Children and adults benefit from being supported by a strong family unit, no matter how it is defined. This support can come from parents with a positive relationship, extended family and friends, and the community, says Joy Rouse, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Couples who have strong relationships with the people around them report stronger, healthier and more durable relationships. That is the premise of a virtual meeting on March 24 to help couples elevate their relationship during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s not the absence of conflict and anger that makes a relationship better – it’s how couples manage the conflict and anger they experience. That is the premise of a virtual meeting on March 17 to help couples elevate their relationship during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Parents and caregivers are invited to attend virtual workshops focused on positive discipline and the research and reality of parenting.
Friendship with each other serves as a strong foundation that will help couples weather any storm. Learn more during a virtual meeting March 10 from ISU Extension and Outreach.
Read Across Iowa kicked off this week with dozens of events around the state and a live, virtual read aloud of the book “My Family’s Soybean Farm” by the author, Katie Oltoff. Read Across Iowa is a month-long celebration of the joys of reading to students of all ages, making all children feel valued and welcomed.
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will provide virtual Youth Mental Health First Aid trainings throughout spring 2021 and beyond. The virtual program helps adults learn how to identify when a youth (ages 6-18) in their life might be struggling with a mental health and/or substance use problem.
Uncertainty about the future continues to contribute to youth anxiety. Now through April, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering weekly, online programs to help youth professionals and caregivers learn how to question, persuade and refer someone to help.
Demonstrating kindness and caring shows that couples value their partner and their relationship. Learn more during a March 3 virtual meeting from ISU Extension and Outreach.
For a strong and lasting relationship, couples must make a constant effort to update each other on daily happenings, circumstances, wants and needs. Learn more in a Feb. 24 virtual meeting from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.