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North Central Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Center Shows Success

August 4, 2022, 10:46 am | David Brown

The North Central Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Center, a 12-state collaborative, has created and expanded stress management and mental health resources to agricultural producers and stakeholders throughout the North Central region. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is part of this center, which is funded by USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.

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Learn How to Get Started with Remote Work

July 25, 2022, 10:27 am | Brenda Schmitt

There’s more to working remotely than simply taking your computer home. That’s why Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering “Remote Work: How to Get Started.” Beginning in August, Iowans can attend a free virtual meeting to learn about education, training and support opportunities for remote employment.

Children Benefit from Outdoor Activity

July 1, 2022, 9:17 am | Barbara Dunn Swanson

Taking your children outdoors provides opportunities for exercise and learning and time to play and imagine, according to Barbara Dunn Swanson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Use Books to Support Children through Distress, Grief

June 6, 2022, 8:43 am | Constance Beecher

It is natural for children to feel anxiety, distress and grief after tragic events. Books can provide the words to help children express how they feel, according to Constance Beecher, literacy specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Communicate with Children following Mass Shootings

May 26, 2022, 11:08 am | David Brown

Children may experience a wide range of emotions in response to the news and social media information about recent mass shootings. David Brown, behavioral health state specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers tips for understanding children's reactions and helping them cope.

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Help Yourself Cope in the Aftermath of Mass Shootings

May 26, 2022, 10:37 am | David Brown

Many people have experienced anguish and distress related to the reports of recent mass shootings prominently featured in the news and on social media. David Brown, behavioral health state specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers tips for understanding and coping with the reactions these shootings may evoke.

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