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ERIC Number: EJ1061303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1082-1651
Applying the Post-Modern Double ABC-X Model to Family Food Insecurity
Hutson, Samantha; Anderson, Melinda; Swafford, Melinda
Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences, v107 n1 p19-24 2015
This paper develops the argument that using the Double ABC-X model in family and consumer sciences (FCS) curricula is a way to educate nutrition and dietetics students regarding a family's perceptions of food insecurity. The Double ABC-X model incorporates ecological theory as a basis to explain family stress and the resulting adjustment and resiliency of families. By understanding a family's initial response to stress and subsequent adaptation, FCS students will be better prepared to help families manage the stress of many of life's challenges, including food insecurity. The intent is that families will be able to integrate both resources and management skills within the context of their environment to cope with various stressors, especially food insecurity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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