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This timely Wellness Wednesday was provided by staff at the  National Safety Council .  Please read and share widely.  More than 100 children have died in hot cars during the last two years .  Since 1998 , more than 863 children have died in hot cars. These deaths have occurred during all months of the year, and in all but three states in the U.S.  Twenty-five percent  have occurred in employer parking lots while the parent or caregiver was at work. Parents, caregivers, and Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) teachers can act immediately to end these preventable deaths. How does it happen? It seems like an unthinkable act, but it can happen to ...
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Alexandria, Va. The American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 Board of Directors that were sworn in during the 2020 AAFCS Virtual Conference on June 26. Dr. Lizabeth Mullens, CFCS, Dean and Professor Emerita, College of Agriculture & Human Ecology, Tennessee Technological University was elected President.  Ethel Jones, CFCS, Director, School of Human Ecology at Louisiana Tech University will serve as Treasurer. Mia Russell, Vice President, Content Strategy & Integration, Hands on Banking, Wells, MD; Fargo Robert Van Dyke, CFCS, Family & Consumer Sciences Education Consultant, ...
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AAFCS is excited to announce its  2020 National Teacher of the Year Finalists!   Sponsored by Goodheart-Willcox Publisher since 2008 , the AAFCS National Teacher of the Year award was established in 1974 to recognize exemplary teachers who utilize cutting-edge methods, techniques and activities to provide stimulus and visibility to family and consumer sciences in elementary and secondary education. If you're "Zooming" to the AAFCS Virtual Conference, don't miss the Teacher of the Year session on Friday, June 26th at 1 PM EDT!  Meet Our Finalists! Kayla Correll, CFCS, Wisconsin Gracie Quarles, CFCS, Virginia Louise Tallent, CFCS, Indiana ...
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AAFCS is excited to formally announce its 2020 Awards of Excellence Honorees . These honorees join our  2020 Distinguished Service Award Honorees  announced last fall: Carolyn Barnhart, CFCS; Jacqueline Holland, CFCS-HDFS; Elizabeth Jane Steiner, CFCS-Retired; and Virginia Vincenti, CFCS. Please join AAFCS as we celebrate these members on June 25th at 5 PM, during the "Salute to the Stars - Toast of Blue!" session at the Virtual Annual Conference!
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Alexandria, Va. – May 27, 2020  –  By a unanimous  vote on May 20, 2020, the AAFCS Board of Directors passed a Disaster and Pandemic Relief Policy that will provide support to AAFCS members and certified professionals who have suffered a substantial loss of income due to a pandemic like the nation is facing with Covid-19. This policy is an update to the Major Disaster Relief Policy passed by the board in 2018. The policy states: AAFCS Major Disaster and Pandemic Relief Policy 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 ...
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Rescheduled~Connecticut Affiliate Fall Meeting & Workshops 2020                   When:   Fall Meeting and Workshops November 5, 2020 More info will be coming.  See your newsletter for the latest. Perfect Vision in 2020 The AAFCS/CT Affiliate has the place to learn and be involved in an informative networking event. Please join us  - It is the perfect place to connect with educators, allied professionals and students. The goal is to focus on advocacy, trends and impacts of critical issues that shape our world today.  For planning purposes, the workshops, meeting registration and dinner fee will range from $75 to $95. ...
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AAF C S' partnership with America Saves Week  began in Year Two of the FCS fit Signature Initiative, when the emphasis was on Financial Well-Being. This week gives organizations a dedicated, annual opportunity to promote good savings behavior, like the 30-40-30 tax refund savings plan, shared below as an image and as a downloadable poster . AAFCS delivers financial resources directly, too, via our CPFFE professional certification , the pre-professional  Personal and Family Finance Assessment and Certification , and an array of webinars on financial topics, many helpful for educators, like Teaching Money Smarts - Financial Literacy ...
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FCS fit Wellness Wednesday:  Caregiving Changes Relationships Ask anyone who is a caregiver, who has been a caregiver, or who needed a caregiver if caregiving changes relationships, and the answer is a resounding " Yes ." Caregiving changes relationships with our elder because what we are willing to do – or not do – for one another gets tested.  The ways in which you support your loved one will increase. Shared interests and social outlets that bind your relationship together will be more difficult to do together. Here’s an unspoken truth: no one warns you that caregiving impacts ALL your relationships.  Suddenly, you are struggling to find ...
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November 15th, 2019 In A Place at the Table , chefs born all around the world share recipes that give them a sense of home—home in their country of origin, and in their communities here in the US. This cookbook, presented by the Vilcek Foundation , which features recipes that range from an easy weeknight meal to a complicated, multi-page cheesecake, explores the experiences of new immigrants and those who've been in the US since they were small children. The Vilcek Foundation, an organization which raises awareness of immigrant contributions in America and fosters appreciation of the arts and sciences, has kindly provided a cookbook and totebag as a prize ...
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