SotF 2017 – TeenSTAR: Sexuality Teaching in the context of Adult Responsibility – Teacher Certification Course – (Sr. Genevéive Gadbois, FM)
The program's name, Teen STAR (Sexuality Teaching in the context of Adult Responsibility) expresses the mission of the program. According to Dr. Hanna Klaus (OB/GYN and foundress of the Teen STAR Program), Teen STAR gives teenagers and young adults "concrete ways of responding to the corresponding emotional changes and pressures," while empowering them through a better understanding of their own biological fertility patterns. It is a powerful tools to live out the teaching of the Church on what is often called "Theology of the Body".
TeenSTAR (www.teenstar.org) is a developmental and age- and gender-appropriate curriculum for sexuality education for ages preteen to college-aged. The curriculum is rooted in sound moral, psychological and physiological principles, which uses the Billings method of understanding human fertility patterns "to teach responsible decisionmaking and communication skills in the area of sexual behavior and enhances teens' self-understanding and self-esteem." The TeenSTAR curriculum is consistent with the moral teachings of the Catholic Church on human sexuality and the understanding of the nuptial meaning of the human body as expressed in a theology of the body. TeenSTAR is taught effectively in countries throughout the world and can be offered in both secular and religious contexts.
TeenSTAR was developed in the 1980's by Sr. Hanna Claus, MD, an OB/GYN doctor, consecrated religious with the Medical Mission Sisters, and Director of the Natural Family Planning Center in Bethesda, Maryland.
This one week certification workshop will enable students to teach the TeenSTAR curriculum as a part of their individual apostolate.
|Event Date||Sun. Mar. 26, 2017 @ 5:30 pm|
|Event End Date||Fri. Mar. 31, 2017 @ 5:00 pm|
|Online Registration Cut-Off||Fri. Mar. 24, 2017 @ 4:00 am|
|Speaker||Sr. Geneviève Gadbois|
|Location||St. Therese Institute|
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