Family & Food

In partnership with Iowa State’s College of Human Sciences, Human Sciences Extension and Outreach engages you through research-based education, empowering you to live your best life. Our education helps you become closer to family, raise healthy children, talk with your teens, improve relationships, enjoy a lifetime full of memories, save more money, live a healthy life, have access to trusted resources, and care for yourself and others. We invite you to join us in person, virtually, or on-line!

 

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Programming Opportunities 

A Journey Through Parkinson's Disease

If you’re struggling with Parkinson’s disease or know someone who is, it’s helpful to know where to find support on the journey. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatments related to Parkinson’s disease.

Caregiving Relationships: Conversations on Aging

Caring for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be challenging. Learn to recognize how caregiving affects relationships among family members. You will gain skills in talking and listening to address changing needs in later life.

 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers - Adults

Caregiving can be stressful — physically, emotionally, and financially. You will learn ways to take care of yourself, reduce stress, improve your caregiving confidence, and establish balance in your life as you care for others.

 

Powerful Tools for Caregivers - Children

Caregiving can be stressful — physically, emotionally, and financially. You will learn ways to take care of yourself, reduce stress, improve your caregiving confidence, and establish balance in your life as you care for others.

 

Ouch! That Stereotype Hurts

Enhance your skills for speaking up against stereotypes with useful, easy-to-learn phrases, as you communicate in a diverse world.

 

The Science of Parenting: Understanding Research and Reality

How do parents use research to help inform their unique parenting reality? Learn about how parenting realities are different and discover helpful parenting tools and techniques.

 

The Science of Parenting: Positive Discipline

Parents often cite guidance and discipline as their number one concern. This workshop will help you see positive discipline as an opportunity to build positive parent-child relationships.

 

Our Bookshelf

Prepare your preschooler to read by reading to them! Learn about a technique called dialogic reading and get ideas on how to make reading FUN for you and your child at home.

 

ACT Raising Safe Kids

Have you ever wondered if you are on the right path when parenting your children?

 

Raising School Ready Readers

Discover easy ways to help your child get ready for school by building their reading and writing skills. You can when you engage in fun literacy play with your 3- to 6-year-old child and turn everyday routines and experiences into learning activities!

 

Mental Health First Aid

To help someone in need, people must become more informed about mental health and substance use issues. Learn to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders and about tools to help you start the conversation.

 

My Wellbeing

Designed with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in mind, specifically those interested in improving their wellbeing and quality of life.