Home and Family

Local Highlights

January 13, 2015
Are you interested in learning more about painting and also about visual arts?  Join us for a private event held for Cedar County 4-H members.
January 8, 2015
Do you plan to have a rabbit or poultry exhibit for the fair this year? Then you are encouraged to attend the FSQA workshop which will be held on January 31st at the Extension Office.
January 8, 2015
When it comes to alcohol and substance abuse, trends are always changing.  It can be hard to keep up with all the trends and practices of substance use and abuse.  Most communities want to stop the underage drinking and drug usage to their community.  After attending one of these presentations you will know what is out there, where to find it, how prople are abusing it, and you will have the knowledge to stop it.  
November 26, 2014

Would you like to:

  • Have a better understanding of key health insurance concepts and terms?
  • Learn to identify your health insurance needs and priorities?
  • Examine the pros and cons of three hypothetical insurance plans?
October 10, 2014

Looking for some helpful hints for your 2015 garden?  "Whimsy" the 2015 Garden Calendar is now available.

Resources Available:

Drug and Alcohol Prevention  information available from Department of Health and Human Services.

Families of Military Personnel and Healthy Parenting Toolkit websites provides resources for parents dealing with issues related to serving in the United States military.

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.

  • 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.

  • Learn about connecting family and the environment, get ideas on “living lighter”, and share your experiences and thoughts on how to positively impact economic and environmental health through sustainable living.

  • 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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