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For answers to just about any home and family question, families have been calling AnswerLine, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach telephone hotline. Get in touch with AnswerLine on the phone, through email, our blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14)

A nationally-recognized parent, youth, and family skills-building curriculum designed to prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems, strengthen parenting skills, and build family strengths.

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New parenting resource

A one-page reminder of 10 things that are important in parent-teen interactions. Stay close, set limits and provide structure, be consistent, treat your teen with respect, and more. Available in English or Spanish.

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Human Sciences Extension and Outreach reaches out to families across the lifespan.

Human Sciences strives to promote healthy people, healthy economies, and healthy environments. We provide research-based information and education to help families make decisions that improve and transform their lives.

Our specialists work with the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University and we work in partnership with other organizations and agencies to meet the needs of Iowa families.

 

 

News

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 13:06

Safety and stress during harvest season cannot be ignored, says Margaret Van Ginkel, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences program specialist and Iowa Concern Hotline...

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 13:33

After attending school concerts, paying for instruments and supervising practice sessions, parents might wonder: Is it worth their time, money and nagging for their children to be involved with...

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 12:35

Parents naturally are concerned for their children’s safety, particularly when there is news of attempted child abductions that happen close to home. Finding the balance between emotions and...

Popular Publications

Healthy & Homemade Cookbook

Healthy & Homemade Cookbook - 2nd Edition

Containing over 70 recipes from main dishes, appetizers, and desserts to soups, salads, sides, and even snacks. This 82-page cookbook will have you preparing healthy meals and smartly spending your dollars, too!

people advancing people

Watch how we're transforming lives in the 2013 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Annual Report

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Human Sciences Extension and Outreach

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