PSA: Parent Orientation for OWL: Nov. 5
November 03, 2017
A Parent Orientation for OWL (Our Whole Lives) will take place on Sunday, Nov. 5, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Thetford Hill Church.
OWL is an award-winning comprehensive and progressive approach to sexuality education, addressing human sexuality in a developmentally appropriate manner. It is fun, engaging, and provides young people with accurate information on sexual health, human development, sexual behavior, relationships, and personal skills in a supportive setting.
Although created and updated by the Unitarian Universalists and the United Church of Christ the program is secular and based on these four shared values:
- sexual health
- justice and inclusivity
The program takes a stand on gender equity and the inclusion of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues, which are often excluded from traditional curricula. In group, criteria for sexually healthy relationships are clearly laid out as our yardsticks for making decisions. OWL helps young people adopt these very human values, and it provides them with information and skills they need to embody healthy decision making for life. And, importantly, the OWL curriculum affirms parents as their children’s primary sexuality educators.
Please email Inquiries to our OWL Team (Meg Darrow-Williams, Kathy Hooke, Sean Boyce, Kim Knowlton-Young and Pastor Robin Junker): [email protected].