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 offers specialized trainings to individual groups of constituents. Two examples of our specialized trainings are the Neurobiology of Trauma and CEU LCPC/LCSW trainings.

Neurobiology of Trauma
This training is designed for a range of professionals who work with survivors of trauma. The content of this training includes: identifying and defining basic functions of the brain, how the brain and the body respond to traumatic events including the influence of traumatic events on memory processes and common emotional and behavior responses to trauma, and how to work with trauma survivors. Case studies will be used to support learning of concepts presented, along with video clips and group-based discussion. This is an introductory level training.

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.

Upcoming Trainings

Understanding the Neurobiology of Trauma
Friday, September 17, 2021
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Click here to register.

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