Youth Grades 10 Through 12 Invited To Special Retreat

UCLA News:

 

The Unitarian Church of Los Alamos is offering a two-day, comprehensive sexuality course/retreat for youth in grades 10 through 12.

 

The retreat begins 7-11 p.m. Friday, April 8 and resumes 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 9. There is a $30 fee to cover food costs.

The course/retreat uses the Our Whole Lives (OWL) curriculum for grades 10 through 12. The OWL course helps high school youth gain the knowledge, life principles and skills they need to express their sexuality in life-enhancing ways. It puts sexuality into the context of values and personal responsibility, helping them manage social pressure and advocate for equality. It provides an opportunity to bring values and integrity to the real-life issues.

OWL models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice. It helps high school‐age youth address their attitudes and values, their feelings about themselves and their sexuality, and their attitudes toward others’ sexuality. Participants are guided by trained facilitators through an engaging curriculum that addresses topics typically excluded from sexuality education and health classes. OWL is a secular curriculum, appropriate in a variety of settings.

Topics include: What is Sexuality?; Personal Values; Gender Roles; Identity, Roles, and Sexual Orientation; Making Safer Choices; Contraception & Condoms; Sexual Expressions & Relationships; Verbal and Nonverbal Communication; What Makes a Good Relationship; Defining Intimacy; Images of Love and Sex in Music and Video; Power in Relationships; Breaking Up and Moving On; Date Rape; and Gender Equality.

There are limited seats available. The deadline for signing up is March 21. Email Tina DeYoe at tina@uulosalamos.org for more information and registration forms. Visit http://www.uua.org/re/owl for more information on the OWL curriculum.

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