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Home and Family

Family and Relationships

Strong, stable, and resilient families are crucial to the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and society. Children and adults with stable and satisfying family relationships experience greater emotional stability and health than do individuals who live with constant family tension and negative interactions.

Suddenly In Charge

Suddenly In Charge is a resource page for those tweens who have found themselves caring for younger children. This is a curriculum that will help them navigate their job, keeping safety as their top priority. 

Family Finances

While having more money cannot solve all problems, increasing our financial well-being can positively affect many of them. K-State Research and Extension provides information and education to help you increase your financial well-being. Through our educational programs and resources we support Kansans as they learn, develop skills, and adopt behaviors to:

  • Meet current and ongoing financial obligations.
  • Feel secure in their financial future. 
  • Be able to make choices that allow them to enjoy life.

Because at the end of the day, as P.T. Barnum said, “money is a terrible master but an excellent servant.”

Medicare Basics

When Your Income Drops

Many circumstances can lead to an abrupt reduction in income: a factory layoff or cutback, loss of a job, reduced farm income, or loss of a second income from a spouse. Just the threat of any of these situations is a serious blow to individuals and families struggling to survive economically in difficult times. The fact sheets in this series can help you begin to find your way when your income drops.