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August 6, 2016

Back-to-school transitions can be both exciting and a bit scary for children -- and their parents -- whether they’re preparing for the first day of preschool, moving to a new school or entering middle school.  However, there are several things parents can do to help ease these fears, according to Dr. David Brown, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and a licensed marriage and family therapist.

July 29, 2016

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach invite women farmers and agribusiness professionals to take part in Annie’s Project, an educational program dedicated to strengthening women’s role in modern agriculture. The program will be hosted at the Cherokee County Extension and Outreach office in Cherokee, beginning Thursday, August 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and continuing for the next five Thursdays. A light supper will be provided each week at 5:30 p.m. 

August 6, 2016

Check out these great, healthy ideas for reinventing the brown paper bag lunch!

August 6, 2016

With back-to-school right around the corner, we want to help! Check out this great article from the University of Delaware Cooperative Extension, and make sure you are back-to-school ready!

August 6, 2016

There is no doubt that we are living in tough economic times. With the cost of gas increasing and grocery bills on the rise, families need to watch how they spend their dollars. The end of the summer means a flurry of shopping activity for many families as they prepare their children for the start of another school year. The question is: how can families stretch their school shopping dollars?

"Extension to Families - At Work ...At Home" Newsletter
The former "Family Ties" newsletter has a new name.  Click here to view current & past issues.

Just in Time Parenting
A national Extension web site that brings quality, research-based information to families.Sign up for monthly newsletters specific to your child's age.

The Science of Parenting
Provides reliable, research-based parenting information including parenting podcasts, publications, and a blog on current parenting issues. 

Iowa Women's Health Information Center (Info on Child & Adolescent Health, Family Planning, Parenting, Pregnancy, Mental Health, Violence, Special Populations, Health A-Z)

 

 

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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