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Long-Term Care

This comprehensive site will help families planning for and managing long-term care needs. Long-term care includes social, emotional, physical, financial, housing, and medical support and assistance throughout the aging process.

Parenting Again

The number of grandparents who are raising their grandchildren continues to rise. This website helps grandparents deal with the unique challenges second-time parents face.

Dealing with Toddlers

This website provides helpful tips for parents and caregivers of toddlers. Covers safety, eating, toilet training, learning to say goodbye, and more.

Helping Children Succeed in School

All parents want their children to become successful, caring adults. This websites help parents get involved in their children’s formal education.

Resources for Families


Resources for Kids

  • Let's Party: Tips for having safe, drug free parties for 5th-8th graders including a hosting checklist, tasty recipes, and fun party games.
  • Best of Friends: Kids and Dogs: This website helps children learn about dogs, the responsibility of caring for dogs and how to be safe around them. (Intended for 4th-6th grade students)
  • HOT Project: Healthy Outcomes for Teens: The HOT Project is for website for middle school students to increase their knowledge about obesity and Type 2 diabetes.
  • Walk in My Shoes: Learn what it feels like to be older and what happens to our bodies as we age.


Aging Resources


Home Resources

  • Stain Solutions: This comprehensive site will help you conquer nearly any stain, including the supplies you will need and the preferred method for safely remove the stain.
  • Dealing with Clutter: Are you overwhelmed with clutter? This website helps you deal with the many barriers to getting organized.
  • How to Dispose of Unwanted Medicine: Learn how to safely dispose of unwanted medicine and personal care products.
  • Take Action on Radon: Radon is an invisible, odorless, tasteless radioactive gas that is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.
  • Healthy Indoor Air: The Healthy Indoor Air web site will help you identify and prevent air quality problems and will give you the necessary solutions.
  • Winter Storm Resource Center: Links to the information you need to cope with severe winter weather.

Resources for Professionals

Community Health: Education, Prevention and Inspiration: Empowering people to make healthy, respectful and responsible choices.

Family Files: Facts for all ages.

News and highlights for IEAFCS Members: Get the latest information from Illinois Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Refill Your Cup with Self-Care: Genuine, sustained self-care is an art.