Home and Family

Local Highlights

October 30, 2014
Smart Choice: Health Insurance

Smart choice is a  free workshop about health insurance. This program focuses on learning insurance terms and policies. You will be able to compare health care needs to policy coverage. You will be able to identify how to lower spending and learn about financial assistnace.

October 16, 2014

Bullying is a major issue in our society that is affecting over 30% of our school aged children. It is happening in our schools, on the playgrounds, in businesses, and in our recreational facilities.  Sign up now to attend this training for adults who work with people of various ages.  Cost is FREE!  Click the link to learn more...

August 26, 2014

Join Wealth Management and ISU Extension and Outreach for a Free Social Security workshop. We will give you 80 different ways to get the best benefits that fit your needs.

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November 19, 2012

If you are looking for ways to improve your finances, this FREE online course is for you!

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May 2, 2012

How parents handle their divorce affects how well their children will adapt to life with mom and life with dad. This Science of Parenting podcast from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach examines what parents can do to help their children live through divorce.


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

  • 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.

  • 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.
     

  • 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.

  • 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.
     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • 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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