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Local Highlights

October 21, 2019

A new curriculum from Iowa State University
Extension and Outreach helps teachers 
and parents work together to increase
financial literacy in Iowa youth.

October 3, 2019
 
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If you have been enjoying the outdoors and find a tick on yourself, a friend, family member, or pet, we'll gladly take the tick and identify it for you.
August 18, 2014

Human Resources for school and parents.

November 15, 2011

The Words on Wellness newsletter is a monthly newsletter written and prepared by Renee Sweers, a Nutrition and Health Field Program Specialist.

September 28, 2011

ISU Extension and Outreach offeres the Science of Parenting, research-based parenting advice and resources from experts at Iowa State and across the country.


Parenting Newsletters

Teen Line

CYFERnet - Children, Youth and Families Education and Research Network

National Network for Child Care

Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development - Creates a better Iowa today and in the future by partnering with communities and youth throughout the state

Better Kid Care - Provides professional development opportunities and educational information on caring for children

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

PBS Kids for coloring, games, videos and music

Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention information is available from the US Department of Health and Human Services

Iowa Homeland Security

Local Schools
- Clear Creek Amana
- DRM
- English Valleys
- HLV
- Iowa Valley
- Williamsburg

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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