Our Whole Lives (OWL)
Sexuality Education at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship
Honest, accurate information about sexuality changes lives. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and has the potential to save lives.
OWL is offered at six levels based on development appropriateness:
This session supports parents in educating children about birth, babies, bodies and families. Following a Mandatory Parent Meeting and Parent/Child Orientation, the eight sessions engage children with stories, songs, and activities. Classes are held during Sunday Service. Children are required to be registered.
This 10-session program follows a Mandatory Parent Meeting and Parent/Child Orientation. Learning about and discussing the physical and emotional changes of puberty, participants will read It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie H. Harris, and will examine topics such as values and sexuality, community, and decision-making. Classes are held during Sunday Service. Children are required to be registered.
7-9TH GRADE – FALL 2019
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.
10-12TH GRADE – FALL 2019
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.
Helps participants navigate young adulthood with accurate information, increased self-knowledge, enhanced safety, and strengthened interpersonal skills.
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.
SENIOR ADULT – NEW! COMING SOON!
To find out more about this program or to enroll a child in OWL, contact the Director of Lifelong Learning.