Resilience News

Celebrating Resilience Speaker Series

We are pleased to introduce our new Celebrating Resilience Speaker Series where inspiring and influential community figures share their insights on important topics. In our inaugural event, we invite you to join Resilience Board member Dr. Crystal Clark for a discussion on mental health, wellness, and learning to be resilient in our current environment in the first of our brand new virtual Resilience Speaker Series events.
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PSVHE Training

Resilience is conducting a training for Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education.  This training will provide an in-depth look at identifying and understanding sexual and intimate partner violence, stalking, and domestic violence.  Participants will explore the impact of trauma and trauma responses, as well as legal and medical options for survivors.

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Lean On Me

Join us November 19th to discuss what support can and should look like in your relationships and community. This course will cover the beginning foundations of defining healthy relationships, practices of support and healing justice. This event will be virtual with a $5-$25 dollar suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
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CPD Budget Distribution

Resilience joins the Network, Advocating Against Domestic Violence, in calling on the City of Chicago to redistribute $35 million from the CPD budget for gender based violence services.  Join in making the call to action by signing here.

For more information on the CPD response to sexual assault, click here.

Read the Chicago Tribune article on this topic here.

CAASE Report – The CPD’s Response to Sex Crimes

Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation (CAASE) has released a new report, Too Little, Too Late?, analyzing publicly available crime data from 2010 – 2019 and the Chicago Police Department’s response.  They found that survivors who reported to the Chicago Police Department (CPD) faced grossly inadequate responses.
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Chicago Tribune Article

According to a new report release by our friends at the Chicago Alliance Against Sexual Exploitation, “Chicago police earn ‘beyond a failing grade’ in clearing sexual assault cases.” Click here to read the Chicago Tribune article detailing the report, which includes comments by Resilience’s Sarah Layden.

Supporting Our Students

What We Know about School Reporting Officers (SROs)

This week, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) are voting on whether or not to keep School Reporting Officers (SROs). The SRO program places 200 officers in various CPS schools with the goal of increasing safety and student wellbeing. But research and students’ experiences tell a different story, that SROs don’t keep students safe and even put students in the path of more danger.
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Thank You for Your Support in FY20

We want to thank you for your support in FY20! With your help, we served over 1,800 survivors, welcomed our inaugural Associate Board, hosted our first virtual Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign, and introduced remote services. Watch our video below to learn more about the impact you made possible in FY20. Thank you!