Tyler Osterhaus is an artist, advocate, and anti-violence educator utilizing multimedia to challenge dominant cultural narratives to promote healthy relationships and create communities free from violence.
Not your average prevention educator…
Tyler has also served in the trenches as a front line Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victim Advocate and has worked with the Department of the Navy’s Family Advocacy Program and Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (SAPR) Program.
Tyler has managed and developed prevention programs within local, state, and federal government including Navy Region Southwest’s SAPR program, Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment’s Sexual Violence Prevention Program, The Colorado Fatherhood Council, and Weld County Department of Human Services Child Welfare Division.
He has brought his high energy, entertaining, and often humorous approach to anti-violence education to non-profits, schools, human services agencies, military installations, and community groups.
Previous presentations and facilitation experience includes:
Department of the Navy, Office of the Vice President, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Women’s Health, University of Northern Colorado, National Sexual Assault Conference, Colorado Advocacy In Action Conference, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and Colorado Department of Human Services.
Responsible Fatherhood Practitioner
As a father himself, Tyler believes that the venue of fatherhood is a prime place to engage men in committing to walk a path of nonviolence. He has worked with fathers at the grassroots level as well as within the Human Services system, including Child Welfare and Child Support to promote responsible fatherhood and healthy co-parenting. Tyler has worked extensively with a diverse population of fathers providing them with support, parenting skills, and system navigation.
Fathers have an incredible opportunity and responsibility to provide their kids with a healthy, non-violent, male role model. Kids thrive when fathers not only provide for and protect their children, but also when dads take the time to develop nurturing and care-giving skills that result in strong emotional bonding. Dads model healthy relationships when they are able to co-parent effectively with their child’s mother or co-parent.
Tyler has been building bridges with Fatherhood Programs and the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Communities for over seven years and is passionate about engaging fathers in solutions to relationship violence.