In collaboration with the El Paso County Attorney’s Office and the 34th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Mind Warp was able to successfully provide culturally sensitive and accessible marketing materials about domestic abuse and dating violence.The cultural campaign called for four short films and an interactive website to be used for educational purposes throughout the El Paso community.Futures Without Violence has led the way and set the pace for ground-breaking education programs, national policy development, professional training programs, and public actions designed to end violence against women, children and families around the world.Choose focuses on preventing dating abuse by educating 11- 14-year-olds about healthy relationships.The campaign won 3 Gold Addy Awards along with the Best of Show honors for the campaign at the El Paso Addy Awards put on by the Advertising Federation of El Paso.
The Date Safe Project is committed to being the nation’s leading organization for teaching how “asking first” makes all the difference in creating safer intimacy and in decreasing occurrences of sexual assault.Mistreatment and verbal abuse leads to both on-screen and off-screen physical abuse, with dangerous consequences.The filmmakers have carefully shot and edited the film so that no graphic beatings are shown, but it's very clear that Stacy is caught in a vicious cycle of explosive anger and pathetic repentance.Smiling Cupids and roses and teddy bears are so much easier to put on cards than girls with battered hearts, bloody lips, and crumbling self-esteem. This violence could be physical, but it’s often emotional abuse that has the longest lasting effects, and it’s usually harder to spot.There aren’t conversation hearts that say things like . If we’re going to have a month dedicated to love, then let’s be real about it. Being in love screws with your head, and when you’re in an abusive relationship, it becomes all too easy to mistake controlling behavior or manipulation for love.