Chacao, Venezuela
Ana Tettner – Educator & Counselor

Ana Tettner (left), Juan de Dios School Principal, and Professor Klein (far right), Director of Education. Professor Klein made it possible for Ms. Tettner to present at all of the Chacao area schools. Pictured at Juan de Dios Guamche School in Chacao, Venezuela. 

Ana Tettner (far right), Conflict Resolution Specialist and Author, pictured here with teachers, Jenny Goldberg and Bridgitte Zarfatty in Caracas, Venezuela.


Ana Tettner, M.S. is a graduate of the Department of Conflict Analysis and Resolution (DCAR) and is an experienced educator and counselor.

Ana worked with the city of Chacao to open its doors to prevent abuse and violence and to implement the Purple Hands Pledge®.

She went to all of the schools and teachers, psychologists, speech therapists, police officers, district attorney, and members of the unit who respond to victims of domestic violence.

She presented at workshops that were designed for a whole day in each school. Participants decided on which program they felt was better for their own class or school.

The majority of the participants choose the Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project® because it is easy, not expensive, and does not require a lot of work to implement.

“As of October 1, 2006 students (elementary through high school) and staff take the Purple Hands Pledge® daily as a way of “vaccinating” their students against violence.” – Ana Tettner, Author

Ana has trained parents, teachers, and students in communication skills as well as contributing to the training of youth counselors in several organizations such as Macabi Tzair and B’nai Brith.

In the Jewish community school system, Ana has held the positions of director and then vice director of the school board. As such, her most important role was to hire high-level personnel as secular principals and religious school principals in Venezuela, the United States, Argentina and Israel.

A message of gratitude from Ann S. Kelly Founder/Director Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project®

“Abuse, violence, and suicide prevention education for the country of Venezuela is a pioneering effort that
the Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project® is very proud to be involved in!”

Ana Tettner and teachers at Juan de Dios Guamche. Chacao, Venezuela. 

Teachers at Juan de Dios Guamche. Chacao, Venezuela.

Teachers at Juan de Dios Guamche. Chacao, Venezuela. 

Ana Tettner features the Hands & Words Are Not For Hurting Project® in her book, La violencia va a la escuela, as an effective tool in abuse and violence prevention education.

La Violencia va a La Escuela: Manual para la prevención y resolución de conflictos, by Ana Tettner. Click the image read more about Ana Tettner and her work with abuse and violence prevention education.