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August 4, 2020

“I Feel ‘Blue’: Resources for Life in a Pandemic” provides education about managing and overcoming feelings of sadness and loss. COVID Recovery Iowa and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will begin offering this short virtual program in August.

August 4, 2020

In August, COVID Recovery Iowa, in collaboration with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, will begin offering, “I Worry All the Time: Resources for Life in a Pandemic.” This virtual program is designed to provide education about anxiety and offer practical tools to manage worry.

August 4, 2020

There are things parents and caregivers can do to prepare children for back-to-school possibilities, said Joy Rouse, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

July 27, 2020

Keep your mind active and engaged and you may be better equipped to handle the stress of the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. This is true for people of all ages, but becomes increasingly important for older adults, says Jeongeun Lee, an Iowa State University assistant professor and extension specialist in human development and family studies.

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, or Facebook for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home, equipment, nutrition, and laundry. 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • 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.

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    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.

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    Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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    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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