Home and Family

Local Highlights

October 27, 2022

Parents, educators and community members all can help to support student education. Helping children to succeed in life and become productive citizens is everyone’s responsibility, said Rosa Gonzalez, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

February 4, 2022

Annual Survey finds most farmers feel their communities are headed in the right direction.

February 4, 2022

Couples can explore how to focus on the positive and strengthen their connection by participating in "Elevate: Taking Your Relationship to the Nex Level," a virtual workshop series from ISU Extension and Outreach.

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Lori Hayungs, Family Specialist said each newsletter will consistently feature proven parenting practices that research has shown help children become better learners.

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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