About TERA

About TERA

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

The Teens Ending Relationship Abuse (TERA) Program is an educational and prevention program for youth that creates awareness among middle school and high school students about unhealthy and abusive relationships. The TERA Program hopes to encourage teens to create positive healthy relationships and to safely intervene when they or a friend is in an unhealthy relationship.

Mission Statement:

The Teens Ending Relationship Abuse (TERA) Program seeks to educate youth in the community and schools through social awareness presentations for the prevention of interpersonal violence in our community.

Program Goals:

TERA presentations will increase students' awareness of:
  1. The dynamics and prevention of relationship abuse (including domestic violence, teen dating abuse);
  2. Personal rights and boundary-setting;
  3. Ways to help peers (both abusers and victims) get needed support and assistance; and
  4. Available resources and services in their communities.

TERA is a program of Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves individuals affected by domestic violence.