Understanding and Fighting Against Teen Dating Violence

16 Feb, 2021

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and this year’s theme is “Know Your Worth”. As a holistic health education program, Pure Freedom values youth’s safety and well-being above all. Therefore, in this post, we are going back to what teen dating violence is, what it looks like, and how as parents or educators we […]

New School Requirements On Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Education

27 Jan, 2021

Sexual Abuse Prevention

Child Sexual Abuse Prevention: A New State Law Pure Freedom is a holistic education program that strives to equip students with the knowledge on how to achieve optimal health in their relationships and lives in general. Our staff is a team of dedicated educators who are committed to pursuing ongoing education in order to always […]

Meet Angelita

14 Sep, 2020

Angelita Garth Data Manager Meet and greet Angelita Garth, our new Data Manager! Angelita comes from a small town in central Iowa and went to school at Iowa State University. Passionate about statistics, she opted to study the subject and graduated with a BS in Mathematics and Statistics, followed by an MS in Statistics. She’s […]

Meet Heather

01 Sep, 2020

Meet Heather

Heather Newsome Financial Assistant Say hi to Heather, Lifeline team’s recent addition! Heather is serving as Financial Assistant, taking care of Lifeline’s account balances, expenditures, inventory, monitoring program budgets and much more. A job that she greatly enjoys: “Working here is an absolute joy. The staff is so welcoming, thoughtful, and caring!” Before joining us, […]

Meet Breanne

21 Jul, 2020

Breanne Hunt Executive Director We are thrilled to finally present you Lifeline’s Executive Director, Breanne! Breanne grew up on a farm in Unionville, and this experience taught her a lot about hard work and tenacity. Because she’s always enjoyed business principles, she decided to study business and obtained an MBA with an emphasis in public […]

Positive Youth Development: What Makes Youth Succeed In Life

22 Jun, 2020

Positive Youth Development

First, we focused on understanding. Understanding the unique characteristics of the teenage brain, how different it is from the adult brain, and what those differences mean for youth on a practical level. The second piece of the puzzle is to find out what factors determine healthy youth development. Why do certain teenagers turn into happy […]

New Sexual Risk Avoidance Educator: Ryan

15 Jun, 2020

Sexual Risk Avoidance

Ryan Hanley Sexual Risk Avoidance Educator Pure Freedom’s team is expanding with the arrival of a brand new Sexual Risk Avoidance educator: Ryan! Ryan is a breath of fresh air, not only because he is a guy (we only had one in our team before), but because he just recently graduated from college bringing an […]

Unveiling the Secrets of the Teenage Brain

28 Apr, 2020

The teenage brain is unique

Teenagers are both full of potential and vulnerable… and this is absolutely not their fault. Instead, it all has to do with their brains. Did you know that at birth, the size of a newborn’s brain is only about 40% the size it will be in adulthood? And that in addition to the size, our […]

A Better Approach to Sex Education

13 Apr, 2020

A Better Approach to Sex Education

Sex is without a doubt a fundamental aspect of life. It strengthens the bond between partners and has been proven to carry many physical and psychological beneficial properties. On the other hand, sexual activity comes with an array of risks, such as STDs, unintended pregnancies, regrets, feelings of being used and a loss of self-esteem. […]

Meet Elodie

20 Jan, 2020

Meet Elodie

Elodie Takamiya French Interpreter and Communications Specialist Elodie is a French Interpreter and a Communications Specialist at Lifeline Pregnancy Help Clinic in Kirksville. Since Pure Freedom is part of Lifeline, she will be writing new blog posts for Pure Freedom as well. After being born in Ukraine, Elodie lived most of her life in France […]