Parents and Caregivers As Sexuality Educators
This ten-week small group ministry will use a curriculum created by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) as its starting point. From the UUA program description:
“In a small group setting [maximum 10 people], adults explore their roles as the most important sexuality educators their children will have. Ten sessions invite parents and caregivers to explore their role as the primary sexuality educators of their elementary through teenage children. The 90-minute sessions use a small group ministry format to engage adults in topics including Gender Identity, Relationships, Social Media, and Consent.
The information and attitudes that adults share with their children—intentionally or by default—carry extraordinary power. It is a power that many adults struggle to wield effectively and confidently. Often, their own experiences, perspectives, and worries get in the way. These sessions invite parents and caregivers to find support and courage with one another.”
The program will be led by Elizabeth Miller (they/she), a First Parish Church member who is also a special educator focusing on sexuality education.
Sessions will be held on Zoom and will meet weekly on Tuesdays, from 7:30-9:00 p.m., for ten consecutive weeks beginning on February 2, 2021 and ending on April 6, 2021.
We hope that participants will commit to regular attendance so that we can create a space that has room for exploration, connection, and trust. Registration will be capped at ten participants. Priority will be given to current First Parish members and friends who register by January 20.
Questions? Email us.