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Build a Strong Family to Benefit Children and Adults

April 1, 2021, 9:15 am | Joy Rouse

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.

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Couples Become Stronger by Engaging with Others

March 17, 2021, 1:36 pm | Anthony Santiago, David Brown

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.

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Couples: Manage Differences Effectively for a Better Relationship

March 12, 2021, 1:23 pm | Anthony Santiago, David Brown

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.

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Read Across Iowa Celebrations Kick Off

March 3, 2021, 2:13 pm |

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.

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Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainings Set for March, April, May

March 2, 2021, 11:53 am | David Brown, Demi Johnson

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.

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