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stormrecoveryguide
June 5, 2014

The forces of nature – wind, water, earthquake, and extremes of temperature – can leave behind debris – strewn areas, contaminated water, spoiled food, displaced wildlife and conditions which, if not treated properly, may lead to health problems.  In the attached publication you’ll find information to help you avoid and recover from some of the hazards created by wind and water; severe winter weather is covered in a separate publication.  Remember to take care of yourself and your family first, and then deal with the things you may have lost to the disaster.


 

June 4, 2014

The school year wanes as summer arrives. It’s time to get the kids outside to explore endless possibilities, says Donna K Donald, a family life program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Nature is calling.

January 23, 2014

The 15 percent of Iowans age 65 or older may be retirement age, but that doesn’t mean they are retiring. Many are remaining in the workforce or are looking for new opportunities. Mid Life & Beyond: The Whole Picture, from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, helps them examine how they want to live during their next stage of life.

November 6, 2013

Historian, mentor and friend are some of the roles that today’s grandparents play. In November, learn about how important grandparents can be in the lives of their grandchildren in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

September 25, 2013

This group answers questions relating to the Affordable Care Act and its effect on people's personal finances. We help people to make informed health insurance choices and to plan for health care costs.

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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