OWL at Kingston Unitarian Fellowship

Honest, accurate information about sexuality changes lives. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and has the potential to save lives. For these reasons and more, Kingston Unitarian Fellowship is proud to offer Our Whole Lives (OWL), a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula.

If you are interested in registering your child(ren), learning more, or helping support this important work, please contact Amy Findley at re@kuf.ca.

You can learn more about OWL here: https://www.uua.org/re/owl.

Grades 1-3

This program supports parents/caregivers in educating children about birth, babies, bodies, safety, and families. Following a parent/child orientation, the 7 sessions engage children with stories, songs and activities and include a weekly HomeLink – a homework project for parents/caregivers and children to complete together. This program promotes dialogue between caregiver and child.

Mandatory Orientation for Participants and Parent(s)/Caregiver(s): Sunday, October 14 from 12:00-2:00 at KUF

Registration for OWL occurs at the orientation or by contacting the RE coordinator, Amy at re@kuf.ca

Sessions

Participants are asked to commit to attending all sessions. There is no fee associated with this session and is open to KUF kids.

The sessions will happen on the following Sundays from 10:30-11:30 at KUF: October 28, November 11, December 9, January 27, February 24, March 31, and April 28.

Grades 4-5

This 8-session program is designed to help children gain the knowledge, life principles, and skills they need to understand and express their sexuality in holistic, life-enhancing ways. This comprehensive, developmentally appropriate program introduces key topics like values, body image, gender and sexual identity, peer pressure, and healthy relationships with sensitivity and inclusiveness. Participants will read It’s Perfectly Normal by Robie H. Harris. Each session includes a HomeLink – a homework activity for parents/caregivers and children to complete together.

Mandatory Orientation for Participants and Parent(s)/Caregiver(s): Tuesday, October 9 from 5:00-7:00 at KUF

Registration for OWL occurs at the orientation or by contacting the RE coordinator, Amy at re@kuf.ca

Sessions

Participants are asked to commit to attending all sessions. There is a fee of $20 associated with this session and is open to KUF kids and the broader community.

The sessions will happen on the following Sundays from 1:00-3:00 at KUF: October 28, November 11, December 9, January 27, February 24, March 31, April 28, and May 26.

Grades 7-9

Details for the 2018-19 year to be announced soon.

A sexuality education program for youth that models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice. A holistic program that moves beyond the intellect to address the attitudes, values, and feelings that youth have about themselves and the world.

Unlike many other sexuality curricula currently available, this program is comprehensive and progressive. In an inclusive and developmentally appropriate manner, it addresses sensitive topics that are typically excluded. New topics include body image, social media/internet, bullying/bystander responsibilities, and consent education.

Grades 10-12

KUF is not offering OWL for this group in the 2018-19 year.

Using a comprehensive approach, this program helps senior-high youth gain the knowledge, life principles and skills they need to express their sexuality in life-enhancing ways.

Adult OWL

KUF is not offering OWL for these groups in the 2018-19 year.

Using values, communication skills and spirituality as starting points, this program explores sexuality issues for adults of all ages. Builds understanding of healthy sexual relationships, affirms diversity and helps participants accept and affirm their own sexuality throughout their lives. These sessions are often run as one off topics or as short series based upon the participants knowledge and interests. This includes Young Adult OWL, Adult OWL, and Older Adult OWL to match different life stages through our journeys.