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Help Children Cope When the News Is Scary

March 13, 2020, 8:45 am | Malisa Rader

Some children are more sensitive to scary stories in the news or may worry about their safety and the safety of their loved ones. Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, suggests parents be reassuring, monitor their TV viewing when children are present and watch for signs of stress in their children.

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Monarchs on the Move Offers Opportunities in STEM

February 16, 2018, 11:58 am | Lynne Campbell, Maya Hayslett

A group of Iowa 4-H youth will come to Ames March 2–3 to be trained as a cadre of leaders for a new STEM curriculum, "Monarchs on the Move." The curriculum will be implemented by 4-H programs in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska and is expected to reach 5,000 youth from rural, urban and suburban backgrounds. 

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Class Leader Course Available for Powerful Tools for Caregivers

November 20, 2017, 2:46 pm | Malisa Rader, Laura Sternweis

A Powerful Tools for Caregivers Class Leader Training is scheduled for Jan. 24-25, 2018, to 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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Eco-Healthy Child Care Classes Offered Online

October 18, 2017, 12:42 pm | Malisa Rader, Laura Sternweis

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering two online series for early childhood professionals interested in becoming endorsed as an Eco-Healthy Child Care® program. The first series begins Nov. 1, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Help Children Cope with Frightening News

October 2, 2017, 12:22 pm | Lori Hayungs, Laura Sternweis

Coping with a frightening event in the news or a natural disaster can be difficult for children and their families. Lori Hayungs, a human science specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, suggests actions parents and caregivers can take to help children cope.

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