by Amanda Alice Uluhan, RE Programs Coordinator
Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior, no matter the age! 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 provides facts about anatomy and human development, 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.
Starting Fall 2019
Ages 12-14/Grades 7-8: A sexuality education program for youth that models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice. A holistic program that moves beyond the intellect to address the attitudes, values, and feelings that youth have about themselves and the world. September 2019-May 2020, 25 90-minute workshops.
Ages 10-12/Grades 5-6: This program helps participants learn about and discuss the physical and emotional changes of puberty. The program offers accurate, unbiased information on human sexuality to preteens who need it to make responsible decisions and stay healthy. September-December 2019, 12 60-minute workshops.
Ages 50+/Older Adult: A holistic sexuality education curriculum for older adults. Comprehensive and progressive, this program addresses sexuality with sensitivity and respect for older adults’ wisdom and life experience. October-November 2019, 12 2-hour workshops.
Starting Winter/Spring 2020
Ages 15-17/Grades 10-11: Comprehensive program for grades 10-11. Activities help participants make healthy, well-informed decisions about relationships and sexuality. January-May 2020, 14 60-minute workshops.
Ages 5-7/Grades 1-2: Supports parents and kids in learning about birth and sexuality. The program affirms all kinds of families and helps children identify and avoid sexual abuse. Activities include stories, songs, arts and crafts. January-March 2020, 10 60-minute workshops.
Ages 35-50/Adults: Using values, communication skills and spirituality as starting points, this program explores sexuality issues for adults of all ages. Builds understanding of healthy sexual relationships, affirms diversity and helps participants accept and affirm their own sexuality throughout their lives. Spring 2020, 14 2-hour workshops.
Learn more and register online: www.esuc.org/learning/owl.