2023 Our Whole Lives (OWL) Facilitator Training at Edwards House

2023 Our Whole Lives (OWL) Facilitator Training at Edwards House

2023 Our Whole Lives (OWL) Facilitator Training at Edwards House
Friday, October 6, 2023 at 1:00 PM to Sunday, October 8, 2023 at 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time

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Take a step to introduce this faith and sexuality curriculum to your community!  

SNEUCC will offer Training for Middle and High School Grades which covers curriculum for two levels; Grades 7-9 and 10-12.  Save the date for the facilitator training at Edwards House Retreat Center in Framingham, MA.  Retreat leaders are Jane Detwiler and Sandra Greenfield.

Implementing the nation’s most highly regarded sexuality education curriculum is a big responsibility. Training prepares facilitators to succeed in their role and enables your faith development team members to understand their own and others’ sexuality within the context of United Church of Christ values.

Training Benefits for Congregations

  • Improves Our Whole Lives program quality and outreach potential
  • Grounds facilitators in Our Whole Lives values and social justice emphasis
  • Decreases incidents of inappropriate boundaries and poor implementation
  • Prepares facilitators to address parent/caregiver questions
  • Readies facilitators to lead two grade levels of Our Whole Lives in one training
  • Enables facilitators to represent your program to media and your community
Training Benefits for Facilitators
  • Curriculum overview and implementation guidance
  • Facilitation practice
  • Recommendations for addressing special education and behavioral challenges
  • Clarification of facilitator/parent/participant roles
  • Education in placing sexuality in a religious and spiritual context
  • Access to Sexuality and Our Faith visuals (for secondary levels)
  • Self-assessment of comfort and readiness to facilitate
  • Trainer assessment and feedback
  • Access to Our Whole Lives email list for peer support
Cost is $490 per person which includes program costs, lodging at Edwards House (see details below), and 6 meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. Space is limited to 18 participants and a $200 deposit is required to hold a reservation.  Commuter rate is available upon request.

Edwards Floor Plan Housing is dormitory-style double occupancy and shared bath. This is an accessible facility.

Note: Training for Elementary grades will be offered at Silver Lake on the weekend of November 10-12, 2023.

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