Our Whole Lives Comprehensive Sexuality Education Series
Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a positive, comprehensive and age-appropriate educational program that promotes sexual health and is informed by the guidelines of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). It was created by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) and the United Church Board for Homeland Ministries (United Church of Christ).
What are the goals?
To provide accurate, developmentally appropriate information;
To increase self-esteem and understand relationships with and responsibilities toward others;
To develop interpersonal skills including communication,
Decision making, and problem solving; and to teach; responsibility for personal health and safety.
Sexuality Education is Lifelong Learning
Grade level series are presented through (Kindergarten-1st), (4th-6th), (7th-9th), (10th-12th), Young Adult, & Adult education classes. Our congregation maintains constant support and continued education towards nurturing safe boundaries and fostering a sexually healthy congregation.
Trained Facilitators at UUCLV
The Our Whole Lives program at UUCLV is led by screened religious professionals, members, and friends of our UUCLV community and have all successfully completed the formal facilitator training through the UUA.
The congregation offers OWL programs on an as needed basis when a critical mass of participants are committed.