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ERIC Number: EJ1153147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Placemaking: An Engaged Approach to Community Well-Being
Ellery, Jane; Ellery, Peter; MacKenzie, Annah; Friesen, Carol
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v109 n2 p7-13 Spr 2017
For more than a century, improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities has been the cornerstone of the work of family and consumer sciences (FCS) professionals. This began with our founder, Dr. Ellen Swallow Richards, and it continues today. As FCS professionals, we focus on helping people make wise, informed decisions about relationships, resources, and well-being as they work toward achieving an optimal quality of life (American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences [AAFCS], 2017). The Family and Consumer Sciences Body of Knowledge (FCS-BOK) model (Nickols et al., 2009), the driving force for our profession, includes the core concepts of basic human needs, individual well-being, family strengths, and community vitality. Thus, driven by our mission and the FCS-BOK model, we strive daily to optimize the well-being--and the quality of life--of those with whom we interface.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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