Resilience News & Events

The Decision to Enact a Ban on Abortion in Georgia and Alabama is Harmful to Survivors Everywhere

THE DECISION TO ENACT A BAN ON ABORTION IN GEORGIA AND ALABAMA IS HARMFUL TO SURVIVORS EVERYWHERE

Resilience will always advocate for all people to have full agency over their bodies. Recently there has been an attack on the agency of people with uteruses to control their reproductive freedoms. We believe people should have full control over their sexual and reproductive health, without coercion, misinformation, inaccessibility, or fear. Sexual assault survivors are harmed by anti-abortion legislation. Protecting survivors’ access to safe, decriminalized abortion care services is a necessary and critical healthcare option. We believe there is no world where it is possible to be survivor-centered and deny survivors reproductive choice or where it is possible to protect the consent and autonomy of all individuals and criminalize abortion care services. Being forced to carry a pregnancy from rape to term is a form of torture and should be condemned. Both individuals and entire communities are impacted when choice and self-determination over peoples own bodies are taken away
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Understanding the Neurobiology of Trauma: Implications for Service Providers 6/11/19

This training session is designed for a range of professionals who work with survivors of trauma. The content of this training includes; information on the definition, prevalence, and facts on the characteristics of sexual assault and interpersonal violence, functions of brain areas that are involved in responding to traumatic events, how the brain and body respond to traumatic event, the influence of traumatic events on memory processes, common emotional and behavioral responses to trauma, and how to effectively work with trauma survivors. Case studies will be used to support learning of concepts presented, along with video clips and group based discussion. 3 CEUs Offered for LCPC & LCSW Licenses.

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Director of Programs and Public Policy Sarah Layden Interviewed on CBS 2

In a video that aired on CBS 2 on May 3, 2019, Resilience’s Director of Programs and Public Policy Sarah Layden was interviewed about amendments to the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act (SASETA) that require hospitals to partner with a rape crisis center. Kelley Kitley, owner of Serendipitous Psychtherapy, LLC and Featured Speaker at Resilience’s 2018 Evening of Impact, was interviewed about her story of survivorship and her experience with a Resilience advocate.

Safety is Survivor-Defined: Exploring Safety Planning with Survivors of Domestic Violence 5/23/19

Join us as we examine the complex dynamics of domestic violence and how to best support those impacted by it. In this interactive engaging training, we will explore the meaning of safety for survivors and their children, define and demystify the safety planning process, and practice applying safety planning strategies to a variety of complicated situations. Continue reading “Safety is Survivor-Defined: Exploring Safety Planning with Survivors of Domestic Violence 5/23/19” »

Strip Joker + Resilience Fundraiser Profiled in Scapi Magazine

In an article published on April 10, 2019 in Scapi Magazine, Resilience was mentioned as a beneficiary of Strip Joker, a body positive comedy show hosted at Hamburger Mary’s. At Strip Joker, stand up comedians are encouraged to perform in whatever state of undress feels best for them and to engage with messages of body positivity. Proceeds from the March 9 Strip Joker show went toward supporting Resilience.

Announcing Our New Partnership: AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago

We are excited to share that we’ve partnered with a new hospital: AMITA Resurrection Health Medical Center Chicago. Our advocates have already begun responding to calls. Twenty-four hours a day, our Volunteer Medical Advocates are on call to provide crisis intervention, emotional support, legal and medical advocacy, and referrals to other supportive services in the city. Click here to read our full press release for our partnership with AMITA Resurrection Health.

SAAM 2019: Standing Silent Witness T-Shirt Making Party 4/19/19

Friday, April 19
Standing Silent Witness T-Shirt Making Party
11:00AM–4:00PM | Resilience Central and Northside Offices
180 N Michigan Ave. Suite 600 Chicago, IL 60601 (Central)
1945 W Wilson Ave. Suite 6114 Chicago, IL 60640 (Northside)

Join us for t-shirt, grounding stone, and button making for Standing Silent Witness, our signature event for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. We’ll be making shirts for folks to wear with stories and messaging protesting sexual violence. We will also be making buttons and grounding stones for participants to hold as they stand silent witness with us on April 26. You are welcome to stop by throughout the day and stay for as little or as long you’d like. This event is open to the public and refreshments will be provided.
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SAAM 2019: Vicarious Trauma and Resilience 4/4/19

Thursday, April 4
Vicarious Trauma and Resilience: Caring for Yourself through Your Body
6:00PM–8:00PM | Resilience Central Conference Room
180 N Michigan Ave. Suite 600 Chicago, IL 60601

Join us to learn practical body-based strategies to cope with the impact of SAAM. You will leave this event with an understanding of what vicarious trauma looks like and how it shows up for you, as well as an understanding of the contagious empowerment of survivorship known as vicarious resilience. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP and invite your friends to our Facebook event!
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