TDVAM Launch

It’s February and that can only mean one thing: Teen Dating Violence Awareness! ….. Ok, it can also mean a lot of other things, but here at TERA, it’s all about educating our community about the prevalence of teen dating violence. The TERA (or Teens Ending Relationship Abuse) Program here in Longmont, Colorado has been […]

Jealousy: Healthy or Unhealthy?

There are so many ways to show someone you care about them: hugs, words of kindness, a small present, a Good Morning note or text, buying flowers, or even a simple “Love Ya!” But there is something that still seems to be up for debate: jealousy. That feeling you get when your partner hangs out […]

500 Days of Summer

Hello blog readers! It’s spring! Well that’s what the calendar says, anyway. The weather… Not so much! What will you guys be doing this spring break? Going away? Spending time with friends? Well I know I’ll be watching tons of movies this spring break! One of my absolute favorite movies, 500 Days of Summer won’t […]

Let Me Love You Ne-Yo…

Hello lovely blog readers! Welcome to the New Year- full of New things to learn about healthy and unhealthy relationships! I was working out the other day and Ne-Yo’s “Let Me Love You” catchy beat came on 107.5. Obviously, it was a top 10 hit on Itunes for a hefty time there. Now, I’m sure […]

Silence Is… Golden?

Almost everywhere you go you can hear the humming of your favorite new song. That beat is just so catchy, you know every word. But what do these songs really mean? Songs from Itunes top tens list may be silently sending you a message. I just recently came across an article online, (Yes I’m a […]

To Whom It May Concern:

Every February, we encourage at least one of our Peer Educators to write a Letter to the Editor of the Longmont Times Call Newspaper. Our Peer Ed, Tessa, wrote an amazing letter – a call to action to parents. Here’s just a peak: “So, what can you do to protect your children? Talk to them. […]

“I Don’t Really Need to Know This”

After every presentation we give at a school, we pass out evaluations. These help us get an idea about how the presenters did, how the information was received, and if students learned something. We ask “What did you like the most/the least about the presentation?” As the Director of the TERA program, I enter these […]

TERA Peer Ed Wins Award

On June 6th, one of TERA’s very own Peer Educators, Chiara, won the Bebe Price Award for outstanding community service through Foothills United Way (FUW). This is a HUGE honor and we are all so grateful to FUW for acknowledging not only the amazing effort that Chiara has put toward TERA, but for recognizing the impact […]