The Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences is the official publication of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). All AAFCS members receive the Journal with membership. 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, and 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. With a tag line "From Research to Practice," 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.