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Local Highlights

September 8, 2016

Residents affected by the August 23, 2016 storms and resulting flooding may be eligible to apply for the Iowa Individual Assistance Program to cover losses experienced due to the flooding.  Deadline is October 7.

August 24, 2016

The resources on this page provide information Iowans can use to plan before a flood situation, recover and clean up from flood water damage, and conserve water.

September 21, 2016

Interested in learning tips on how to lead a healthier lifestyle? Come join Iowa State University Extension & Outreach’s Youth and Nutrition Coordinator, Laura Liechty for some evening workshops focused on meal planning, healthy portion sizes, and interactive cooking demonstrations that you’ll learn how to incorporate at home.

September 19, 2016

Saturday Clover Kids held their first meeting on Saturday, September 17 at the Waukon Wellness Center, hosted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

September 15, 2016

Twenty-five Iowa youth received top awards during the 2016 State Fair 4-H Awardrobe Clothing Event held Aug. 11-12 at the Memorial Union on the Iowa State University campus in Ames.

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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