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.

60-Hour Medical Volunteer Training

Resilience’s Volunteer Medical Advocates are on-call to provide crisis support in emergency departments throughout Chicago. These advocates provide emotional support to survivors of sexual violence as well as information/resources regarding their medical and legal rights and options.  These volunteers are trained through our 60-hour Crisis Intervention training and are a critical component of the healing process for countless survivors throughout Chicago.

Upcoming Trainings

Winter 2024 60-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training
Training Dates: March 11, 12, 14, 18, 19, 21, 25, 26, 28, April 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Potential volunteers can apply here by February 12. Professionals (non-volunteers) are welcome to register directly here.

Spring 2024 60-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training
Training Dates: May 28, 29, 30, June 3, 4, 6, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, and 27
5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Please apply by Monday, April 29.

For more information about volunteer trainings, contact