Our Whole Lives/OWL for Youth & Adults 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.
K-1st Grades: Supports parents in educating children about birth, babies, bodies and families. Following a Parent Meeting and Parent/Child Orientation, the eight sessions engage children with stories, songs and activities and include a weekly homework project for parents and children to do together. Promotes dialogue between parent and child.
4-6th Grades: An 8-session program for learning about and discussing the physical and emotional changes of puberty. Participants will read It's Perfectly Normal by Robie H. Harris, and examine topics such as values and sexuality, communication and decision making. Each session includes a homework activity for parents and children to complete together.
7th-9th Grades: 25 sessions offer a comprehensive approach to human sexuality in an age-appropriate manner. Based firmly on the values of respect, responsibility, justice and inclusiveness, the sessions help young people apply these values to their behavior and provides them with information and skills they can use throughout life. Includes a comprehensive parent orientation.
10th-12th Grades: Using a comprehensive approach, this program helps senior-high youth gain the knowledge, life principles and skills they need to express their sexuality in life-enhancing ways. Includes a parent orientation and 12 sessions. Adaptable for classroom, Sunday School or youth group settings.
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. Suggests 12 workshops, plus introductory and concluding sessions, but adaptable for many formats.
To schedule a program call 1.800.874.2025 or email [email protected]