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Our Whole Lives of God Training Event

     Our Whole Lives is a comprehensive, kindergarten through adult sexuality education curriculum series. It provides youth with accurate information on sexual health, human development, sexual behavior, relationships, and personal skills in the supportive setting of their faith community. This workshop trains teachers in how to teach participants about sexuality in age-appropriate ways. The workshop will focus on the curricula for grades 7-9 and 10-12.

     To be certified as Our Whole Lives teachers, individuals are expected to: demonstrate a commitment to a values-based, comprehensive sexuality education; have a willingness to affirm the Our Whole Lives program goals, values, and philosophy; have an ability to provide a safe, engaging learning environment; and have an appreciation for working with people of diverse races, cultures, ages, abilities, and sexual and gender orientations. Two adults are required to be present at all times whenever Our Whole Lives is taught. Therefore, if a church or organization wants to teach Our Whole Lives, two adults (preferably different genders) need to attend a training.

For more information about Our Whole Lives:

Our Whole Lives was the featured cover story in The Christian Century, June 13, 2012 edition.

Note: This training has an evaluation component. Trainers will be evaluating participants on facilitation skills, comfort with the materials and behavioral appropriateness. Any concerns will be brought up with the individual. At the end of the training, you will be approved (or not) as an OWL leader.

Training is limited to 22 people

Registration Deadline: Friday, August 17, 2012


Friday, August 24
1:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Dinner and Snacks provided
Saturday, August 25
9:00am – 5:00 pm, Lunch and Snacks provided
Sunday, August 26
9:00 am – 3:00 pm, Lunch & Snacks provided

In order to be certified to teach this curriculum, participants must attend ALL training sessions.

Registration fee: $150.00/person

The registration fee covers the cost of the workshop including: trainers, meals, and supplies. The required Our Whole Lives manuals are not included.
Required Materials: Our Whole Lives manuals

The Our Whole Lives manuals are required if you will be teaching the curriculum. Please order the appropriate manuals directly from UCC Resources at least 10 days before the training.

To order call: 1-800-537-3394.

Receive a 25% discount when you tell the sales representative that you are ATTENDING A TRAINING.

Note: Only one Advocacy Manual is needed.

For 7-9th: w/discount
7-9 Our Whole Lives Curriculum $75.00 $56.25
7-9 Sexuality and Our Faith $18.00 $13.50
Advocacy Manual $12.00 $ 9.00
$105.00 $78.75

For 10-12:
10-12 OWL Curriculum $60.00 $45.00
10-12 Sexuality and Our Faith $18.00 $13.50
Advocacy Manual $12.00 $ 9.00
$90.00 $67.50

Questions? Contact Local Hosts: VeAnn Clark, Church of the Valley (DOC), ph: 818-786-4070 x104 email: veann@covtoday.org
Neal Washburn, SCNC – UCC, ph: 626-798-8082 x11 email: washburn@scncucc.org

Download a registration form here

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