Swallow Richards: Building FCS on the Foundations of Chemistry
pp. 42-48(7)
Authors: White, Janis H.; White, Rick C.



Integrating the Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge Into Higher Education
pp. 49-63(15)
Authors: Reiboldt, Wendy; Stanley, Sue; Coffey, Kitty R.; Whaley, Heather M.; Yazedjian, Ani; Yates, Amy M.; Kihm, Holly; Wanga, Pamela E.; Martin, Lynda; Olle, Mary; Anderson, Melinda


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