Home and Family

Local Highlights

July 18, 2016

Country Heritage Community will once again be offering the Maize Maze in Elgin Iowa. This year the theme will be “The Amazing Iowa Barns”.

July 12, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach hosted Cooking Up Science: The Clover Cookie Factory at the NICC Waukon Center. 8 fourth through sixth graders explored the ins and outs of sugar cookies and other cooking techniques while examining some cookie “flops”.

July 6, 2016

Over 850 youth from across the state convened on Iowa State University campus for the 2016 Iowa 4-H Youth “Dive to New Depths” Conference and Animal Science Round-Up.

June 29, 2016

Helping keep teenagers healthy can be a challenge! One of the most important areas of health that is often overlooked is sleep. Not enough sleep impacts teenagers school performance and ability to make good choices.

June 28, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach hosted Creepy, Crawly Bugs! day camp. 23 kindergarten through third graders and 9 fourth through sixth graders explored the wonderful world of bugs!

Resources

Dare to Excel Newsletter

Science of Parenting Resources

 

AnswerLine - Information and resources for home & family questions 800-262-3804

Iowa Poison Center
IowaDepartment of Human Services

Statewide Resources

  • Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.
     

  • Are you an early childhood professional that provides care and education in your home, a center or a school? Check out our programs, resources, and trainings available to help you be the best early childhood professional you can be.

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster and personal health issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

  • A national resource that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. Learn more about the six-week series and find a class near you.

  • Parenting can be fun, enjoyable and stressful! Check out our blog and podcasts for the latest research based information and resources to help parents in their important role of raising children.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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