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.
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.
Beginning July 16, the 988 dialing code will be available nationwide for anyone who needs support for a suicidal, mental health and/or substance use crisis. The new three-digit dialing code connects people to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline via phone call, text or chat.
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.
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.
The State Historical Society of Iowa’s mobile museum hits the road this month, packed with 56 artifacts and a video that explores 13,000 years of Iowa history.
In a recent publication called “Carpenter Ants and Their Control,” Donald Lewis, professor and extension entomologist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, explains how to identify and control these ants.
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.
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.
A study evaluating the effect of the Abriendo Caminos program on dietary behaviors of Hispanic children found youth participants consumed sugar-sweetened beverages, french fries and fast food less frequently and ate vegetables more often after the six-week, culturally tailored workshop series for families.