I was so grateful for the wonderful turnout at last week's virtual book launch event for Triumph Over Abuse! If you missed the event or would like to re-listen to the talks from any of the speakers, the videos are now available for viewing on Facebook and YouTube playlists.
I'll also post all of the videos below so you can see them all together!
First, Dr. Allison Crowe shared a bit about the history of our See the Triumph campaign:
Next, we heard from Heather Evans, who is the Editor at Routledge Mental Health, who publised the book:
The next speaker was Catherine Johnson, who is the Director of the Guilford County Family Justice Center, where I'll be donating 20% of my author's royalties from the book:
After that, Dr. Shanita Brown shared tips for how people can support a loved one who is facing the journey of recovering from past abuse:
And finally, I shared some of my own reflections on the book, including insights into how survivors of abuse can overcome common misconceptions about abusive relationships & the recovery process:
Overall, I was so thankful for the opportunity to celebrate the launch of Triumph Over Abuse. Thanks to all who came to the live program, as well as to those who are checking out these videos at a later time!
Next week, on Friday, January 15th, we're holding the virtual book launch event for Triumph Over Abuse. From 12-1 p.m. EST, join us on Zoom to learn from this great lineup of speakers: Dr. Shanita Brown, Dr. Allison Crowe, Heather Evans, and Catherine Johnson.
To learn more and register, visit https://triumphoverabuselaunch.eventbrite.com . You can also connect with the Facebook event page for more updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/941255646694490.
I believe strongly in supporting local organizations that do the hard work every day to support victims and survivors of abuse. I've been honored to be part of my own community's (Greensboro/Guilford County, North Carolina) efforts to build and sustain a Family Justice Center, which is known as a "one-stop shop" support victims and survivors of abuse. In our community, the Guilford County Family Justice Center operates two locations in the county and serves victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and elder abuse. The first location opened in Greensboro in 2015, followed by the second location in High Point in 2018.
Family Justice Centers are based on a national model that woks to bring together many different types of professionals and community organizations in a way that makes it as easy as possible for victims and survivors to get the support they need. I've seen firsthand how this model has transformed our community's efforts to prevent and respond to interpersonal violence.
Because resources like Family Justice Centers are so important to me, I've committed to donating 20% of my author royalties from sales of Triumph Over Abuse to the Guilford County Family Justice Center.
If you're interested in learning more about the Guilford County Family Justice Center and how victim service resources help start survivors on the path toward recovery from abuse, be sure to come to our virtual book launch event on January 15th at noon EST. Catherine Johnson, the Center's Director, will be one of the featured speakers at the event. To learn more, check out the Facebook event page or register for free via Eventbrite!
I'm so excited to share more of the details about the upcoming virtual book launch event for Triumph Over Abuse!
The lineup of speakers is:
We've also got some great giveaways planned, including 4 signed copies of the book, plus some prizes inspired by coping tools that survivors can use along the recovery process that are referenced in the book.
All who attend the virtual launch will also receive a 20% discount code for the book.
I hope you'll join us at this free, virtual event. Advance registration is required via Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triumph-over-abuse-in-2021-virtual-book-launch-event-tickets-130588225899.
Stay connected to the Facebook event page for more details as well: https://www.facebook.com/events/941255646694490/.
As I discussed in a couple recent blog posts, loneliness is a common challenge for many survivors of abusive relationships. If you're looking for some insights on how to cope during this especially challenging COVID-impacted holiday season, check out this program hosted by the Healthy Relationships Initiative that I direct.
Tomorrow, December 15th, at noon EST, I'll be facilitating the panel discussion in this free, online program. You can sign up to attend via Eventbrite here: healthyrelationshipsinitiative.org/12-15-20-coping-with-loneliness-part-ii-a-panel-discussion.