It’s Not Okay
But it is okay to ask for help
Why A Campaign?
“Everyone tends to focus on the victims,” said TESSA Executive Director SherryLynn Boyles. “People want to know ‘why don’t they leave?’ when we need to be asking ‘how can we stop the violence from ever happening?” Boyles continued. “We are starting with a campaign that shifts that focus and says it’s never okay for someone to be abusive.”
Call for help: 855-978-2638Press Release
What is Relationship Violence?
“Relationship violence… is a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship… Relationship violence includes behaviors that physically harm, arouse fear, prevent a partner from doing what they wish or force them to behave in ways they do not want. It includes the use of physical and sexual violence, threats and intimidation, emotional abuse and economic deprivation.”
It’s Not Okay to humiliate your wife at a party as a way to control her
It’s Not Okay to punch a hole in the wall to show your wife who’s boss
Myths vs. Facts
We are breaking down those common relationship myths and assumptions throughout this week and giving the real facts. What are some myths you have heard? Discuss with us on social media
Come back each week to find out more you can do
We would like to thank our Allies in the fight for a world free of relationship and sexual violence.
We would like to thank the many community members who were a part of the No Excuse for Abuse Task Force for the past year and helped make this campaign a reality.
Barb Winter- ENT
Chris Phillips - Rocky Mountain Vibes
Christine O'Brien - HSD2
Cindy Aubrey - Pikes Peak United Way
Dan May- 4th District Attorney's Office
Jacque Franklin- FCUCC
Krista Dias- Chapel of our Saviour
Lauren Kupfner - ANB Bank
Liz Haltizwanger - KKTV
Michael Sullivan - City of Colorado Springs
Mina Liebert- El Paso County
Tara Loo- Board Member
Terri Carver- State Representative
TESSA Staff Members