ASPEN’s August Newsletter

ASPEN's new office at 411 E. Callender Street!

Join us for an Open House!

Thursday, August 24
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Refreshments and light snacks will be available.
Hope to see you there!
ASPEN’s new office is centrally located and right across from the City/County Building—making it easier to access for many people. It is also near other agencies and organizations ASPEN partners with on a regular basis.
THANKS to all who donated office furniture and
supplies for ASPEN's new home!

3rd Annual Steelhorse Stampede will be September 2nd and 3rd! A portion of the proceeds will benefit ASPEN's important work of providing services to survivors and victims of domestic and sexual violence.
3rd Annual Steelhorse Stampede
Join the 3rd Annual Steelhorse Stampede on September 2nd and 3rd at the Park County Fairgrounds ~~
A portion of the proceeds will benefit ASPEN’s important work to provide services to victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1270043903080976/
We are grateful to the Steelhorse Stampede choosing ASPEN as a recipient of funds!

Time to talk to your college bound student
It can be encouraging for parents to know that developing and supporting healthy relationships is critical to preventing sexual assault. Talk to your son or daughter about the five keys to healthy relationships — Respect, Learn, Empower, Consent, and Communicate — so they can contribute to a positive campus culture for themselves and their peers.
• Respect: promote and model healthy attitudes and relationships
• Learn: access credible information and resources to promote your overall health
• Empower: everyone has the right to set limits, feel safe, and get support
• Consent: seek mutual agreement without fear or pressure
• Communicate: express yourself to partners, peers, and family
Consent is one of the most important elements of any healthy sexual relationship. Sex without consent isn’t sex. It’s assault. Here’s what you can tell your son or daughter about consent:
• Consent is voluntary, mutual, and can be withdrawn at any time.
• Past consent does not mean current or future consent.
• There is no consent when there is force, intimidation, or coercion.
• There is no consent if a person is mentally or physically incapacitated or impaired because one cannot understand the fact, nature, or extent of the sexual situation, including due to alcohol or other drugs.
For more information visit: http://bit.ly/2utaGPG