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That’s one of the many reasons why Tenorio decided to turn her traumatic experience into a positive one and help others in similar situations.
She started working as a victim advocate before enrolling in the School of Social Work’s Web-based [email protected] program, which allows her to earn a Master of Social Work while continuing her advocacy work at home in Virginia.
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“Being a victim of domestic violence has given me a perspective that only someone who has lived through abuse can truly understand,” Tenorio said.
In 2009, Tenorio and her abuser were set to celebrate their birthdays — only two days apart — when they began arguing.
Tenorio thought their dates started out well, but before she knew it, the boyfriend began controlling her every move, including what she did with her car, her phone and her money.
After three months of this control and verbal abuse, Tenorio’s boyfriend began physically assaulting her.
A single mother of two separated from her husband, Amanda Tenorio thought she found her “Prince Charming” — a new man who promptly swept her off her feet.