Resilience News

Journaling & Meditation Support Group

This is a closed 8-week virtual support group that will be a space for survivors of sexual violence of all genders and who are 18+ to process emotions, thoughts, and experiences through journal prompts, self-reflection, and various guided meditative practices. Journal prompts will range from themes of self-compassion/self-love, self-discovery, processing grief, establishing safety, and many others. We will also incorporate meditative practices such as body scanning, loving kindness, guided imagery, etc.
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Interview with Jen Glawe

This year, we’re continuing to celebrate the people who make #OurResilience possible and telling the stories of some of our incredible clients, staff, volunteers, and supporters. It is more important now than ever to embrace and celebrate what connects us: our resilience. This month, we’re proudly shining a spotlight on Jen Glawe, long-time Resilience supporter.

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Interview with Kim Garvey

This year, we’re continuing to celebrate the people who make #OurResilience possible and telling the stories of some of our incredible clients, staff, volunteers, and supporters. It is more important now than ever to embrace and celebrate what connects us: our resilience. This month, we’re proudly shining a spotlight on Kim Garvey, Advocacy Volunteer Coordinator at Resilience.

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Interview with Lauren Pesa

This year, we’re continuing to celebrate the people who make #OurResilience possible and telling the stories of some of our incredible clients, staff, volunteers, and supporters. It is more important now more than ever to embrace and celebrate what connects us: our resilience. This month, we’re proudly shining a spotlight on Lauren Pesa. Lauren is President of Resilience’s Board of Directors and was recently named Audit & Assurance Partner at Deloitte’s Accounting Advisory & Transformation Services practice. Resilience sends our best wishes and congratulations on this achievement!

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Maggie Arthur on Fox32

Resilience’s Maggie Arthur was featured on Fox32 speaking on Cuomo’s resignation and how it shines a spotlight on survivors of sexual abuse. You can watch the segment here.

Interview with Emma Gonzalez

This year, we’re continuing to celebrate the people who make #OurResilience possible and telling the stories of some of our incredible clients, staff, volunteers, and supporters. It is more important now than ever to embrace and celebrate what connects us: our resilience. This month, we’re proudly shining a spotlight on Emma Gonzalez, Senior Prevention Educator at Resilience.

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Resilience in the Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune recently posted an article entitled, “Date rapes are hard to investigate and prosecute. A new Illinois bill would more clearly define consent in these cases.”  This article featured Resilience directors Sarah Layden and Mariá Balata, experts in this field.  You can read the full article here.

Women of Color Support Group

This is a closed 8-week virtual support group that will be a space for survivors of sexual violence who self-identify as women of color to learn healthy coping skills to be able to navigate through the effects of trauma, and how intersectionality and culture may make it difficult to navigate healing due to factors such as systemic racism, lack of access to appropriate mental health care, etc. In this group, we will not process traumatic details of a sexual assault, rather support one another through empowerment, empathy, and a feminist-multicultural approach to therapy.  Continue reading “Women of Color Support Group” »

Interview with Tom Andreesen

This year, we’re continuing to celebrate the people who make #OurResilience possible and telling the stories of some of our incredible clients, staff, volunteers, and supporters. It is more important now than ever to embrace and celebrate what connects us: our resilience. This month, we’re proudly shining a spotlight on our President of Resilience’s Board of Directors.

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Women’s Support Group

This virtual support group is for women survivors ages 18+.  We welcome all cis, non-binary, and women survivors to join us in this group space to process your experiences with sexual violence on romantic relationships and intimacy.  Survivors will have the opportunity to choose topics relating to relationships after experiencing sexual violence.  This group will provide survivors a safe space to share experiences, learn, and heal.  The group will be facilitated by Alexa Diego and Allison O’Neill.
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Open Art Studio Care Space

Take care of yourself and connect with others during Sexual Assault Awareness Month by dropping-in to an Open Art Studio Care Space. This 3-week virtual series is open to adult survivors of sexual violence and allies 18+, all genders welcome. Bring your creative ideas, share your progress on an ongoing art piece, start a new project, or take a pause. Self-directed artwork is encouraged with prompts and support provided upon request.

Participants will use any items and materials that can be gathered on your own such as paper, magazines for collage, pens, markers, and more. Survivors and allies are welcome to join the care space for one session or all three, for the full two-hour studio time or partial time, as your schedule allows. Facilitated by Annalise Castro, Jordan Ferranto, LCPC, ATR, Victoria Herrera, and Lauren Milburn, LPC, R-DMT.
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