RVA News and Events
Central Counselor & Art Therapist, Jordan Ferranto, was interviewed by The Columbia Chronicle about her work in art therapy with survivors.
Join us for an evening of conversation, connection, and empowerment as we come together to have a discussion about the real life experiences of these two girls and what we can do to ensure safe homes and communities for all people.
Continue reading “Audrie & Daisy Screening 10/26” »
“I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet”: OurMusicMyBody and the Music Scene’s Shift Away from Sexual Violence
When we track down passes for a summer festival, once-over the loudly arranged concert flyers at coffee shops and dive bars, ask a friend who they’re belting along to during the ride home, press into the edge of the stage because there’s nowhere else to go, we are in tangent with billions of others.
Ah, September. Crisp fall air. Pumpkin Spice. A new school year. Renewed hysteria over trigger warnings.
Last September, The Atlantic published a now much debated article about the supposed coddling of American college students. The authors lumped several issues together as evidence of a purported trend towards intellectual laziness and the manipulative use of emotions as an excuse to avoid critical discourse and limit freedom of speech. Among these issues were trigger warnings.
Open to survivors, their loved ones, trauma workers/volunteers, allies and everyone in between. Continue reading “Making Matters 10/18” »
A public conversation with key stakeholders about reporting campus sexual assault and the emergence of mobile apps and technology designed to increase reporting. Continue reading “Breaking the Silence with Technology 9/26” »
Open to all male-identified persons, cis or transgender, who have experienced sexual assault/abuse recently or in the past. Continue reading “Support Group for Male Survivors 10/6 – 12/1” »
Join RVA’s Men in the Movement group for three special sessions in fall 2016! Continue reading “Men in the Movement Fall Series” »
#OurMusicMyBody: Safety, Sexism, & Harassment in the Music Scene
Saturday 9/17 3:00-4:30 PM; Beat Kitchen 2100 W. Belmont, Chicago Continue reading “Our Music, My Body 9/17” »
For female-identified college students who have been impacted by sexual assault or abuse. Continue reading “College Support Group, 9/30 – 12/9” »
The couples support group will be exploring issues couples face. Participation is open to all couples of all genders. 18+ Continue reading “Couples Support Group, 10/3 – 11/28” »
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT SURVIVORS TO HELP IMPROVE POLICE RESPONSE
Sometimes words are not enough to express the emotions that come with a traumatic experience; that’s where art therapy comes in. No artistic experience necessary. Continue reading “Art Therapy Group for Adult Survivors, 9/7 – 11/16” »
This group is for anyone who is dealing with the impact of sexual assault in their lives. Continue reading “Sexual Assault Survivors Support Group 8/25 – 11/17” »
Making Matters is a space for self-guided art making among individuals affected by sexual violence. Open to survivors, their loved ones, trauma workers/volunteers, allies and everyone in between. Continue reading “Making Matters Open Studio Night 9/20” »
Join RVA’s Men in the Movement group for three special sessions in summer 2016! Continue reading “Men in the Movement Summer Series” »
Rape Victim Advocates is honored to announce a generous grant from Jean Cozier to expand our Counseling and Communications staffing! Continue reading “RVA Receives Grant from Jean Cozier” »