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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - 14:06

Iowa State University will soon offer a new program that applies a national research-based training model to help couples have healthy relationships. Elevate, a new curriculum offered by Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, is aimed at helping couples learn skills to improve their relationships.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 08:59

The demands of parenting often are multiplied for parents of children with special health and behavioral needs, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. However, these parents will be better able to provide care for their children if they also take care of themselves.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 - 08:54

Many Iowans eventually will be providing some level of care for an elderly parent or relative. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is piloting “Finances of Caregiving,” a program to help Iowans protect their own long-term financial security as they plan for taking on a caregiving role.

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 08:27

As August arrives, families begin to think about “back to school” routines. Barbara Dunn Swanson, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist, suggests making family meetings a routine all year long.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 14:14

Iowa State University will host the 2016 ISU Veterans in Agriculture and Entrepreneurship Conference on Monday, Aug. 22. The conference is called “Common Ground: Creating Dialog and Action,” and will provide veterans, their families, service providers and policy makers an opportunity to learn and network.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 11:02

Want kids to eat their vegetables and do better in school? Get them involved in gardening, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 09:13

Anyone who lives with teens often may hear them grumble that they are tired. To lessen the complaints, parents can take steps to help their teens get more sleep, says Cheryl Clark, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist.

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 08:39

Barbara Woods, human sciences special projects manager with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, has received the distinguished service award from American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences – Iowa Affiliate.

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 13:11

Extending family time can be easy — just add food and fitness. Lori Hayungs, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist, offers the following tips on how to increase family time while encouraging children’s healthy development.