Home and Family

Local Highlights

February 16, 2017

 Iowa State University Extension & Outreach in Black Hawk County is hosting School Garden 101 (SG101), a hands-on workshop series for school staff interested in starting or better utilizing a school garden. Participants will build gardening skills, learn how to integrate garden activities with standards-based curriculum, and have an opportunity to learn and collaborate with staff from their own school as well as other Black Hawk County teachers. SG101 will take place at George Washington Carver Academy in Waterloo from 6-8 PM on Tuesday evenings March 21, March 28, April 14, April 11, and April 18. Cost is $60 per school team of 3 or more staff.
Register HERE
by March 7th  or Contact Grace at  margh@iastate.edu for questions or comments.

January 20, 2017

A family program to help youth succeed in middle and high school, and explore paths to college! Join us every Tuesday, March 21 - April 18th at George Washington Carver Academy, 5:00-7:00pm. For more info contact Marisol Monroy, Guidance Counselor, 319-433-2500. Read more and download flyers...

October 24, 2016

Buy. Eat. Live Healthy program helps parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families. Designed to deliver nutrition education to low-income families with children under age 10 in Black Hawk County. Must meet income guidelines. Learn more here. See Brochure.

December 18, 2015

The holidays are just around the corner, and for siblings and parents that may mean dealing with a very common behavior -- sibling fights, says Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Read more...

December 15, 2015

Featuring awesome instructing by Sheila Sartorius,FoodCorps Members Laura McInerney and Grace Margherio.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

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