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Purdue Extension: Expert Resources for COVID-19

Food, Health, Finances, Parenting & Wellness - Jennifer Stefancik (5/15/2020)

May 15, 2020


Take a few minutes to ENJOY these informative video by Jennifer Stefancik

Also listed are FREE Webinars/Zooms - please note time zone differences


Educator - Health & Human Sciences

 Jennifer may be reached by email at with any questions


Healthy Start Communities That Care

A FREE voluntary incentive program for Women to ensure Mom, Baby (and Dad, too) have a happy healthy pregnancy and are as best-prepared for the life after baby's arrival.  Program is offered to ANY Daviess, Dubois, Martin or Green County residents.  Gifts may include baby items, maternal items, giftt cards, etc.  Participants who  complete the Program will receive a $50 gift card at birth as well as the incentivie gifts!!


Special Areas of interest - incentive gifts for each session


Early Care - When 0-12 weeks

Making Plans - When 12-20 weeks

Prepare for Baby - When 20-30 weeks

Prepare for Birth - When 30-37 weeks (or sooner)


See the flyer below for full details and additional information.  


To register contact your local Perinatal Navigator to enroll today - (812) 254-2760 ext. 1333




FREE Webinars or Zooms


Fathering in 15


Join us for 15 Topics, 15 Minutes, Online learning to help you be the best dad you can be and receive a $50 gift card for completing the program!


Connect with our staff today!


Daviess County: Call or Text 812-698-6042

Dubois & Martin Counties: Call or Text 812-309-3983

Greene County: Call 812-665-0311


See flyer below for add'l information and full details - thank you!





COVID-19 Family Care Page (added 5/12/20)



FREE Webinars for consumers (Added 5/15/2020)


1. Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?

Thursday, May 21; 9-10 am or 7-8 pm

Has COVID-19 inspired you to clean while staying at home? Or maybe it is time for your traditional spring cleaning.  Do you wonder what to do with your treasured possessions now or in the future? Family feuds are more likely to erupt over treasured possessions than over money.  Learn how you can leave a legacy and manage family relationships while making decisions about your possessions. This webinar will help you learn:

· Strategies to jump-start conversations about inheritance

· About the powerful messages in who gets what 

· The importance of planning for both titled and non-titled property

· How complex emotional and family relationships impact personal property decisions

· Six key decision-making factors in non-titled property transfer

· About resources, including a workbook, to help improve family decision making

Register for this webinar at


2. Adjusting to Suddenly Reduced Income  

Tuesday, May 26; 10-11 am 
Many people have recently experienced a sudden reduction in their income. Join us to learn how to minimize the effects of income loss. Register for this webinar at


3. Budgeting 101: Making a Plan  

Thursday, May 28; 3-4 pm or 7-8 pm

Do you want to gain control of your finances?  A budget is a valuable tool to help you better manage your finances. This webinar provides information and tools to address wants and needs, goal setting, balancing income and expenses, and setting aside money for an emergency fund and other savings goals. Register for this webinar at   


4. Mental Well-Being, Resilience & Self-Care 

Tuesday, June 2; 11 am-noon
Our lives have changed significantly during this pandemic. At a time when we need social support and reassurance, we are faced with uncertainty and the need to keep physically distant. What are the risks to our mental health? How do we help ourselves before helping others? Join us to explore how to promote mental well-being and resilience as we navigate this challenging time.  Register for this webinar at

5. Budgeting 201: Managing a Plan

Thursday, June 4; 3-4 pm or 7- 8 pm

Do you have a budget and struggle with following it?  This webinar will provide tips and strategies for managing your spending plan. Discover ways to make changes to save money, manage debt, and plan for future goals. Register for this webinar at

6. COVID-19 Scams 

Tuesday, June 9; 10-11 am or 7-8 pm

Beware of COVID-19 Scams! The Federal Trade Commission has received over 40,500 Covid-19 fraud reports with American consumers reporting losses of $28.47 million.  This webinar will help you spot COVID-19 related scams, learn how to avoid the scams, and identify where and how to file a complaint. Register for this webinar 


7. Preparing Your Finances for Disasters & Pandemics 

Tuesday, June 16; 11 am-noon

Are you financially prepared to survive the next disaster or pandemic? Plan to participate in this webinar to learn specific strategies to increase your financial resilience.  Register for this webinar at


8. Making the Cut - Meat Masters Webinar - Mayy 22, 2020

Join us to learn the best preparation methods for different cuts of Beef and Pork and get the most nutrition and taste out of your meats!

Sign up today at


See flyer below for full details







Topic - All Things Food


1.  Food Storage 


2. Grocery Shopping


3. Kitchen Substitutes



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Topic - Money Matters



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