Home and Family

Local Highlights

August 18, 2014

Human Resources for school and parents.

November 15, 2011

The Words on Wellness newsletter is a monthly newsletter written and prepared by Renee Sweers, a Nutrition and Health Field Program Specialist.

September 28, 2011

ISU Extension and Outreach offeres the Science of Parenting, research-based parenting advice and resources from experts at Iowa State and across the country.

April 15, 2011

With quilting increasing in popularity, questions arise as to how to handle those quilts in use and care. Here are some tips on hanging, cleaning, and storing quilts.

April 15, 2011

Serving safe meals to field workers requires careful planning and packaging — especially when field chemicals are involved.

Parenting Newsletters

Teen Line

CYFERnet - Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network

National Network for Child Care

Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development - Creates a better Iowa today and in the future by partnering with communities and youth throughout the state

Better Kid Care - Provides professional development opportunities and educational information on caring for children

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

PBS Kids for coloring, games, videos and music

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention information is available from the US Department of Health and Human Services

Iowa Homeland Security

Local Schools
- Clear Creek Amana
- English Valleys
- Iowa Valley
- Williamsburg

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.

  • 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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