Malisa Rader

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Farm life with its country setting often is idealized, but as the complications and pace of agriculture have increased, so have the physical and mental demands on farmers. It’s set up for stress that cannot be ignored, says an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist.

By: Malisa Rader and Laura Sternweis

Adverse childhood experiences do not guarantee bad outcomes for adults, but they increase the odds of struggle and they are largely preventable, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

By: Malisa Rader

According to the Administration for Children and Families, more than 7,000 Iowa children under age 6 are experiencing homelessness.

By: Jenna Pattee and Malisa Rader

Make 2017 the year to pay special attention to diversity and inclusion, says human sciences specialist Malisa Rader. She says Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering a new curriculum for agencies, businesses and groups interested in promoting feelings of inclusion.

By: Malisa Rader

Making the decision on when to leave a child home alone can be challenging. Parents should consider their child’s maturity level as well as the neighborhood environment and their own flexibility, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

By: Malisa Rader and Laura Sternweis

A positive perspective and some advance planning can help parents make a smooth transition from a full house to an empty nest, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

By: Malisa Rader and Laura Sternweis

The quality of care that children receive between birth and age five sets the stage for the rest of their lives. With that in mind, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers professional development for child care providers.

By: Malisa Rader and Laura Sternweis

A Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class Leader Training is scheduled for Jan. 24-25, 2018, to equip class leaders to co-lead programs for caregivers of adults with chronic conditions and caregivers of children with special health and behavioral needs, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

By: Malisa Rader and Laura Sternweis

Some children are more sensitive to scary stories in the news or may worry about their safety and the safety of their loved ones. Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, suggests parents be reassuring, monitor their TV viewing when children are present and watch for signs of stress in their children.

By: Malisa Rader

Faculty from Iowa State University’s School of Education will present two workshops on some of the latest research and practices in literacy. Interested participants can choose to attend June 6 in Atlantic or June 7 in Humboldt.

By: Constance Beecher and Malisa Rader

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