Resilience News & Events
Have you been feeling unsettled recently? Us too. Resilience invites you to an hourlong virtual gathering focused on self-care practice. We aim to create a trauma-informed, re-centering space for our community members, survivors of violence and their loved ones. Join us on Tuesday January 19 from 12-1 PM for an open discussion on tangible coping skills, breathing and stretching techniques, and some guided meditation. Please wear loose clothing, if possible, for movement activities.
Continue reading “A Grounding Space: Aligning With Inner Peace” »
This Zoom training will provide an in-depth look at identifying and understanding sexual and intimate partner violence, stalking, and domestic violence. Participants will explore the impact of trauma and trauma responses, as well as legal and medical options for survivors.
Continue reading “Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Trainings” »
This virtual support group is for female survivors of sexual violence and will be facilitated by Renee Miranda-Beristain LCPC and Erin MacIntyre.
Continue reading “Women’s Support Group” »
This virtual support group is for queer survivors of sexual assault. All genders are welcome. 18+.
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Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners continue to care for survivors of sexual assault while also battling the COVID-19 public health crisis on the front lines. Beginning January 11, 2021, the Resilience trauma therapy team will be facilitating a space for SANE nurses to seek out support from one another and from our specially trained staff about these experiences in the ER. These sessions are open to all sexual assault nurses working in Illinois hospitals impacted by COVID-19. Continue reading “Drop-In Support Group for SANE Nurses” »
Join us for a virtual training for Understanding the Neurobiology of Trauma: Implications for Service Providers, presented by Dr. LaShanda Nalls and Mariá Balata.
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This 6-week workshop series will introduce trauma-informed and resilience-focused creative movement practices to awaken the senses, build embodied power, and flow with expression.
Continue reading “Dancing With Your Fire” »
This virtual psychoeducational group is for female identified survivors of sexual violence, ages 18+, and will focus on teaching skills to become more comfortable with sexual intimacy after assault and how to communicate intimacy needs and boundaries.
Continue reading “Intimacy After Assault” »
Resilience is conducting a training in which participants will obtain foundational knowledge on sexual violence and rape culture. This training will examine in-depth sexual violence’s impact on individuals, communities, and broader society.
We are pleased to introduce our new Celebrating Resilience Speaker Series where inspiring and influential community figures share their insights on important topics. In our inaugural event, we invite you to join Resilience Board member Dr. Crystal Clark for a discussion on mental health, wellness, and learning to be resilient in our current environment in the first of our brand new virtual Resilience Speaker Series events.
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Resilience is conducting a training for Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education. This training will provide an in-depth look at identifying and understanding sexual and intimate partner violence, stalking, and domestic violence. Participants will explore the impact of trauma and trauma responses, as well as legal and medical options for survivors.
Join us November 19th to discuss what support can and should look like in your relationships and community. This course will cover the beginning foundations of defining healthy relationships, practices of support and healing justice. This event will be virtual with a $5-$25 dollar suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Continue reading “Lean On Me” »
Meet Victoria Herrera, one of Resilience’s Art Therapists in the Trauma Therapy Department.
Continue to read our interview with Victoria.
Continue reading “Interview with Victoria Herrera” »
This virtual group is for college student survivors of all genders and will focus on healing from sexual violence in relationship with one another.
Continue reading “College Support Group” »
Resilience joins the Network, Advocating Against Domestic Violence, in calling on the City of Chicago to redistribute $35 million from the CPD budget for gender based violence services. Join in making the call to action by signing here.
For more information on the CPD response to sexual assault, click here.
Read the Chicago Tribune article on this topic here.
Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE) has released a new report, Too Little, Too Late?, analyzing publicly available crime data from 2010 – 2019 and the Chicago Police Department’s response. They found that survivors who reported to the Chicago Police Department (CPD) faced grossly inadequate responses.
Continue reading “CAASE Report – The CPD’s Response to Sex Crimes” »
According to a new report release by our friends at the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, “Chicago police earn ‘beyond a failing grade’ in clearing sexual assault cases.” Click here to read the Chicago Tribune article detailing the report, which includes comments by Resilience’s Sarah Layden.