Meet Kindra Nelson, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner at Mt. Sinai Hospital
All year long, we’re celebrating the people who make #OurResilience possible and telling the stories of some of our biggest supporters. This month we're shining a spotlight on our Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Nurses.
“We need to start by believing. It is not our job as healthcare professionals to determine if a sexual assault occurred. It is our job to care for our patients." —Kindra Nelson
As momentum for the MeToo movement continues to grow and national attention focuses on survivors who are challenging rape culture, we're elevating all the actions that people in our community take—public and private, individual and collective, big and small—to empower survivors and end sexual violence. I encourage you to learn more about how you can join us or deepen your involvement in our mission this spring.
With a variety of events happening in March and Sexual Assault Awareness Month coming up in April, there are so many opportunities to get involved with Resilience and be a part of our efforts to end sexual violence. We welcome your support, in whatever way is right for you.
Keep reading to learn more about how you can connect with us, and thank you for being a part of the Resilience community!
Erin Walton Executive Director
Cook County State's Attorney Forum on Gender-Based Violence
Join us on March 3! You’re invited to hear candidates for Cook County’s top prosecutor answer questions at the only candidate forum focusing on gender-based violence.
Safety is Survivor-Defined: Exploring Safety Planning with Survivors of Domestic Violence
Join us on March 17! In this training, we will explore the meaning of safety for survivors and their children, define and demystify the safety planning process, and practice applying safety planning strategies to a variety of complicated situations.
Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Training
Register for this training on March 25! Our training fulfills the annual training requirement for anyone on campus who could potentially receive a report of sexual violence. The content is highly specialized to those working at institutions of higher learning to cover the topics required by law.