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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 111, Number 1, February 2019
Community/Civic Engagement: Fostering Democracy and Improving Lives
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Undermining Community With Fear and Anonymity
pp. 3-3(1)
Author: Hall, Scott S.


New Assessment Launched
pp. 5-5(1)
Author: Jackson, Carolyn W.


New Year's Resolutions
pp. 6-6(1)
Author: Miller, Cindy



Loneliness and Social Isolation—A Private Problem, A Public Issue
pp. 7-14(8)
Authors: Williams, Sue E.; Braun, Bonnie


Community-Engaged Teacher Education and the Work of Social Justice
pp. 15-23(9)
Authors: Zygmunt, Eva M.; Cipollone, Kristin


Focusing on the Literacy in Food Literacy: Practice, Community, and Food Sovereignty
pp. 24-30(7)
Authors: Renwick, Kerry; Powell, Lisa Jordan



Followership in Family and Consumer Sciences
pp. 31-35(5)
Author: Mcgregor, Sue L.T.



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