Youth & Children's Program

TESSA team provides case management, support groups, and fun group activities for kids both in and out of the TESSA Safehouse. TESSA team provides youth outreach to include school prevention programming.

  • Elementary to High School Outreach Programming
  • Child-Specific Advocacy and Case Management
  • Special Events (Back-to-School BBQ, Trunk or Treat, Summer Camp)
  • Recreational Opportunities
  • Weekly Kid’s Club Group

Request a Youth & Children's Advocate to speak at your School or Organization by clicking on the button below and filling out the form.

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Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

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Positive Youth Development Classes - Required for Juvenile Probation

TESSA’s PYD Classes require pre-registration and a referral from Colorado Springs Juvenile Court System

Probation Officers click here to refer a youth

Teen Dating Abuse Facts

  • 1 in 5 teens who have been in a serious relationship report being hit, slapped or pushed by a partner.
  • 1 in 3 teenagers report knowing a friend or peer who has been hit, punched, kicked, slapped, choked or physically hurt by their partner.
  • 1 in 4 teenage girls who have been in relationships reveal they have been pressured to perform oral sex or engage in intercourse.
  • More than 1 in 4 teenage girls in a relationship report enduring repeated verbal abuse.
  • One-third or more of teens who have been in a relationship have been with a partner who frequently asked where they were and whom they were with.
  • 1 in 4 teens who have been in a serious relationship say their boyfriend or girlfriend has tried to prevent them from spending time with friends or family; the same number have been pressured to only spend time with their partner.
  • Nearly 1 in 5 teenage girls who have been in a relationship said a boyfriend had threatened violence or self-harm if presented with a break-up.



TDVAM Red Flags

TDVAM Consent

TDVAM Healthy Relationships

TDVAM Supporting a Friend

Are any of these things happening in your relationship?

You have the right to be safe and treated with respect. There is help if you are in an abusive relationship.

If you need to talk to someone, call TESSA's 24/7 Crisis Line at 719.633.3819.