5th-7th Grade OWL Parents Questions & Answers Session
Do you have a 5th to 7th Grader? We have a special opportunity for RE this year! We are offering the Our Whole Lives (OWL) program.
Email or call Jennifer C. or Rachel C.
Parents - Mark the Dates for Mandatory Parent and Youth Orientation Sessions
Sunday, September 15: 11 AM - noon: PARENT ONLY orientation session
(Yes this is during service. Youth will attend Soul Matters RE)
Sunday, September 29: 11 AM - noon: YOUTH ONLY orientation session
Sunday, September 29, 12:45 - 1:45: PARENT & YOUTH final orientation session.
Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, Our Whole Lives not only provides facts about anatomy and human development, but also helps participants clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality. Developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ.
This ten-workshop curriculum is designed to help children ages nine through twelve to gain the knowledge, life principles, and skills they need to understand and express their sexuality in holistic, life-enhancing ways.
This comprehensive, developmentally appropriate program introduces key topics like values, body image, gender and sexual identity, peer pressure, and healthy relationships with sensitivity and inclusiveness, yet without specifically religious doctrine or reference.
WORKSHOP 1 Sexuality and Values
WORKSHOP 2 Images in Popular Culture
WORKSHOP 3 Body Image
WORKSHOP 4 Changes of Puberty
WORKSHOP 5 Gender
WORKSHOP 6 Feelings and Attractions
WORKSHOP 7 Reproduction and Staying Healthy
WORKSHOP 8 Decisions and Actions
WORKSHOP 9 Consent and Peer Pressure
WORKSHOP 10 Healthy Relationship and Celebration
(NOTE: This class will be closed to new members after the orientation sessions in September 2019.)