Middle School-Aged Youth Faith Development

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  • Early adolescents (ages 11-15) find identity, purpose, and compassion in Unitarian Universalism.
  • By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group
    Permission forms are one form of communication with parents and guardians. Parents/guardians should understand the components of a youth program including: ...
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    Best Practices ...
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    Policies around sleeping arrangements at youth events in the past have either been too laissez-faire, or rigidly bound to norms that don't fit our values (assumptions of heterosexuality or binary gender.) ...
  • By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group
    Because of the power disparities and the potential for boundary violation in pastoral care conversations between adults and youth, we...
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    It is advisable to have two (or more) unrelated adults with youth during all programs and events. This helps to protect youth from abusive...
  • By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group
    Adults and religious professionals who work with youth need to know our reporting responsibilities and know what counts as child abuse...
  • By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group
    ​​The UUA defines “youth” as any young person currently in high school (or the equivalent for home-schooled youth or other uncommon schooling situations). "Youth" also includes minors of the same age who have left school without receiving a diploma. Youth fitting this definition may or may...
  • By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group
    Each group or event is encouraged to develop its own covenant to respect appropriate safety boundaries. Three forms of covenant are encouraged for programs to consider. ...
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    Adults working with youth bear a special responsibility in fostering youth spiritual development and modeling healthy behavior. ...
  • By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group
    Appropriate supervision of employees and volunteers is a key to safety youth ministry. Regular support and guidance for adults working with...
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    In youth ministry, safety training is needed for youth, youth leaders, advisors, and parents. Adults and youth need to be on the same page...
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    In our dedication to providing the safest possible environment for those we serve, we conduct background checks on adults working with our youth: ...
  • By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group
    Adults working with youth must be at least twenty­-five years old to participate in youth events organized by the UUA, and most regions and...
  • By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group, Ted Resnikoff
    Learning from the best practices of many Unitarian Universalist congregations, the UUA Safety Team and Youth Roundtable have developed recommendations for congregations to keep teenage youth safer from harm.

Central East Regional Group

inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop

MidAmerica Region

  • Geographic Expressions of Youth Ministry in MA ...
  • By MidAmerica Region of the UUA, Ashley Horan, Pastor Danny Givens
    From a young age, our children and youth are learning what being a Unitarian Universalist means—not just in theory, but in practice. In this webinar, we will talk with experts in the field of religious education and faith development about how justice-making can be a primary pedagogical tool and...

Pacific Western Region

Safe Congregagtions Handbook

  • By UUA Congregational Life Staff Group
    Safety precautions need to be taken to protect youth in virtual and physical spaces alike. Just as we advise adults not to be alone with...

Tapestry of Faith: Curricula and Resources for Lifespan Faith Development

Building Bridges

UU World