We shift community response to survivors, and empower survivors to find peace.
Campus Workshops: 1 in 5 college students will be sexually assaulted before graduating.
Surviving in Numbers has hosted workshops on over 25 campuses.
Survivors can make posters about their own experiences with violence, attend a workshop on consent, peer support, and empowerment, and/or host a display of previously made posters on campus. These workshops are survivor-focused and survivor-driven, and can be tailored depending on any campus’s individual needs: for example, if a campus is particularly small and survivors don’t feel comfortable sharing their own stories, a display might instead include posters from past workshops.
Youth Trainings: 44% of sexual assault victims are under the age of 18.
Surviving in Numbers has trained over 20,000 teens in high school districts across the US.
Only 50% of school districts in the US require any sexual health education, and almost none of those require information on sexual violence, prevention, and supporting survivors to be part of that education. Our trainings utilize unique data from stories shared through Surviving in Numbers to teach peers how to support survivors, how to positively respond to survivors to help them heal, how to step in as an active bystander while maintaining personal safety, and more. Students also learn about and debunk myths around sexual violence, focusing on how those myths play out in daily life and harm everyone, not only survivors. Our trainings are informed by the CDC’s STOP model of prevention.
After the success of our trainings, Surviving in Numbers has been asked to re-write city-wide curriculum on sexual violence, has helped teens around the country run their own workshops, and empowered students and faculty to better support young survivors.
Military Workshops: Only 11% of military sexual assault victims reported the assault.
Military survivors often face unique challenges in reporting their assault or seeking justice and safety after an assault. Surviving in Numbers works with military survivors to help them share their stories in a safe, anonymous way that brings awareness to the problem without forcing a survivor to make a formal report about their assault. Often, survivors who share through Surviving in Numbers decide to formally report afterwards, as sharing in this way sometimes helps them feel more comfortable reporting.
Speaking & Events
If you’re interested in having a display of Surviving in Numbers posters at your school, hosting a training in your school, workplace or community, bringing the founder of Surviving in Numbers to your high school, college, or function, or are interested in having survivors in your community make their own Surviving in Numbers posters, please Contact Us.
“In middle school, my friend was assaulted. None of our friends believed her because [the perpetrator] was her boyfriend. I didn’t know how to help her at all. Now, I know how to help someone and know how to stop this from happening, and know how to explain why what someone is saying is actually blaming the victim even if they don’t mean to.“High School Student, 15