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January 15, 2021

Taking care of an adult with chronic health conditions can be a stressful responsibility leading to poor health, mental distress and less life satisfaction for the caregiver. From late January through early March, ISUEO is offering Powerful Tools for Caregivers, an educational program for family caregivers.

December 7, 2020

In 2020 the holiday season brings the added stress of navigating COVID-19. Danielle Day, a human sciences specialisty with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers some ways to adjust the holidays, ease some of the stress and anxiety, and build lasting memories with friends and family.

December 2, 2020

Learn about child care issues and solutions discussed during recent podcasts with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

November 10, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in collaboration with COVID Recovery Iowa, will begin offering the online program, "Loneliness and Isolation in a Pandemic," to provide education about how to manage and process these feelings. Noon programs are set for Nov. 19 and Dec. 10.

November 10, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, in collaboration with COVID Recovery Iowa, will begin offering the online program, "How to Manage Holiday Stress During a Pandemic," to provide education about how to manage and process these feelings.

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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