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Engage: Helping Couples Become Stronger by Engaging with Others

May 22, 2020, 9:45 am | David Brown, Anthony Santiago

Couples who have strong relationships with the people around them report stronger, healthier and more durable relationships. That is the premise of Engage, a virtual meeting May 27, from ISU Extension and Outreach, to help couples elevate their relationship during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers Online Class Leader Course Begins June 15

May 19, 2020, 1:49 pm | Malisa Rader

This virtual Powerful Tools for Caregivers course, June 15-19, will 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.

 

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Tame: Helping Couples Manage Differences Effectively

May 15, 2020, 11:44 am | David Brown, Anthony Santiago

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 Tame, a virtual meeting May 20 to help couples elevate their relationship during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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Attach: Helping Couples Connect With Each Other

May 8, 2020, 10:16 am | David Brown, Anthony Santiago

Friendship with each other serves as a strong foundation that will help couples weather any storm. That is the premise of Attach, a virtual meeting May 13 to help couples elevate their relationship during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Social Isolation Does Not Mean You Have to Be Lonely

May 8, 2020, 9:27 am | Jeongeun Lee, Natasha Peterson

Because older adults are at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19, self-isolation is important for their safety during this pandemic. At the same time, social connection is important for their wellbeing, according to Jeongeun Lee, an Iowa State University assistant professor and extension specialist in human development and family studies.

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