Home and Family

Local Highlights

February 4, 2014

With less than 6 weeks remaining to meet requirements for having health insurance, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a free workshop to help Lyon County residents understand how to make smart choices for purchasing health care coverage.

February 4, 2014

Feb. 17 from 5-7:30 pm at the Hull Pizza Ranch - plan to support IMPACT and ATLAS and enjoy a good meal.

January 27, 2014

Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14 can help your family learn to manage emotions, set goals, avoid peer pressure, make better decisions and create better relationships.

January 24, 2014

Classes are interactive and a ton of fun!  Come join us for all the classes or just one. Explore important topics that help you provide great care to the
children in your center or home. Workshops intended for local early childhood professionals.

January 6, 2014

Iowa has changed vendors and names for the High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) test. Iowa is now offering the chance to earn your HSED by studying for and taking the HiSET test. Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) offers free classes to prepare you for the HiSET test.

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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