New Publication Available: Wellness in Tough Times Toolkit

A new publication is available from the Extension Foundation. ”The Wellness in Tough Times Toolkit” is authored by a team from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Authors are: Susan Harris, Soni Cochran, Kerry Elsen, Kayla Hinrichs, Julien Hoffman, Michelle Krehbiel, and Brandy VanDeWalle. The project was supported by a grant from the New Technologies in Agricultural Extension (NTAE) program. The team was supported in their work by the Extension Foundation and also received funding from Nebraska Extension, the Peter Kiewit Foundation, and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy Midwest Early Recovery Fund.

The publication helps Extension professionals and community partners “start the conversation” around mental well-being. It is a toolkit of resources, stories, and lessons learned by the team and their partners as they navigated the Wellness in Tough Times (WTT) project, which supports Nebraskans affected by multiple stressors. Stressors include a continuing downturn in the agricultural economy, a year of record-breaking natural disasters that impacted the entire state, and the global pandemic.

The publication provides practical information that will be useful to Extension professionals in a wide range of programs.

The publication is availablehere. Additional titles have recently become available on topics such as innovating curriculum, prescribed fire, emergency preparation and response, understanding food labels, and building farm and farm family resilience. You can find the entire library of publications here.

A note about our Publications.

After listening to the feedback of our Cooperative Extension partners, the new Publication bookshelf serves as a replacement for our old eFieldbook library. We greatly value and appreciate the feedback we received, including eliminating a LinkedIn login to access titles on the bookshelf. All titles are publicly available on our Connect Extension platform. Titles that were on our former eFieldbook bookshelf will be migrated over soon.