Home and Family

Local Highlights

July 3, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is seeking qualified candidates for a Field Specialist I with a joint appointment within Human Sciences and Community & Economic Development that will focus on Extension engagement and education with Latino youth, families, businesses and communities. This position will also provide educational opportunities and programs, consultation, and technical assistance in the areas of human sciences, leadership development and community capacity building. Additional responsibilities include the development of program materials and the provision of staff and volunteer training, as well as help develop educational models that may be used by the Extension system to effectively build relationships with Latino youth, families, businesses and communities.

New 4-H Staff Member-Dana Yerington
July 1, 2014

Dana Yerington has joined the Muscatine County 4-H Youth Team on June 16 serving as a part-time K-12 Outreach Educator.  Dana will be responsible for reaching new and underserved audiences in after-school, camp, and school programming as well as assisting with workshops and other support to our 4-H club memebers, families, and volunteers.

Americorps Member Position Avaialable
July 1, 2014

Muscatine County Extension is seeking a 4H AmeriCorps Community Outreach Educator to conduct programs for positive youth development activities with the afterschool Clover Kids programming. This may include afterschool, summer and holiday breaks or inschool settings.

For more information, click on the Position Available - Americorps Member Position-4H Community Outreach Educator.

92 Muscatine Area Activities for Families
May 23, 2014

There are many great things families can do together.  The Muscatine County Effectiveness Coalition has published a brochure detailing 92 family activities to do in the Muscatine area this summer. Check out all the great local opportunities.

April 10, 2014

On April 15 all Iowans are encouraged to wear purple to show their appreciation for military children and their families. During April, the Month of the Military Child, and throughout the year Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has resources for military families.

Finance Project - Worksheets and other information shared during the workshop held on March 16, 30, and April 13, 2006.

 

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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