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Parents and Caregivers As Sexuality Educators: Small Group Ministry

By UUA Ministries and Faith Development: Faith Development Office

In a small group setting, adults explore their roles as the most important sexuality educators their children will have.

Ten sessions invite parents and caregivers to explore their role as the primary sexuality educators of their elementary through teen age children. The 90-minute sessions use a small group ministry format to engage adults in topics including Gender Identity, Relationships, Social Media, and Consent. This program can be run concurrently, for parents and caregivers, with an Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education program for children or youth. It can also be incorporated into an existing small group ministry/Chalice Circle series for parents. Sessions are authored by Robin Slaw, an OWL trainer and credentialed UU religious educator. 

The information and attitudes that adults share with their children—intentionally or by default—carry extraordinary power. It is a power that many adults struggle to wield effectively and confidently. Often, their own experiences, perspectives, and worries get in the way. These sessions invite parents and caregivers to find support and courage with one another.

Download the program (PDF, 109 pages) (Introduction, Preface, and 10 sessions).

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