Home and Family

Local Highlights

September 15, 2016

Youth grades 5 and above are invited to learn about the business of babysitting.

Young man flipping burgers
September 7, 2016

Employment may bring additional benefits to teens and perhaps a few concerns for their parents

Little girl stacking coins
September 2, 2016

Adult money habits start to form as early as preschool

ABC Fridge Magnet
August 19, 2016

With a little planning, families can make time for learning during everyday activities

August 16, 2016

Iowa State University will soon offer a new program that applies a national research-based training model to help couples have healthy relationships.

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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