Home and Family

Local Highlights

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.

Mother with child
August 16, 2016

The demands of parenting often are multiplied for parents of children with special health and behavioral needs

Youth a static exhibit judging
August 8, 2016

Join the ranks of 4-H judges or learn more about judging exhibits by attending a new 4-H Judges Training of Saturday, September 24, 9:15 am – 3:30 pm. 

Daughter caregiver
August 2, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach offers ‘Finances of Caregiving’ for family caregivers

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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

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