See the Triumph Collections
On this page, you'll find our See the Triumph Collections, which we've set up with the goal of making it easier for you to find the various resources we've created for addressing the stigma surrounding intimate partner violence. Each Collection has a unique focus area within that stigma. You can link to each of our Collections below, and please check back often for our new Collections! We always welcome your feedback on ideas for new Collections on topics that are important to you, so please Contact Us if you have any ideas to share for future Collections.
Collection: Resources for Supporting Survivors
In this collection, we're bringing together in one place many of the resources we've developed with the goal of providing support to survivors. From understanding the scope of intimate partner violence to tips for providing support to survivors, you'll find a collection of resources here to help, whether you are a survivor or a concerned friend or family member.
Collection: Understanding and Ending the Stigma Surrounding IPV
In this Collection, we bring together resources that will help readers understand the stigma that surrounds intimate partner violence and how it impacts victims and survivors. In addition, resources in this Collection offer strategies for ending this stigma at the individual, community, and societal levels.
Collection: Technology Safety
Technology safety is very important to us at See the Triumph. We want to ensure that survivors use our and other technology-based resources safely, especially if they are at risk of further abuse. This collection brings together the resources we've developed to address technology safety within the context of current or former intimate partner violence.
Collection: Teen Dating Violence
In this collection, we share resources we have created to address the topic of teen dating violence. This includes resources from our Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month series, including our 2014 series on Talking with Teens about Dating Violence, our 2015 series, #SafeDating4Teens, and our 2016 series, "Dear Teenage Me..." Although February is officially Teen Dating Violence Month, conversations about dating violence can happen all year round!
Collection: Addressing the Stigma Surrounding Intimate Partner Violence in Churches
Breaking the silence within churches is a critical way that the stigma surrounding intimate partner violence can be uprooted. Silence makes it easier to ignore or minimize the problem, or to deny that it is possible within one’s faith community. Therefore, by making IPV a visible issue and taking clear stance that relationships should be safe, healthy, and supportive, churches can take major strides toward uprooting the stigma surrounding this issue. The resources in this collection were developed to help faith communities get conversations going about ways that they can build safe, responsive sources of support for survivors.
Collection: Healthy Sexuality, Healthy Relationships
We've developed a series of resources conveying two main messages: (1) Healthy sexuality is essential for healthy relationships, and (2) Sexual abuse can occur within the context of intimate partner violence. This collection brings together See the Triumph resources that promote healthy sexuality as a foundation for safe, healthy, nonviolent relationships.
Collection: Parenting Toward Nonviolence
One of our main goals with See the Triumph is to challenge the stigma surrounding abuse, and we believe that one of the best places for these conversations to begin is within families. Also, we know that often parents struggle with how to talk to their children about violence, how to raise their children to be nonviolent, and how to navigate representations of violence in the media. In this collection, you’ll find blogs in our series on parenting in a culture in which violence--and particularly intimate partner and sexual violence--are so prevalent.
Collection: Ending the Stigma Surrounding Human Trafficking
This Collection focuses on human trafficking, and especially sex trafficking. Increasingly, professionals and the general population are recognizing trafficking as a major category of interpersonal violence. At See the Triumph, we’re passionate about ending the stigma that only compounds the challenges associated with abuse victimization. Those who survive any form of abuse deserve our support and admiration. This Collection shares resources and ideas about how we can work together to end the stigma surrounding trafficking as part of our efforts to end the stigma surrounding abuse.
Collection: Everyday Advocacy
What does advocacy mean to you? This question inspired the pieces in our Collection on “Everyday Advocacy.” We created these resources to provide inspiration and ideas on being an advocate for ending intimate partner violence and the stigma surrounding it. The four main messages in these resources are as follows: 1. Advocacy means taking action to promote positive change within social systems; 2. Everyone can be an advocate for ending intimate partner violence and supporting survivors; 3. Advocacy efforts can be big and/or small; and 4. Survivors themselves have a unique and powerful role to play as advocates.
Collection: Every Survivor Has A Story
Stories are so powerful. Stories have the power to educate and inform. Stories have the power to evoke emotional reactions and make people think. Stories have the power to help people heal. In this Collection, we focus on the importance of the stories of survivors of intimate partner violence. The Collection includes some of the many stories we’ve heard from the participants in our research, all of whom had been in past abusive relationships but were out of any abusive relationships for at least two years. Their stories show how diverse people’s experiences with abuse can be. The Collection also includes other special features, including posts by some of our contributors on how they’ve benefited from sharing their stories with others, as well as some suggestions for telling your own story.
Collection: Ending the Stigma Survivors Face on College Campuses
Intimate partner violence and sexual assault are difficult issues for college personnel and students to address. In this Collection, we focus on how to end the stigma that survivors of intimate partner violence and sexual assault face on college campuses. We believe that colleges and universities can work proactively to promote safe campus environments and prevent abuse, support survivors, and hold offenders accountable.
Collection: Intimate Partner Violence, Stigma, and the Media
Where is the public outrage about intimate partner violence? * Why does it often take a tragedy, such as a homicide, for the media to pay attention to intimate partner violence? Even then, why does this attention fade so quickly? * And why does society pay so much more attention to other women's health issues compared to intimate partner violence? This Collection looks at ways that advocates and survivors can work with the media to promote responsible reporting about intimate partner violence.
Collection: How to Help a Friend
Our goal for this Collection is to share resources and information to help anyone be equipped and ready to help if someone they know becomes involved in an abusive relationship. We know that many people in abusive relationships become very isolated through those relationships. However, in most cases, there is a ripple effect on various other people who are affected by every abusive relationship. This includes friends and family members of both the victim and the perpetrator. In addition, the direct and indirect effects can spill over into workplaces, neighborhoods, community and religious groups, schools, and the list goes on. In this Collection, you’ll find suggestions, strategies, and resources to help you be ready to help if you ever find yourself trying to figure out how to help someone you know who is being abused.
Why is it so important for survivors of abuse, professionals who work with them, and others who are impacted by intimate partner violence to practice self-care? Even when we know how important it is to practice self-care, why is it often so hard to do so? This Collection contains information about the importance of practicing Self-Care. At See the Triumph, we believe that an intentional, ongoing commitment to self-care is critical to maintaining mental, physical, and relationship health when your life is touched by domestic violence, whether personally, professionally, or both.
Collection: Transformative Approaches to Ending Domestic Violence and Abuse
In this Collection, we focus on the question: What are the changes we really need to make in our society to transform the pervasive epidemic of violence in our society? The resources in this Collection address new and innovative ideas that are growing and gaining momentum now for hints to what transformations may be in store in the decades to come. Our goal for this Collection is to inspire others to dream big and look to the inspiration and transformations that are possible in creating positive changes at the societal level with the end goal in mind: ending violence once and for all and ensuring that all people have the opportunity to live in safe, healthy relationships, families, and communities.
Collection: Safe and Healthy Relationships Following Abuse
In this Collection, we turn our focus to intimate relationships, and in particular, we delve into the issue of safe and healthy intimate relationships for survivors of past intimate partner violence. In the resources in this Collection, we explore some unique challenges that survivors may experience as they seek and maintain future intimate relationships. In addition, we share some examples of how survivors who participated in our research navigated these challenges, as well as offer some suggestions for promoting safety and satisfaction in future romantic relationships.
Collection: Schools' Roles in Protecting Children and Preventing Violence
This Collection focuses on ways that schools can help to prevent and respond to violence. Specifically, we’re focusing on ways that personnel in elementary, middle, and high schools can take proactive steps to support children who’ve been impacted by violence and to create safe, nonviolent school climates.
Collection: Financial Recovery from Domestic Violence
The purpose of this Collection is to raise awareness about financial recovery from abusive relationships. We’ll discuss some of the different types of financial abuse, as well as delve more in-depth into some of the specific ways that survivors’ financial and economic well-being is impacted by abuse. As always, our aim is to show that--despite the many challenges that they often face--survivors’ courage and resilience is truly remarkable.
Collection: Seeing Triumph Around the World
This Collection highlights international issues related to the stigma surrounding intimate partner violence. Through this Collection, we encourage members of our community to consider how understanding international issues can change our thinking about intimate partner violence, culture, and the experiences of survivors.