Resilience News & Events

Info Sheets: Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act has been signed into federal law, and our partners at Legal Aid Chicago have created some helpful info sheets in English and Spanish about the new paid sick leave and paid leave benefits under the expanded Family and Medical Leave Act. Read more in the handouts and remember to contact your employer or Legal Aid Chicago for more guidance, as there are exceptions in the law.
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Surviving Sexual Violence During COVID-19

Resilience recognizes that sexual violence does not pause during a pandemic. In these unprecedented times, we are doing everything we can to assure that survivors have the support needed to heal. We will continue to be creative and innovative in our efforts to ensure that we’re able to provide client services remotely. Though our environment is ever changing, our commitment to survivors remains unwavering.
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Self-Care During COVID-19

Living through the current COVID-19 pandemic can be uniquely challenging for survivors and their loved ones. You may not have access to the same spaces and opportunities for self-care that are normally available, and you may experience more negative emotions such as increased anxiety and feelings of sadness or loneliness.

Please know that your healing and emotional wellness are important. We encourage you to be gentle with yourself and continue to practice self-care. Below are some ideas and resources from our Trauma Therapy Team:

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Resilience Updates Related to COVID-19

As an organization dedicated to the healing of survivors and their loved ones, we are prioritizing the health and safety of everyone in our community as we make decisions about how to best proceed with our programs and events. We are continuing to monitor the spread of COVID-19, and we are checking for new information and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control, City of Chicago, and State of Illinois on a daily basis. Please read our latest updates below:

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Important Update about Evening of Impact: Everyone Empowered

We want to share a brief update regarding our Evening of Impact: Everyone Empowered happening on April 30. We continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19, the new strain of coronavirus, and to receive official updates and information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the City of Chicago, and the State of Illinois. We will take all necessary precautions for an event of our size as advised by the Chicago Department of Public Health.

As of now, our Evening of Impact event will continue as planned on April 30. If any plans should change, we will share the update with our entire community via email, our website, and our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Please be sure to follow these accounts and our website for updates.

Important Guidance for Attendees:
If you have cold or flu-like symptoms such as a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, or have been in close contact with someone known to have COVID-19 or have recently traveled to or from an area with an ongoing spread of COVID-19, we ask that you help prevent further spreading by choosing not to attend Evening of Impact.

Thank you for being a part of the Resilience community, dedicated to empowering survivors and ending sexual violence. We are grateful for your support and cooperation.

Women of Color Survivors Support Group 3/26/20-7/2/20

**IMPORTANT UPDATE AS OF 3/16/20: THIS SUPPORT GROUP HAS BEEN CANCELED**

As of March 16, this support group has been canceled. We will keep our community and training registrants updated as information and guidance related to the spread of COVID-19 continues to evolve. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your therapist or call the office at 312-443-9603.

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2020

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). Resilience, along with participating organizations, will be hosting virtual events and a fundraising campaign to raise awareness of sexual violence and support community efforts to prevent it. Read more about Resilience’s virtual events and fundraising for Sexual Assault Awareness Month below:

Celebrating Resilience: Kindra Nelson

In honor of Resilience’s 45th anniversary and our theme “Celebrating Resilience,” we’re celebrating the people who make #OurResilience possible and telling the stories of some of our biggest supporters.

This month we’re celebrating the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners (SANEs) who partner with us to help us achieve our vision of a world free of sexual violence for everyone.
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Centering Survivors: Creative Approaches to Treating Sexual Trauma 3/22/20

**IMPORTANT UPDATE AS OF MARCH 16, 2020: THIS TRAINING HAS BEEN POSTPONED.** 

As of March 16, our training titled Centering Survivors: Creative Approaches to Treating Sexual Trauma has been postponed. We will keep our community and training registrants updated as information and guidance related to the spread of COVID-19 continues to evolve. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Candice Tindell, Training & Outreach Coordinator, at ctindell@ourresilience.org. Continue reading “Centering Survivors: Creative Approaches to Treating Sexual Trauma 3/22/20” »

Art Therapy Support Group 3/5/20-4/23/20

**IMPORTANT UPDATE AS OF 3/16/20: THIS SUPPORT GROUP HAS BEEN CANCELED**

As of March 16, this support group has been canceled. We will keep our community and training registrants updated as information and guidance related to the spread of COVID-19 continues to evolve. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your therapist or call the office at 312-443-9603.

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Empower Your Vote: 2020 Candidates for Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County Respond to Questionnaire about Gender-Based Violence

Resilience partnered with six other community agencies to ask the 2020 candidates for the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County about their plans for addressing gender-based violence. Please view their responses below:
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Moving the Narrative: Dance/Movement Therapy Support Group for Survivors of Sexual Violence 3/23/20-5/11/20

**IMPORTANT UPDATE AS OF 3/16/20: THIS SUPPORT GROUP HAS BEEN CANCELED**

As of March 16, this support group has been canceled. We will keep our community and training registrants updated as information and guidance related to the spread of COVID-19 continues to evolve. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your therapist or call the office at 312-443-9603.

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