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April 5, 2021

Parents/guardians of kiddos 0-5 yers won't want to miss this great opportunity to build connections with other families int he community, share/hear parenting tips, and learn new activities to try with your kids!

March 31, 2021

Start your wellbeing journey today by signing up for "What About Me? My Wellbeing" - a FREE virtual workshop series on Monday's throughout April that is all about taking time out of your busy scheduled to reflect on the lifestyle choices you're making to meet your own relationship, financial, and health goals. 

February 3, 2021

ISU Extension and Outreach will provide virtual Mental Health First Aid trainings throughout spring 2021. Participants will learn a five-step action plan will be taught to guide participants through the process of reaching out and offering appropriate support.

January 26, 2021

ISU Extension and Outreach and Farm Foundation are cooperating on Iowa Farm Family Wellness Alliance to bring free wellness resources to farm families during these continuing tough times.. Pre-paid, ongoing wellness coaching and counseling services are now available to all Iowa farm families. Families can get confidential support for a variety of life events via phone, text, live chat, video or app. 

December 14, 2020

Parent and Playtime - a 6 week online parenting group - begins January, 13, 2021

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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!

  • 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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