Home and Family

Local Highlights

September 10, 2014

Saturday, Oct 4th from 8am to 3pm at Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg. Cost is $35.00 includes lunch and materials. You can also recertify for CPR/1st Aid from 3 to 5pm for $72.00. To register call Iowa Lakes Community College at 1-800-252-5664

September 5, 2014

The Caregiver Beginnings workshop is an introductory workshop covering a variety of caregiving topics, including: preventing falls, talking about driving, locating resources and designing a care plan.

The workshop will take place September 29 at the First United Methodist Church in Emmetsburg from 6 to 8:30pm

Call the Extension Office to register 852-2865 or email Angie @ angies@iastate.edu

January 7, 2014

Newsletter with ideas of ways to create home enviroments that help kids succeed at school.

July 24, 2013

Avoid Getting the Flu It’s everywhere; it’s everywhere! -- Critical information about the flu and how to avoid it!

September 29, 2009

If you’ve ever worked in an office seated next to a coughing, sneezing co-worker, you can appreciate the instruction from public health officials to stay home from work when ill.

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.

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