Author: Elodie Takamiya

Meet Jackson – DadLINE Education Coordinator

Jackson graduated from Truman State University with a BA in Communications. He then worked for Preferred Family Healthcare as a Behavioral Health Assistant and later as an Academic Coach for Upward Bound. He joined the Lifeline team in 2018 as a Pure Freedom educator, teaching relationship education and sexual abuse prevention to middle and high

What men should know about chlamydia and gonorrhea

Our clinic now offers testing for two of the most commonly reported STIs in the United States: chlamydia and gonorrhea. While you’re probably already aware of the dangers of these sexually transmitted infections to a pregnant woman’s health and her baby, did you know that they can also impact men negatively? This is especially true

Everything You Should Know About Paternity Testing

Paternity is defined as “the state of being someone’s father”, which is exactly what Darth Vader throws at Luke in his famous quote “I am your father” (yes, forget about the “Luke” at the beginning of the sentence, as this is an unfortunate misquote and the sith lord never actually said that).  Paternity tests are

How to bond with a newborn?

“When Nora was born, all I could do was stare at her and be in awe of her”, said Jackson, one of our staff members. The question is… what to do when your baby doesn’t seem to be in awe of you? We’ve had questions about dads in this kind of unfortunate situation and because

What does it mean to be a dad today?

What does it mean to be a dad today? There he comes, the head of the family, in his long, loose linen shirts and long socks made of wool. The father who represents authority, the one who holds the keys to morality. The primary parent.  Fast-forward to the 21st century, and a lot of things