Parents and Caregivers As Sexuality Educators: Small Group Ministry

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

Twelve 90-minute sessions invite parents and caregivers to explore their role as the primary sexuality educators of their elementary through teenage children. Using a small group ministry format, adults engage with topics including Gender Identity, Relationships, Social Media, Unintended Pregnancy, and Consent. This program can be run concurrently for parents and caregivers while children or youth engage in an Our Whole Lives (OWL) sexuality education program. The sessions 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. Many adults struggle to wield this power 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 entire program (Word, 127 pages): Introduction, Preface, and 12 sessions.

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Get tips for leading this program with online groups!
Watch a February, 2021 webinar (YouTube) in the Our Whole Lives (OWL) Taking Flight series, with curriculum author Robin Slaw.

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By Patricia Infante

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One that has been most difficult to reckon with for many congregations has been the need to postpone plans for Our Wholes Lives (OWL), our flagship comprehensive sexuality education program.

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