Home and Family

Local Highlights

May 24, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach pub provides information on Iowa’s ticks

May 24, 2016

Low-income mothers from rural communities say participating in outdoor activities as a family is a primary need for their physical and emotional well-being

May 9, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach provides tips for making a house unattractive to snakes

May 9, 2016

 Many parents think they can hide financial stress from their children, but the kids always know – and they’re worried, too. 

May 9, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach workshops explore ‘Your Money, Your Future’

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.
     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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