2021 Home and Family Registration

The annual Home and Family Conference is sponsored by the Indiana Extension Homemakers Association and Health and Human Sciences Extension at Purdue University.

June 1-3, 2021

Join us for a three day conference to learn new heritage skill crafts, i-Lead sessions, annual meeting, and more. Conference is held at:

Embassy Suites by Hilton, 6089 Clarks Creek Road , Plainfield, IN 46168

Ready to Book the hotel room?

Reserve your room. Rooms are suites that sleep 4 to 5 guest.

Ready to Register?

Print and mail in your 2021 registration.  Sorry there is no online registration for 2021.  Home and Family Form 2021

Want more information about Conference Agendas?

i-LEad

i-LEaD Level 2

Tuesday, June 1 2021. 11:00am-5:00pm
Presenter: Susie Neher
How is your working relationship with others in your community? Do you know how to engage community leaders or your own club leaders? We will encourage you to build a stronger team with others by elevating your team building skills through collaborating, delegating and motivating others. We will also discuss community power structures

i-LEaD Level 3

Tuesday, June 1 2021. 11:00am-5:00pm
Presenter: Mark Kepler
The final step in I – LEaD training, level 3 focuses on Creative Thinking and Conflict Resolution.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

President’s Roundtable: Blueprints for Our Future

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 2:30-3:30pm
Presenter: Jan Gogel
Join fellow County Presidents and explore the tools needed to navigate the coming year. Only one representative per county, please.

Cooking Under Pressure

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 2:30-3:30pm
Presenter:Abbigail Sampson
Do you have an electric programmable pressure cooker, but you aren’t sure how to use it? Do you want one, but not sure how useful it will be? Then join us and learn how to use your appliance, food safety, and healthy recipes.

Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO): Marvel or Malady

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 2:30-3:30pm
Presenter: Peter Goldsbrough
Genetically modified organisms have been one of the most controversial topics in food and agriculture over the past 25 years. This presentation will discuss how GMOs are made and used, compare GMOs to other methods that are used to develop new varieties, and present the case for why these and other new methods of genetic modification are important for the future.

Matter of Balance

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 2:30-3:30pm
Presenter: Kristen Lowry & Lisa Cangany
This is a fall prevention program that will educate you with exercises to keep your independence.

Move Your Body with Chair Based Exercises

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 2:30-3:30pm
Presenter: Brittney Schori
Chair – Based Exercise (CBE) is a popular form of exercise. This workshop will show you how you can improve your strength, balance and flexibility. Those attending this workshop will be engaging in physical activity, please dress accordingly.

“Happy Wife, Happy Life!” Is Marriage Really that Simple?

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 2:30-3:30pm
Presenter: Barbara Beaulieu
Communication is the basis for a healthy marriage. Relationship communication skills don’t come easy for everyone. Some couples will have to work on their techniques for years. A few tools will be shared to help strengthen your relationship by being able to speak openly and honestly with one another.

#Socialmedia: Teens, Tweens and Well-Being

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 3:45-4:45pm
Presenter: Dr. Deborah Nichols
This talk will explore teens and tweens’ use of social media and how this use relates to their well-being and mental health both prior to and during the pandemic. What are teens and tweens doing on and with social media? Who benefits? How does social media relate to well-being? Guidance on helping teens and tweens to use social media critically and responsibly will be included.

Secretary/Treasurer Roundtable

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 3:45-4:45pm
Presenters: Ellen King & Peg Peter
2021 – 2022 County Secretaries and Treasurers ONLY are invited to review information for the new program year.

Restore and Reconnect: Finding Balance after the Pandemic (Depression vs Covid Fatigue)

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 3:45-4:45pm
Presenters: Becky Lane & Laura Hawkins
We will discuss how the covid-19 pandemic has affected the mental and physical health of Hoosiers. We will share strategies for regaining and reconnecting with your community.

Food Insecurity & Covid

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 3:45-4:45pm
Presenter: Heather Eicher-Miller
This talk will explain how the pandemic has impacted food insecurity at the national and state level. The way that food insecurity is related to diet and health for families and individuals will also be covered in this talk along with resources that help address food insecurity.

Matter of Balance

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 3:45-4:45pm
Presenter: Kristen Lowry & Lisa Cangany
This is a fall prevention program that will educate you with exercises to keep your independence.

Young Homemakers…So Alike Yet So Different?

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 3:45-4:45pm
Presenters: Anne Moore & Michelle Roberts
We are an organization that serves the needs of multiple generations. What are the needs of younger homemakers and how can we meet those needs; with all the challenges young families face in today’s fast paced and technologically advanced world? This session will be an open forum to address this issue and explore ways to make IEHA more attractive to a younger population.

Ask Angie (Ext. Educators Only)

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 12:15-1:15pm
Presenter: Dr. Angie Abbott
Update from Assistant Dean in the College of Health and Human Sciences and Associate Director for Purdue Extension. This session is for Extension Educators ONLY and will be held virtually.

Dynamics of Domestic Violence

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 12:15-1:15pm
Presenter: Danielle White
This training explores the definitions of domestic abuse, cycle of abuse, power and control wheel, barriers to leaving abusive relationships, impact of abuse, becoming an empowered bystander and a look at potential scenarios that may be found in the community or in a workplace environment.

The State of Broadband in Indiana

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 12:15-1:15pm
Presenter: Roberto Gallardo
(The term Broadband commonly refers to high speed internet access.) This session will provide an overview of multiple metrics involved with broadband in Indiana including but not limited to speed test results, broadband availability, digital divide index and others. The objective of the session is to provide attendees a birds-eye view of broadband in Indiana, including socioeconomic indicators that affect broadband adoption and use.

Riley Cheer Guild: Creative Arts Therapies

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 12:15-1:15pm
Presenter: Ann Hannan
Attendees will be introduced to three creative art therapies: music, art and dance. You will learn how each of these are used in the medical setting. The session will focus on how these modalities support patients from a physical, social, medical, emotional and spiritual perspective.

The Indiana Album: Unearthing Indiana’s Hidden Photographs

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 12:15-1:15pm
Presenter: Joan Hostetler
Many of Indiana’s most interesting photographs can only be found in family attics and shoeboxes, so a non profit named the Indiana Album was organized in 2015 to host Scan-A-Thons across the state. So far, volunteers and staff have copied, cataloged and shared over 20,000 images of towns, businesses, houses, farm life, everyday scenes and interesting people from all eras (up to present). This presentation will highlight some of the most interesting photos discovered so far, provide clues and date and identify mystery images, detail how to preserve your own family or club photos and explain how your organization can become involved with this grassroots, community driven organization.

The “What’s” of First Books for Kids

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 1:30-2:30pm
Presenters: Jo Almond & Linda Gause
What’s new, What’s old, What’s worked, What hasn’t worked; join us for answers and updates!

Meeting Membership Needs with Multiple Generations

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 1:30-2:30pm
Presenters: Martha Alle & Membership Committee
From the Post World War 2 era to the Millenials, there are currently 5 generations in our membership database. Each generation has its own unique characteristics and view on the world and how it chooses to communicate and participate. This workshop will explore those unique characteristics and identify how to meet their needs. We will offer tips for customizing messaging to reach audience and build the membership base.

The Power of Positive Thinking

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 1:30-2:30pm
Presenter: Linda Curley
Based on the book titled The Mayo Clinic Guide to Stress Free Living, this adaptation focuses on developing a positive attitude toward life to benefit our overall health. Health benefits include better coping skills, reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, reduced rates of depression, increased life span and many more. Join us as we identify action steps to help us practice positive thinking every day.

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) and Child Welfare

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 1:30-2:30pm
Presenter: Dr. Carmen Jones
Dr. Jones will describe Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which are indicators of maltreatment that occurs prior to the age of 18 years: review key findings of ACE studies, introduce how to access for ACEs through a self administered survey, describe the prevalence of ACEs in the United States and discuss how ACEs affect the well being of persons throughout the lifespan and discuss new conversations surrounding how ACEs can be prevented.

Taking Control When Your Income Drops

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 1:30-2:30pm
Presenter: Jo Gilreath
Unexpected, unplanned drops in income can occur for various reasons, to anyone. Want to learn how you can increase your sense of control over your financial situation? Jo will share information on differentiating needs vs. wants, how to set priorities and approach a spending-savings plan and how to access community resources when you have an unexpected drop in income. .

i-LEaD Board Training (invitation only)

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 2:45-3:45pm
Presenter: Ellen King
Planning session for i-LEaD board members only.

Public Relations: How Photos Can Help Publicize Your Event & Help Attract New Members

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 2:45-3:45pm
Presenters: Robert White & Public Relations Focus Group
In this session you will see what type of photos to take and how to use them to promote your IEHA event. What images should you capture to maximize the turn out of your events? Once you’ve got the picture learn how to use photograph placement on flyers and social media; how best to position to maximize how many potential members STOP to LOOK and READ about your event.

Let’s Get Cooking with Quinoa

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 2:45-3:45pm
Presenter: Marcia Parnell
Whole grain has been trending as an important part of our diets. Quinoa (keen – wah) is a fairly new whole grain, it is simple to cook with and useable in a variety of recipes. Come learn about the origins, benefits and ways to incorporate quinoa into your meal planning. Which of the recipes will you be most likely to try?

Road Trip…Hoosier Style

Thursday, June 3, 2021, 2:45-3:45pm
Presenters: Education Focus Group
Explore Indiana, sights and sounds for the young and young at heart; families and friends. From North to South and East to West, enjoy what Indiana has to offer!

HERITAGE SKILLS

Basic Crochet Mug Rug

Tuesday June 1, 2021. 1:00-2:30p; 3:00-4:00p
Cost: $5
Bring szH Hook
Limit 10

Hand Quilting Wall Hanging

Tuesday June 1, 2021. 1:00-2:30p; 3:00-4:00p
Cost: $10
Bring thimble
Limit 15

Basic Knitting, Dish Cloth

Tuesday June 1, 2021. 1:00-2:30p; 3:00-4:00p
Cost: $5
Bring size 8-10 knitting needles
Limit 15

Upholstery Demonstration

Tuesday June 1, 2021. 1:00-2:30p
Cost: free
Limit 30

Crafts & More: Gift Bags from Lunch Bags

Thursday June 3, 2021. 12:15-1:15p
Cost: $5
Limit 20

Crafts & More: Origami Folded Mini Book

Thursday June 3, 2021. 12:15-1:15p
Cost: $5
Limit 20

Crafts & More: Mandala Rock Painting

Thursday June 3, 2021. 12:15-1:15p
Cost: $5
Limit 20

Crafts & More: Beaded Handle Serving Utensils

Thursday June 3, 2021. 12:15-1:15p
Cost: $5
Limit 20