Resilience Training Institute

All professionals and service providers should feel equipped to support survivors, and all survivors should be able to count on trustworthy, specialized institutional responses. In 2018, we established the Resilience Training Institute (RTI) in order to meet the urgent need among Chicago professionals and service providers for formally structured, high quality training in sexual violence response and prevention.

Virtual 40-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training

Participants obtain foundational knowledge of sexual violence and rape culture and its’ impact on those whom experience this type of victimization. Trainees gain basic crisis intervention skills, explore the neurobiology of trauma and learn how to respond appropriately to disclosures. They also learn about the legal and medical remedies available to survivors and explore how sexual violence impacts unique groups of survivors. The training concludes 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.

Upcoming Trainings

Winter 2024 40-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training
February 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15
5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

For more information about professional trainings, contact Jenna Barrus, Training & Outreach Manager, at