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Welcome to Facilitator Training for Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education for Grades 7-9 and 10-12. (May 2022 East Coast Session)

We are pleased with your commitment to working with youth and teens, and we look forward to helping you meet your goals.

(Please note: You cannot access these materials unless you are taking the full training that includes the live sessions.)

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Please proceed to Module 1: Introduction, where you’ll find assignments.

This course is presented in the form of Modules, or subject areas. Each Module is comprised of Topics that will facilitate your exploration and learning in the form of videos, readings, online discussions, assignments, and synchronous sessions. 

Your trainers will be available by email throughout the course to offer assistance and to answer questions; in addition, they will lead the synchronous sessions.

This course must be completed within one month from the start date, including all asynchronous and synchronous elements. 

This training is evaluative, meaning that completion of all elements doesn’t guarantee approval to facilitate. The trainers will communicate with you privately if they have concerns because their goal is to help you become an Our Whole Lives facilitator.

All  Mondays and Thursdays are 6-8:30 pm ET.  For people in a training outside their time zone, the synchronous meeting time will vary. Please carefully note your meeting times in your calendar.

  • May 2, Monday ET
  • May 5, Thursday ET
  • May 9, Monday ET
  • May 12, Thursday ET
  • May 16, Monday ET
  • Ma 19, Thursday ET
  • May 21, Saturday, (two-hour session, one-hour break, two-hour session)
    10 am to 3 pm ET , with a lunch break from Noon to 1 pm.

Your trainers for this course are Christina Ables Fairman and Karen Richter

We’ll formally introduce ourselves during our first synchronous meeting, and you’re welcome to read our trainer bios.

Throughout the course on video, you’ll also meet Melanie Davis, PhD, the OWL Program Manager for the Unitarian Universalist Association, and Amy Johnson, the Minister for Sexuality Education and Justice for the United Church of Christ.

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  1. I am not sure if I am posting this in the correct area but wanted to be sure to introduce myself. My name is Robin Dycus (she,her) and I am part of the Religious Education Team for Unitarian Universalist Church of Catawba Valley here in Hickory, North Carolina. I am new to UUCCV as I have only been here a little over a year but I am also a school social worker in a local middle school and served as a school social worker in middle and high schools for over 19 years. I previously was involved in a teen pregnancy prevention program for many summers as well. I love working with youth to help them learn and grow and I am exciting to learn about more about the O.W.L. Program.

  2. Hello! My name is Karen Magoon Pearson, and I’m the Director of Religious Education at Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church in Costa Mesa, CA. Between this congregation and another, I’ve been a DRE for about 3 years. I came to Unitarian Universalism as an adult, 13 years ago, and learning about OWL was one thing that really impressed me about the community I joined. I’m really looking forward to finally being trained as an OWL facilitator, as I feel it is such an essential program.

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