Resilience News & Events
What do you do with Resilience? I’m a Volunteer Medical Advocate and Mentor to the August 2018 Volunteer Class
Pronouns: She, her, hers
What do you do outside of volunteering? Outside of volunteering, I get to manage the Sales Training & Development department at Groupon, who are 8 amazing people between our Chicago and Phoenix offices. I also love my PS4, running, biking, baking, and dancing.
What is one thing you couldn’t live without? It’s a tie between earbuds and the Gilmore Girls box set. It’s a rare time in my life outside of work when I’m not listening to music or reruns of the series instead. Those women give me life.
What do you wish every survivor could hear? When all of this is over, I’ll still be here, and so will you.
In what ways has sexual assault and crisis intervention training impacted the way you engage with your community? The Resilience community is full of inclusive, patient, warm, observant, accepting, intentional people. Sexual assault and crisis intervention training has brought me to them. They create space for dialogue, they elevate dialogue, they manage conflict, they manage relationships. Resilience makes me a better person for every other person I get to know.
Thinking about becoming a Resilience Volunteer? Find out more here.
After 44 years as Rape Victim Advocates (RVA), we saw the need for our name and messaging to better reflect our organization’s breadth of services — from our trauma therapy programs, to our work in medical and legal advocacy, to our prevention education. After months of brand exploration, research and interviews with board members, survivors, and others close to the organization, we are thrilled to come to this new name we feel embodies the future of our organization.
Why a new name change? Why rebrand?
Through rebranding, our objectives are to refine our purpose, expand our visibility in the community and enlarge our vision of tomorrow, all to advance our ultimate goal – empower survivors and end sexual violence. Our rebrand will serve as a catalyst to breathe new life into our steadfast commitment to this goal.
- RVA has come a long way in 44 years, when our original agenda was to believe and be present for survivors we met in hospital emergency rooms.
- Today, our services have expanded to address the entire spectrum of sexual violence, from crisis intervention, advocacy and counseling, to prevention education, public awareness and to have impact on public policy.
- We wanted our brand to encompass the full impact of who we are.
What was the process to decide to rebrand? Continue reading “Take a look inside our rebrand.” »
Reselience’s rebranding has been featured in a Craine’s Chicago Business article. Lisa Bertagnoli spoke with Executive Director Erin Walton and rebranding partner Substance’s Matthew Brett.
A local rape crisis group rebranded, taking on a new identity to avoid loaded trigger words. They say the move has paid off.
Men in the Movement series (MITM) will sponsor a Bystander Intervention workshop, led by the People’s Response Team (PRT).
We’re hosting a psychoeducational group for college and university students who have survived sexual abuse or assault. Continue reading “Support Group for Sexual Assault Survivors who are in College” »
Resilience’s Board of Directors welcomed two new board members in July 2018.
The rebrand will capture the organization’s breadth of services from empowering survivors to ending sexual violence
CHICAGO, Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Chicago-based nonprofit Rape Victim Advocates announced today its rebrand and name change to Resilience. Continue reading “Press Release: Prominent Chicago Organization Rape Victim Advocates Rebrands as Resilience” »
Our Reiki Clinics are an open space where individuals can come for a free Reiki session from a trauma-informed Reiki practitioner.
Continue reading “Reiki Clinics” »
Participants will obtain foundational knowledge of sexual violence and rape culture and its’ impact on those whom experience this type of victimization. Continue reading “40-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training for Professionals 8/6” »
This is a CE* training for mental health professionals. Full attendance at this course qualifies for 6 credits. Continue reading “Understanding Rape Trauma: From Neurology to Social Stigma 6/8” »
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. Continue reading “Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act Training” »
This training provides an overview of the neurobiology of trauma, consent, and overcoming the challenges of delayed reporting, inconsistent statements, and lack of force in a sexual assault investigations.
Continue reading “Overcoming Common Challenges in Sexual Assault Investigations 5/30” »
Between Friends and Rape Victim Advocates (RVA) are continuing an urgent collaborative campaign for the third summer to make music experiences in Chicago safer for thousands of attendees at Chicago concerts and festivals in response to alarming new information on harassment and violence in those spaces. Continue reading “Survey Shows Urgent Need for OurMusicMyBody Efforts to Make Chicago Music Scene Safe for All” »
We can help you ensure your confidential advisor(s) is appropriately trained. Continue reading “40-Hour Confidential Advisor Training 7/10” »
Participants will obtain foundational knowledge of sexual violence and rape culture and its’ impact on those whom experience this type of victimization. Continue reading “40-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training for Professionals 6/19” »
Come listen to some incredible bands sing the good word of consent and enter to win a bunch of prizes and goodies! Continue reading “#SAAMChi: OurMusicMyBody Benefit Show” »
Come test your knowledge of the superheroes who fought for equality…without the help of superhuman strength, x-ray vision, or flight. Continue reading “#SAAMChi: Feminist Hero Trivia Night” »