Dear Friend,

Fall is in full effect! Resilience is hosting a variety of trainings, workshops, support groups, and more in the coming months. We hope you'll take a peek at some of the events we are offering this fall and winter and join us! You can always stay up to date on what's coming up on our News & Events page.

We hope to see you soon!

With gratitude,

Erin Walton
Executive Director


Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Training – Virtual

Friday, October 14, 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 

Attendees in this training will gain tools to identify sexual violence, intimate partner violence, and stalking. Participants will explore the impacts of trauma and get examples of common trauma responses. Additionally, expert advocates will explain legal and medical options for student survivors.

This training is intended for higher education professionals involved in providing student survivor support or responding to student disclosures of sexual or domestic violence. Suggested participants are Confidential Advisors, Student Conduct and Student Counseling Services. This training does not provide comprehensive review or guidance on updated Title IX procedures; however, Title IX Coordinators are also encouraged to attend.

Contact Maggie Arthur, Director of Education and Training at or 872-356-8215 with any questions.


Crochet and Mindfulness Workshop – Virtual

Monday, October 17, 6:00 8:00 p.m.

Join us for a free two-hour virtual workshop teaching entry-level crochet skills and mindfulness techniques for survivors of sexual violence. No disclosures about experiences are required; however, group participants are welcome to discuss if they wish to.

Materials needed: one crochet hook, size 5mm or 5.5mm, and one ball of yarn, medium weight (size 4). Free materials are available for those in need. Interested participants needing free materials should contact us at least five days in advance of the event.

Please contact the group leader Erica Hungerford, LPC, NCC, at to request to participate and inquire about materials.


Workshop: Communication with Partners Around Intimacy – Virtual

Monday, November 14, 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. via Zoom

This free workshop is open to survivors of sexual violence ages 18+. Participants will learn techniques for communicating with partners related to intimacy, including boundaries, asking for what you need, starting the conversation, and more.

Please contact Erica Hungerford, LPC, NCC, at to request to join the workshop or with any questions.



Tuesday, November 29

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. GivingTuesday is now an independent nonprofit and a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Resilience is thrilled to participate in GivingTuesday 2022!

You'll hear more from Resilience next month about our GivingTuesday plans, year-end appeal, and how you can help us achieve our GivingTuesday goals in a variety of ways! You can donate to Resilience any time by clicking here.


Holidays & Survivorship Support Group – Virtual

Monday, December 5, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. via Zoom

This free workshop is open to sexual violence survivors of all genders, ages 16+. This will be a space to share struggles of the holiday season and receive support from peers and group leaders. Topics may include but are not limited to: family issues, significant dates around this time of year, triggers related to the holidays, and more.

Please contact Erica Hungerford, LPC, NCC, at to request to join the workshop or with any questions.


Let's Talk About Sex Training – Virtual

Thursday, December 8, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Join us for an introductory level training designed to introduce participants to the basics of being comfortable with talking about sex and intimacy with clients, presented by Erica Hungerford, LPC, NCC. By providing an understanding of pleasure inclusivity, queer sex and identities, non-monogamy, and kink, as well as offering skills to help prepare participants for these conversations, this training seeks to provide a foundation to work from when approaching common issues related to sex, sexual identity, and gender identity. This training also seeks to help participants navigate professional boundaries while encouraging clients to have authentic conversations about their sexual concerns. Group discussion will be used to support learning. 3 LCPC/LCSW CEUs are available. Sliding scale pricing is available. Click here to learn more.


40-Hour Crisis Intervention Training – Virtual

January 30, 31; February 2, 6, 7, 9

This training provides an in-depth examination of how sexual violence impacts individuals, communities, and broader society. Trainees will gain basic crisis intervention skills, explore the neurobiology of trauma, and learn how to respond to disclosures. They will also learn about the legal and medical remedies available to survivors and explore how sexual violence impacts groups of survivors experiencing multiple forms of oppression. This training will conclude with an emphasis on vicarious trauma and self-care and empower trainees with resources they may share with their communities. Click here to learn more.

Questions? Contact Jenna Barrus, Outreach and Training Manager at or (872)356-8217.


Spring Volunteer Medical Advocate Training

Resilience is looking for our next class of Volunteer Medical Advocates to train with us this spring. Applications will open soon and the deadline to apply is February 16.

Orientation Sessions (by invitation only): February 20, 21, or 23

Training Dates: March 13, 14, 16 ▪ 20, 21, 23 ▪ 27, 29, 30 ▪ April 3, 5, 6  ▪ 10, 12, 13 ▪ 19

Are you interested in becoming a Volunteer Medical Advocate later instead? Join us for a future training. We host them four times throughout the year. Please reach out to us at with questions! To learn more about our volunteer program, click here.


Get Connected with Resilience's Remote Services

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