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Tonya GJ Prince, Domestic & Sexual Violence Issue Expert/Post Crisis Growth Coach


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I can provide expert response to questions about relationships and intimate partner violence, safety planning, dynamics of domestic violence, teen dating violence, rape, abuse, and incest. I specialize in helping people to gain clarity about relationships so that they can live their lives on purpose.

Experience in the area

My experience includes 22+ years of serving victims of both sexual and domestic violence. I have been a professional counselor, advocate, and a coach. I started this work because I cared about victims. It has been my honor to serve women, men, and children from all walks of life. For the purposes of this site, I assist people in gaining useful and practical information to help them to make difficult decisions.


Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault Network, Braid the Ladder (Founder), Rape Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN) hotline volunteer.


Author of: Speak and End Child Sexual Abuse ( "Sexual Assault Misconduct Source Book for Schools" (contributor),


Advanced training in sexual and domestic violence includes: safety planning, teen dating violence, court advocacy, domestic violence effects on children, rape, and sexual abuse. All of the men, women, and children that I met through my work have educated me on this complex problem. Associate's in Legal Assisting, Paralegal Certification (Old Dominion University), B.S. Organizational Management & Development (Bluefield College)

Awards and Honors

2011 Empowerment in P.I.N.K. Award from Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. (Prince George's County, MD chapter)

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Recent Answers from Tonya GJ Prince, Domestic & Sexual Violence Issue Expert/Post Crisis Growth Coach

2016-09-21 How do I start to feel comfortable again?:

Hello Sara,    First I want to congratulate you.  It took a huge amount of courage to leave a relationship that was so terribly abusive. I applaud you.     I also applaud you for getting professional help

2014-08-04 Abusive father:

Greetings Sydney,    It takes a high level of courage to reach out for help the way that you have done.  I applaud you for taking this step.     It sounds like you have been speaking up before and that

2012-03-25 I don't know what to do...:

Hi Sasha,    I am sorry to hear about what you have gone through. You don't mention whether or not this behavior is new but it sounds as if you were a little surprised by it.  It is not unusual for an

2012-01-25 Abused and confused:

Hello Cecilia,    First let me say, I am sorry that you are going through this.  You are a smart, strong, beautiful woman who does not deserve to be treated the way that you have been by your spouse. But

2011-11-28 first time domestic violence - is that the end of it?:

Hi Josephine,    I am sorry to hear about your situation. This is a difficult situation because I have so much respect for persons who serve in the military. Even still, as you and I know, violence can't


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