Home and Family

Local Highlights

Emerald Ash Borer
June 20, 2016

Jesse Randall, ISU Extension Forestry, will be presenting an EAB tree talk on June 30th (6:30 p.m.) at the Council Bluffs Public Library.

June 6, 2016

The Robert Boehm Memorial Scholarship Deadline is July 15th.  Check out the details!

May 27, 2016

Get signed up for our summer day camps.  We have lots planned for 2016!

April 18, 2016

A 5K run (and a 1 mile run for little farmers) will be held at Westfair on Sunday, July 31st.

December 22, 2014

Iowans have gotten their lawn and garden questions answered by Iowa State University horticulturists for three decades by calling Hortline at 515-294-3108, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach hotline. With the expansion of the Internet, an email option was added in 1997 with inquiries directed to hortline@iastate.edu. Now the Iowa State horticulturists who support Hortline have assembled frequently asked questions on a Yard and Garden FAQs website at http://expert.hort.iastate.edu/.

Go Green - Greener Lifestyles

Bullying/Cyberbullying

CYFERnet - Family  network

National Network for Child Care

Parents.com

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Consumer Action Website

Childcare

Childcare and Early Education

ISU Extension Publications

ISU Extension Families Answer Line

1-800-262-3804 Call this hotline number for questions relating to home and family

Family Programs

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.

  • 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.

  • 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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