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Congregation Policies and Environment: Sexual Health Assessment Checklist

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  Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Do your bylaws address... anti-discrimination on sexual orientation?
full inclusion on sexual orientation?
anti-discrimination on gender identity and expression?
full inclusion on gender identity and expression?
gender equity?
sexual harassment?
inclusive language in worship and education?
family diversity?
  Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Do your hiring practices address... anti-discrimination on sexual orientation?
full inclusion on sexual orientation?
anti-discrimination on gender identity and expression?
full inclusion on gender identity and expression?
gender equity?
sexual harassment?
inclusive language in worship and education?
family diversity?
  Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Do your personnel policies address... anti-discrimination on sexual orientation?
full inclusion on sexual orientation?
anti-discrimination on gender identity/expression?
full inclusion on gender identity/expression?
gender equity?
sexual harassment?
inclusive language?
family diversity?
  Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Does the bulletin periodically include info on... anti-discrimination on sexual orientation?
full inclusion on sexual orientation?
anti-discrimination on gender identity/expression?
full inclusion on gender identity?
gender equity?
sexual harassment?
inclusive language?
family diversity?
  Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Does the web site include info on... anti-discrimination on sexual orientation?
full inclusion on sexual orientation?
anti-discrimination on gender identity/expression?
full inclusion on gender identity?
gender equity?
sexual harassment?
inclusive language?
family diversity?
  Yes No Don't know Plans for Improvement
Does the membership packet include info on... anti-discrimination on sexual orientation?
full inclusion on sexual orientation?
anti-discrimination on gender identity/expression?
gender equity?
sexual harassment?
inclusive language?
family diversity?
Inclusive language Yes No Don't know Plans for improvement
Are there guidelines encouraging full inclusion language that is given to all worship coordinators and speakers, bulletin and website editors, and membership leaders and greeters?

Does it include mindfulness around:
Diverse family formation?
Heterosexist language (e.g., Partner vs. Husband/Wife/ Spouse)?
Difference between sexual orientation and gender identity?
Representation of a variety of sexual orientations and gender identities in stories, etc.?
Non-gendered words used for divine?
Words that encompass all genders rather than only two (e.g., "people" instead of "women and men"; "siblings" instead of "brothers and sisters")?
Staff and Volunteers Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Is there a yearly analysis of the composition of the staff and Board of Trustees?
Does the analysis address sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, ability/disability, race, ethnicity and culture?
Are active attempts made to assure diversity in hiring and elections?
Library Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Is there a church library?
If yes;

Does it include prominently displayed books on:
Sexuality education for children?
Sexuality education for teens?
Sexuality Issues for Single adults?
Sexuality Issues for Couples?
Marriage and Family Resources?
LGBT resources?
Guides for parents/guardians on talking about sexuality issues?
Referrals Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Is there information about community referral sources on these sexuality issues posted on the bulletin board or available as pamphlets in the foyer or meeting space: Abuse survivors?
Adoption?
Cancer support groups?
HIV/AIDS support groups?
Coming out?
Family planning?
Infertility?
LGBT issues?
Pregnancy counseling?
Rape survivors?
Sex therapy?

Congregation Policies and Environment: Assessing Sexual Health

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Last updated on Wednesday, May 23, 2012.

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