OWL 7-9 Session 18: Teen Pregnancy

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Update from Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte

Objective: To provide a visual story of the emotions involved in pregnancy particularly teen pregnancy. We would like to recommend that in the overall order of presentation that Conception and Unintended Pregnancy Options be switched to be able to use the movie Juno for reflective processing.

Recommendation: Run session using the MythInformation activity then take time to watch a birth video and answer questions. Most of the teen feedback is that the Miracle of Birth is too long. We will attempt to provide a TLC Baby Story.

Recommendation: Instead of or in addition to the readings play movie clip from Juno, scene 4 “Whatever”, stop clip after she tells the young man she is pregnant and he has reacted. Spend some time reflecting on how both teens feel, what emotions are elicited in the class, and how to react to such news. Go on to the Finding good Parents activity. Finally consider wrapping up session with the movie clip from Juno, scene 19 “Spring”, watch the whole scene (about 8minutes). Reflect on how the characters and class feel about the difficulty of going to school pregnant.

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