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.

Specialized Trainings

Resilience’s Specialized Trainings are designed for a wide range of professionals on various topics to increase their capacity to work with survivors of sexual assault. These evidence-based trainings go in-depth on various topical subjects taught by experts in the field. LCPC/LCSW CEUs are offered for these trainings.


The Resilience Training Institute now offers sliding scale pricing on our specialized trainings! What does that mean exactly? The price to register is determined by your income level or student status. Resilience knows that trainings are expensive and budgets are limited, and we are committed to making our offerings more equitable, accessible, and inclusive. We hope you can join us!

Upcoming Trainings

Understanding Trauma Response: Foundational Knowledge for Service Providers
Friday, September 17, 2021
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
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This introductory training is designed for a range of professionals who work or interact with survivors of trauma. Participants will learn the basics of trauma-response including how the brain and the body respond to traumatic events, the influence of traumatic events on memory and emotional and behavior responses, and the approaches needed to work with trauma survivors. An interactive review of case studies will be used to support skill-building and increasing capacity to provide trauma-informed care.

For more information about professional trainings, contact Candice Tindell, Training & Outreach Manager, at