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Sexuality Education for Children and Youth: Sexual Health Assessment Checklist

To complete this form before printing it:

Our Whole Lives (OWL) Curricula Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Is OWL/sexuality education offered for: Parents/guardians?
K-1?
4-6?
Middle School?
High School?
Have all OWL/sexuality educators received the OWL required training?
If OWL is offered at any level Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Are the OWL/sexuality educators observed at least annually by a professional sexuality educator?
Are the OWL educators on the OWL email list?
  Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Do you have the complete set of OWL curricula and the faith guides available for: Director of Religious Education?
Trained Volunteers?
Review by parents/guardians of children taking the program?
  Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Do the educators have access to a professional sexuality educator for supervision and consultation?
Do the OWL teachers attend at least an annual update on sexuality issues at a local conference or workshop?
Does the minister meet with the parents/guardians of the children and youth participating in OWL?
Has the minister taken the OWL training?
Does the minister meet with the students taking OWL to talk about UU values and sexual decision making?
DRE and OWL Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Has the director of religious education taken the OWL training?
OWL orientation for parents/guardians?
OWL orientation for middle schoolers?
OWL orientation for young adults?
Does the director of religious education have regular check ins with the OWL facilitators?
Youth Group Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Is the youth group divided by developmental ages: Middle School?
Early High School?
Late High School?
  Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Do all youth leaders sign and abide by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) Code of Ethics for working with young people?
Do youth leaders know the laws about consent in your state?
Are youth educated annually about the laws of consent in your state?
Is there a support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) teens?
Is there a gay/straight church alliance?
Are guidelines for teen sexual and romantic interactions developed each year by the youth group?
Are these guidelines prominently displayed in the youth group space?
Do you know what the UUA means by the Third Option for sexuality issues for youth?
Are there pamphlets about local sexual health services available in the space that youth meet?
  Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Do youth centered or youth led worship services or education sessions or retreats periodically focus on such sexuality related issues as: Peer Pressure?
Sexual and gender identity?
Relationships with friends?
Relationships with parents/guardians?
Safe Internet use?
Sexual Limit Setting?
Abstinence and Safer Sex?
Parents/Guardians Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Is there a session for parents/guardians with leaders before OWL/sexuality education is taught?
Is written permission from parents/guardians required for OWL K-12?
Does the program regularly include homework assignments between parents/guardians and children?
Community involvement Yes No Don't Know Plans for Improvement
Does the director of religious education have relationships with local youth support agencies for referrals?
Are there opportunities for youth to volunteer at local community groups that address sexuality issues, such as a local family planning center, AIDS organization, LGBT organization?

Sexuality Education for Children and Youth: Assessing Sexual Health

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Last updated on Friday, October 3, 2014.

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