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Local Highlights

Sun
May 8, 2018

Help us welcome three summer staff/interns to our team!

Spend Smart Eat Smart
June 6, 2018

The new Spend Smart. Eat Smart. website and mobile app are great ways to help your family eat healthier and on a budget.  

Garden Produce
June 14, 2017

Donation gardening is easy!  Gardeners can donate excess produce from their own garden, plant extra rows specifically for donation, or work with other gardeners to plant a whole garden specifically for doantion to a food pantry.  

Community Partnerships for Protecting Children
August 23, 2016

Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC) Muscatine County is a community-based appraoch to child protection.  Community members, professionals, and families work together to develop and implement local programs, services, supports, and policies that positively impact families and protect children from abuse.

Dare to Excel
May 1, 2016

Help your child maintain school learning over the summer. Includes tips to prevent summer learning loss; summer activities that nurture respect and cooperation; and ways to maintain routines when school is out.

Juntos: Together for a Better Educaiton

The goal of the Muscatine Juntos Project is to help students achieve high school graduation and access higher education.  Juntos works to unite community partners to provide Latino middle school students and their parents with knowledge, skills, and resources to prevent youth from dropping out and to encourage families to work together to gain access to college.  Read more.

 

 

 

Bed Bugs 101 Seminar 

 

ISU Extension and Outreach Entomologist, Donald Lewis presented information via webinar on August 17, 2016. The presentation was a cooperative endeavor between ISU Extension and Outreach, Bosch Pest Control, Muscatine County Community Services, UnityPoint Health-Trinity Muscatine Public Health and Muscatine Community School District. The video is 1 hour in duration.  Click here to access the video.

 

Statewide Resources

  • 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

  • Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.
     

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • 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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