Resilience News & Events

Save the Date for Our 2019 Evening of Impact: Prevention is Power!

We are thrilled to announce that our 16th annual Evening of Impact will take place on May 30, 2019 at Morgan Manufacturing in downtown Chicago. The theme of this year’s event is Prevention is Power, to demonstrate our commitment to prevention education. Watch this space for more details about registration and the program as they become available.

40-Hour Confidential Advisor Training 7/23/19

To assist area higher education institutions in ensuring compliance with the Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act, Resilience will be offering a 40 hour training specifically designed for Confidential Advisors. Resilience has an extensive history of working with higher education institutions, providing student support, policy consultation, technical assistance, training and prevention education to 13 Chicago area higher education institutions.

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40-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training 8/13/19

Participants will obtain foundational knowledge of sexual violence and rape culture and its’ impact on those whom experience this type of victimization. Trainees will gain basic crisis intervention skills, explore the neurobiology of trauma and learn how to respond appropriately to disclosures. They will also learn about the legal and medical remedies available to survivors and explore how sexual violence impacts unique groups of survivors. The training will conclude with an emphasis on vicarious trauma and self-care and empower trainees with the resources that they may need to share with survivors in their communities.

Legislative ACTION ALERT Opposing the 50/50 Parenting Bill (HB 185)

Last year we asked you to submit a witness slip to stop a bill requiring a presumption that equal parenting time is in the best interest of all children in dissolution of marriage and parentage cases. The bill has resurfaced again as HB 185.

We remain concerned that this bill would have a devastating impact on children in homes with domestic and sexual violence and other forms of abuse given the high legal standard required to challenge the equal time mandate. The bill would also negatively impact parents who cannot afford the cost of legal representation to fight the presumption and protect their children from further abuse.
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Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Training 6/13/19

Resilience is hosting a training for Higher Education Institutions as required under the Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act.

This training is the annual training required for anyone on campus who could potentially receive a report of sexual violence. This brand new training is highly specialized to those working at institutions of higher learning to cover the topics required by law which includes an overview of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking laws, information on trauma response, how to support survivors, and much more!

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Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act Training 4/17/19

Resilience is hosting a training for Higher Education Institutions as required under the Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act.

This training is the annual training required for anyone on campus who could potentially receive a report of sexual violence. This brand new training is highly specialized to those working at institutions of higher learning to cover the topics required by law which includes an overview of sexual assault, domestic violence and stalking laws, information on trauma response, how to support survivors, and much more!
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ICASA’s Official Comment to Proposed Title IX Regulations

Resilience is proud to share the official comment to the proposed Title IX regulations by the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA).  Our very own Director of Programs and Public Policy Sarah Layden, along with directors and advocates from other centers, helped to draft and discuss how these regulations would impact survivors across the country.  Continue reading “ICASA’s Official Comment to Proposed Title IX Regulations” »

Upcoming Female Identified Support Group 3/18/19-5/13-19

Upcoming Female Identified Support Group

What: This group encourages healing through shared experience. Group members will be able to connect with other folks to understand the aftermath of sexual violence. Group is for female identified people who have been impacted by sexual assault.
When: Mondays at 6–8pm from March 18–May 13
Where: Central Office (180 N Michigan Ave. Suite 600 Chicago, IL 60601)
Contact: Space is limited. Contact Reneé Miranda-Beristain at rberistain@ourresilience.org or 312-443-9603 to schedule an intake interview.

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Mayoral Candidates Complete a Questionnaire Written By Resilience and Other Agencies

Resilience, CAASE, Life Span and the National Shriver Center wanted to know mayoral candidates plans to prevent and respond to gender-based violence in Chicago. Find the responses of Amara Enyia, Jerry Joyce, Lori Lightfoot, Susana Mendoza, and Toni Preckwinkle below.  We encourage you to share these responses in your own communities. Continue reading “Mayoral Candidates Complete a Questionnaire Written By Resilience and Other Agencies” »

Resilience office closure Wednesday, 1/30/19

Please note that all Resilience offices will be closed on Wednesday, January 30th due to weather. If you need to speak with someone immediately, please call the Chicago Rape Crisis Hotline at 1-888-293-2080. Thank you for your understanding.

OurMusicMyBody Winter Volunteer Training 1/26/19

OurMusicMyBody is a campaign by Between Friends and Resilience (formerly Rape Victim Advocates) promoting safe and consent-informed music experiences for all and trying to end sexual violence in music spaces. This grassroots movement relies on volunteers to both create a physical presence at music venues and festivals by tabling and to help us spread awareness in a variety of ways. If you’d like to help us end sexual harassment AND see your favorite bands play live, become a volunteer! Continue reading “OurMusicMyBody Winter Volunteer Training 1/26/19” »