Friday, August 16, 2013

Our Whole Lives for Grades 10-12 Starting in October 2013!

Are you concerned that abstinence-only sexuality education does not prepare youth for the real world? Do you want today's youth to have a well-rounded education so that they can make informed and ethical choices regarding their health, relationships, sexuality and expression?

Our Whole Lives: Sexuality Education for Grades 10-12 helps high school youth gain the knowledge, life principles and skills they need to express their sexuality in life-enhancing ways. It puts sexuality into the context of values and personal responsibility, helping them manage social pressure and advocate for equality. It provides an opportunity to bring values and integrity to the real-life issues. OWL is a secular curriculum developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ.

Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will be offering Our Whole Lives for grades ten through twelve. Beginning on October 6, participants will meet on Sundays from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Participants must commit to participation in the full-year and must be registered in advance. Registration fees are $25 for participants from member families and $50 for participants from non-member families. All students in grades 10-12 are invited to participate (regardless of religion, church affiliation, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity).

An important parent meeting will be held on Sunday, September 29th from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Parents will gain an understanding of the scope of the program, get to know the teachers, ask questions and complete necessary paperwork.
Participants are guided by trained facilitators through an engaging curriculum that address topics typically excluded from sexuality education and health classes. Topics include:

Examining Values
Body Image and Feelings
Anatomy & Physiology
Sexual Response Cycle and Sexual Functioning
Reproductive and Sexual Health Care
AIDS and Other STDs
Condoms and Negotiating for Safer Sex
Sexy Safe Fantasy
Gender Roles
Identity, Roles, and Orientation
Sexual Orientation
Conception, Pregnancy and Birth
Parenting License
Parenting Alternatives
Sexuality Timeline
Sexuality and People with Disabilities
Sexual Expressions and Relationships
Verbal and Non‐verbal Communication
What Makes a Good Relationship?
Questions of the Other Gender
Defining Intimacy
Masturbation Myths and Facts
Sexual Behavior
Images of Love and Sex in Music and Video
Power and Responsibility
Power in Relationships
Breaking UP and Moving On
New Reproductive Choices
Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Harassment and Erotica
Date Rape
Between Consenting Adults
Gay Pride Parade
Gender Equity
Sexuality and Social Issues
If you have questions or would like to register, contact Linda Hapeman, Director of Religious Education (