Home and Family

Local Highlights

March 29, 2016

Babysitting Basics, a course for Greene County youth in grades 5&6, will be held on two Saturdays, April 2nd & 9th from 8:30 am to noon. The workshop will be held at First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson. Cost is $25 for all registrations received by March 30th and class size is limited. If there is room, additional registrations will be accepted at a cost of $35. For more information, click on the headline.

January 29, 2016

A new era in youth programming at ISU Extension & Outreach – Greene County has begun with the addition of Kayla Hyett to the team. Hyett began her tenure as County Youth & 4-H Coordinator (CYC) on January 20th. Click here to learn more!

January 15, 2016

Some children are more difficult to work with than others. Our upcoming Professional Development opportunity focuses on this tough topic. Click here for more information.

November 12, 2015

Many Iowans could easily point to the caregiving responsibilities of a co-worker with young children who may occasionally need time off from work to care for a child’s unexpected illness. But co-workers who provide care for an aging parent or an adult child with a disability often may go unnoticed, says Dr. David Brown, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Click on the headline to learn more.

August 25, 2015

Back to school transitions can both be 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 thigs parents can do to help ease these fears,a ccording to Dr. David Brown, a human sciences specialist with iowa State university Extension and Outreach and a licensed marriage and family therapist. Click on the headline for more information.


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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