Extension News

Creating Strong Families Program at Four Iowa Sites


AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University Extension will offer the Creating Strong Families program via satellite on Thursday, April 20, from 1-3 p.m. Central Time in Cedar Rapids, Clarinda, Charles City and Nevada.


Designed for professionals who work with families, Creating Strong Families will cover family strengths research and best practice activities to help families build upon their assets. The program also will debut the new book, “Family Treasures — Creating Strong Families,” by John DeFrain, professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


To register for Creating Strong Families, contact these ISU Extension county offices:

Floyd County, (641) 228-1453

Linn County, (319) 377-9839

Page County, (712) 542-5171

Story County, (515) 382-6551


Creating Strong Families has been recognized as one of the 2005 Strengthening Families Award winners by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.


To order “Family Treasures — Creating Strong Families,” contact Kathleen Lodl, klodl@unl.edu, or go to the UNL for Families Web site (http://unlforfamilies.unl.edu).




Contacts :

Kimberly Greder, Human Development and Family Studies, (515) 294-5906, kgreder@iastate.edu

Laura Sternweis, Extension Communication Services, (515) 294-0775, lsternwe@iastate.edu