Now that we’ve been studying the sexual violence epidemic for decades, we know there are both proven risk and protective factors for both perpetration and victimization. Talk to a Survivor’s mission is to transform Utah’s social soil from one that is more tolerant of sexual violence, to one that is more resistant.
Consider our cultures and communities as the social soil that we are all rooted in. We draw from our roots, the social norms– what is considered ‘normal’ and often so pervasive, as to be invisible. Talk to a Survivor is working to mobilize our communities to increase the protective factors and decrease the risk factors so that we can prevent sexual violence BEFORE it happens.