RVA Interviewed by the Chicago Tribune

Excerpt: Beth Enterkin, a trauma therapist and clinical training specialist at Rape Victim Advocates in Chicago, offers her expertise on ways untrained listeners can best support someone who chooses to share a sexual trauma story.  Read the full article...

RVA Featured on Univision Chicago

Watch the full segment at www.univision.com/chicago/wgbo/noticias/denuncias/metoo-la-campana-con-la-que-pretenden-denunciar-el-acoso-sexual-video....

RVA Interviewed on CBS Chicago Segment #MeToo

Excerpt: The response from Hollywood stars to everyday people was, both, overwhelming and eye-opening to many. “My first thought was, how brave,” said Megan Blomquist, who works with victims through the Chicago organization Rape Victim Advocates. “When you see someone...

Director of Education & Training Interviewed on CBS Chicago

Excerpt: Harvey Weinstein was one of Hollywood’s most powerful producers. But the fallout from Weinstein’s sexual harassment scandal continues to grow. “The person that is doing the harassing is trying to control the victim in these situations, so there’s a lot of...

Austin Trauma Therapist Highlighted in Chicago Tribune

Our Austin Trauma Therapist, DeVona Alleyne, was highlighted in Chicago Tribune’s Oak Leaves!  Excerpt: Q: What brings you out today? A: I’m part of a consent panel today at Euclid Avenue United Methodist Church. I’m a trauma therapist at the Austin...

OurMusicMyBody Campaign Highlighted in Chicago Tribune

RVA Prevention Educator, Kat Stuehrk, was interviewed by Chicago Tribune’s Jessi Roti about OurMusicMyBody and combating sexual violence at music festivals. Excerpt: RVA partnered with nonprofit, domestic violence agency Between Friends to develop the...

RVA Featured in NBC Chicago Article

Our Austin team was interviewed by NBC Chicago about challenges in the environment of Chicago’s Westside in relation to the topic of sexual violence.  Excerpt: Amber Johnson, a medical and legal advocate for Rape Victims Advocates on the west side of Chicago, said...

Article by CBS on Standing Silent Witness

RVA Director of Education and Training, Megan Blomquist, was interviewed by CBS during Friday’s signature Sexual Assault Awareness Month event, Standing Silent Witness.  Read it...

RVA Interviewed by CBS 2 Chicago

Interim Executive Director, Sarah Layden, spoke with CBS 2’s Jim Williams on the assault of a 15-year-old that was broadcast on Facebook Live. “I definitely think it speaks to people not taking these types of crimes seriously,” said Sarah. “That people would...

RVA Featured in Medill Reports Chicago

Central Counselor & Art Therapist, Jordan Ferranto, was interviewed by Medill Reports Chicago: “At Rape Victim Advocates, art therapy sessions can include crafting, painting, drawing, and poetry to work through the trauma of sexual assault. Last month, art...

Making Matters Featured in Medill Reports Chicago

“We started this group as a way to build community and solidarity around the issues of sexual violence,” says organizer Jordan Ferranto. “A place to kind of unwind, relax, enjoy each other’s’ company, make some art, and just kind of be present with each other.” Read...

RVA Counselor Featured in The Columbia Chronicle

Central Counselor & Art Therapist, Jordan Ferranto, was interviewed by The Columbia Chronicle about her work in art therapy with survivors. Read the article here. RVA’s next art therapy session, Making Matters, will be help on Tuesday, October 17th at The...

RVA ED interviewed on Stanford rape case

RVA weighs in on the Stanford rape case on WGN Radio and FOX 32 Chicago http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/national/155844234-story http://wgnradio.com/2016/06/07/this-is-an-egregious-miscarriage-of-justice-sharmili-majmudar-reacts-to-brock-turner-sentencing/...

RVA Director of E&T interviewed on Vocalo

RVA’s Director of Education & Training joined Vocalo’s Morning Amp program as part of the weekly Council of Feminist Thought to discuss the different ways the entertainment industry has handled the cases and allegations against Bill Cosby, Woody Allen and...