|Specialists offer tips on managing the impact of caregiving|
As an increasing number of people find themselves juggling work and the responsibilities of providing care to a family member, experts with Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach advise that communication is key.
|At least 8,200 Iowa State graduates work as educators statewide|
Iowa State University is a leader in preparing thousands of teachers, principals, superintendents, professors, and other educators working throughout the state in all of Iowa’s 99 counties.
As of November, Iowa State had at least 8,201 graduates working as educators throughout the state, according to county-by-county data maintained by the Iowa State University alumni database.
|New toolkit helps Iowans better manage their finances|
Iowa social service workers have a new way to help their clients with financial issues, thanks to a nationally recognized toolkit being offered by Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.
|Program creates healthier outcomes for families with pre-teens|
With their three daughters soon to be teenagers, Pam and Chad Peterson of West Des Moines decided to seek help.
They turned to the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14, a seven-week, preventative program aimed at helping families as their children approach adolescence. The evidence-based program is offered by Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.
“We were looking for answers and found them,” Chad Peterson said. “When it comes to building a foundation for your family, a lot of times, the well-lit path is the good one.”
|Nutrition education program teaches kids about healthy eating|
Michelle Hanson and her son, Nash, are cutting fruit. Correction — Nash is cutting fruit with the help of a non-slip, fruit-shaped cutting board and a plastic safety knife. Hanson looks on with pride.
|Addressing wellness through early childhood literacy|
Being healthy and well starts at birth.
That’s why Iowa State University is helping families improve the quantity and quality of language in their homes.
Under a new outreach project called “Small Talk Story County,” Iowa State is partnering with the Ames Public Library and Raising Readers in Story County to improve early childhood literacy — thus improving overall outcomes and success rates for those children.
|Human Sciences seeks new efforts in extension and outreach|
Suzanne Bartholomae is well-versed in the benefits of extension and outreach.
Bartholomae, a state extension and outreach specialist and adjunct associate professor in human development and family studies, spearheaded delivery of a health insurance literacy curriculum to address confusion about the Affordable Care Act.
|Human Sciences Week celebrates college’s commitment to expand human potential, improve people’s lives|
The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will come together to celebrate its unique, innovative, people-oriented programs and rich traditions with food, dance, speakers, and philanthropic events during the first annual Human Sciences Week, Oct. 12 to 16.
|New 2015-2016 Faculty|
|ISU gerontology program carries out goal of the Older Americans Act|
In the spirit of the Older Americans Act, Iowa State University’s gerontology program helps older adults to age actively in the community of their choice.