Home and Family

Local Highlights

May 30, 2014

Iowa State University Extension & Outreach/Winnebago County has received funding to offer a new program for an intergenerational exercise program for older adults called LIFE.  LIFE Program starts at Forest Plaza Assisted Living in Forest City on May 13; Winnebago County Extension also looking for volunteers to start other program locations.

March 28, 2014

Extension to Families newsletter is a bi-monthly newsletter for containing informaton on topics of nutrition and health, family life, gardening, and resource management along with county specific information. 

March 28, 2013

4-H Newsletter is filled with information to update you on all the 4-H workshops and information planned for the upcoming months.  So check it out!!

March 8, 2012

When weekends, school breaks and summer are added together, kids spend many hours outside of school walls. How this time is spent affects their growth and development, as well as their success at school. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers

March 9, 2011

WOW stands for Words on Wellness – Your extension connection to nutrition and fitness. It is a new newsletter developed by Iowa State University Extension Nutrition and Health Specialists. Published monthly, it will promote a healthy lifestyle for Iowans.

Home & Family Resources

 

  • Family Answer Line     (800) 262-3804 Questions relating to home and family
    (M-F, 8-11:50 a.m. & 1-5 p.m.)
    TDD (Telecommunications device for deaf persons) (800) 854-1658     
    AnswerLine Information
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  • Iowa Concern Hotline     (800) 447-1985 Financial questions, legal issues, family transitions (24 hours)      Iowa Concerns Hotline
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  • Healthy Families     (800) 369-2229
    Prenatal health care questions and information (24 hours)
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  • Teen Line     (800) 443-8336
    Personal and health-related information and referral (24 hours)
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  • ISU Continuing Ed.     (800) 262-0015
    Off campus credit courses and non-credit conferences (M-F, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

    Just in Time Parenting

    Science of Parenting

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  • 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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