Home and Family

Local Highlights

March 14, 2017

A number of volunteers worked together either making quilt blocks, donating fabric and/or services to complete the two quilts pictured behind this group. Monday night, March 6 in Fayette, the group gathered for the unveiling of the fundraising project to benefit renovation of the 4-H and open class exhibit building. Raffle tickets are being sold on the quilt at left, while the quilt at right, was won by Rachael Bushman, area 4-H’er from Castalia. Pictured in front, from left: Cindy Jensen, Pat Baumler, Summer Handel, Jeanine Tellin, Rachael Bushman, Cynthia Yearous, Peg Lerch; second row- Zelpha Henderson, Terri Zuck, Arlene Klatt, Ruth Meyer, Ann Jens, Janell Bradley, Michele Myrom, Meg Moellering, Ebby Whitford, Diane Ihde, Sam Ihde; third row- Lou Ann Milks, Karen Hamlett, Joyce Knickerbocker, Lois McElvania, Deb Watson, Jane Blumhagen, Peg Sparrgrove, Caroline Bemiss; and standing in back: Kristin Hamlett, Deb Mueller, Deb Thies, Janis Breitsprecher.

March 3, 2017

How children deal with stress determines how it affects their overall health. Are they overwhelmed or do they bounce back?

February 23, 2017

Join us for a brand new 4-H experience specifically designed for Intermediate 4-H members in 2017.

February 23, 2017

Youth looking for a fun summer 4-H camp to attend need look no further than Pine Bluff 4-H Camp along the Upper Iowa River during June. Camp is for Junior's (grades 4-6) enrolled in 4-H. They are also looking for camp counselors in 9-12 grades.

August 30, 2016

Do you help take care of an adult with chronic conditions? If so, you are not alone. Over 43.5 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or an intermittent basis.

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an educational series designed to provide tools you need to take care of yourself. If you take good care of yourself, you will be better prepared to take good care of your loved one. As a participant you will learn how to: reduce stress, improve self-confidence, better communicate your feelings, balance your life, increase ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

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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.

  • 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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