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The Most Important School Supply: Serious Talks about Safety

August 12
22:42 2019
The Most Important School Supply: Serious Talks about Safety
WESurviveAbuse.com: Bringing the lessons back

Prince George’s County, Maryland – 1 out of 3 girls and 1 out of 5 boys will be sexually abused before they reach age 18. (1)

Tonya GJ Prince, is a Survivor of child sexual abuse and a mom.  For both these reasons, when the new school year rolls around, she becomes extremely concerned for children and their families. WESurviveAbuse.com wants to make sure that as parents are preparing children for school, they remember to have several necessary talks about safety. 

For this back-to-school season, WESurviveAbuse.com is re-releasing the popular post: How Good Parents Miss Child Sexual Abuse: The 5 Critical Questions You MUST Ask

“Children who have been abused worry about the aftermath.

 What will happen once they tell?  Will they be blamed?  Will they get in trouble?  Will people be angry with them? Will anyone believe them?” – Tonya GJ Prince

90% of child sexual abuse victims know the perpetrator in some way.

68% are abused by a family member. (2)

Working on the sexual violence hotline, children would connect with us for help.  They desperately wanted to tell someone that they were being abused, but at the same time, they struggled with deciding who they could trust. Abuse is terrifying, Kids are scared.” – Tonya GJ Prince

It is important that safe adults help children to get into the habit of  feeling safe talking to the safe adults about what is happening in their lives. – Tonya GJ Prince

Prince is a subject matter expert in both domestic and sexual violence with over 25 years of experience serving victims of these crimes. In 2009 she founded WESurviveAbuse.com with the goal of sharing critical information about violence and abuse with victims that are most unlikely to go unheard; especially children. 


The five questions you must ask children after they return from being in the care of another child or adult.


The most important thing to say when talking with children about child sexual violence:


About Tonya GJ Prince:

Tonya GJ Prince is a survivor who began therapy for child sexual abuse at the age of 13.  Eager to share healing with others, her entire career has been built around serving victims and survivors.  Over the course of 24 years, she has worn several hats to serve victims of abuse.

Her work as a –

  • court advocate
  • group facilitator
  • counselor in a battered women’s shelter and
  • leader in the violence against women’s movement, etc…

– has been praised and awarded.

If Tonya isn’t working in a professional capacity, you can find her volunteering as a hotline crisis counselor for victims of rape or perhaps speaking to groups about prevention and healing.

Tonya GJ Prince can be found on WESurviveAbuse.com challenging the silence around domestic and sexual violence.

If you would like more information please contact

Tonya GJ Prince
[email protected]

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City: Cheltenham
State: MD
Country: United States
Website: WESurviveAbuse.com