Resilience News & Events

Updated Mayoral Candidate Guide: Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle

In January we asked the Chicago 2019 Mayoral candidates about their plans to address gender-based violence in Chicago. An updated version focusing on questionnaire answers from Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle is now available. The guide was compiled by the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network, Resilience, CAASELife Span, and the National Shriver Center.

Read the updated guide here.

Mariá Balata Helps Present Chicago’s New Deal for All Women and Girls #PinkNewDeal

At a press conference on Thursday, March 8, Director of Advocacy Services Mariá Balata, together with other representatives of local organizations that make up the Status of Women and Girls Working Group, joined the Office of the City Clerk in announcing Chicago’s New Deal for All Women and Girls, a series of 20 recommendations set forth by the working group. You can read the full press release here.
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Support HB 3550!

Support HB 3550!

“It’s never too early to begin educating about consent. Education on consent fosters compassion, empathy, accountability, and respect for others’ boundaries. It provides a framework for helping young people understand that the choices they make, the behaviors and actions they take, affect others. In the same way, it empowers youth to identify and assert their own boundaries in relationships and beyond,” says Lillian Cartwright, Director of Education & Training.
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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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