Effecting Societal Change for Child Sexual Abuse

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Effecting Societal Change for Child Sexual Abuse

Join us for a symposium to discuss how we can collectively impact societal change to keep our kids safer.

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Saprea & Virtual 4104 N Thanksgiving Way, Ste 100 Lehi, UT 84043

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About this event

Child sexual abuse is a silent epidemic in our country, and Utah is no exception. One in five children is sexually abused by the age of 18. How do we make substantive headway on eliminating child sexual abuse from our communities? Join elected officials, nonprofit leaders, and academic researchers/university administrators for discussions surrounding what we can collectively change to keep our kids safer.

HOSTED BY: Utah Women & Leadership Project, Malouf Foundation, and Saprea


8:15 am: Check-in

8:30 am: Breakfast

9:00 am – 9:40 am: Keynote by Dr. Susan Madsen

9:40 am – 9:50 am: Mindfulness Experience

9:50 am – 10:00 am: Transition to Breakouts

10:00 am – 10:50 am: Breakout Sessions

10:50 am – 11:00 am: Transition to Closing Remarks

11:00 am – 11:30 am: Closing Remarks by Chris Yadon, Managing Director, Saprea

Note: Virtual participants will be assigned to the auditorium breakout session.


Breakout Session 1: Interactions Between Child Sexual Abuse and Other Key Issues

  • Moderator: Dr. Betsy Kanarowski, Chief Clinical Officer, Saprea
  • Liliana Olvera-Arbon, Executive Director, Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault
  • Rebecca Dutson, President and CEO, The Children’s Center Utah
  • Laurieann Thorpe, Executive Director, Prevent Child Abuse Utah
  • Julie Valentine, Associate Dean & Associate Professor, Brigham Young University College of Nursing

Breakout Session 2: Corporations—You are a Missing Piece to Solving Sexual Abuse

  • Moderator: Jake Neeley, Executive Director, Malouf Foundation
  • Nate Randle, CEO, Gabb Wireless
  • Kacie Malouf, Co-Founder, Malouf Companies & Board Chair, Malouf Foundation
  • Jeff Jackson, CEO, Visionary Homes

Breakout Session 3: Collaboration, Cooperation, and Conviction: Shared Leadership is the Key to Radical Change in Utah

  • Moderator: Nubia Pena, Senior Advisor to Governor Cox
  • Moe Hickey, Executive Director, Voices for Utah Children
  • Rep. Steve Waldrip, Representative, Utah House of Representatives
  • Rabbi Avremi Zippel, Co-Founder, Nitzolim


Dr. Susan Madsen is the Karen Haight Huntsman Endowed Professor of Leadership in the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University, and the founding director of the Utah Women & Leadership Project. She is also a Visiting Fellow of the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Zagreb (Croatia) and a former Fellow of The Leadership Trust Foundation in Ross-on-Wye (England). Dr. Madsen is considered one of the top global thought leaders on the topic of women and leadership, has authored or edited eight books, and has published hundreds of articles, chapters, and reports. Her research has been featured in the U.S. News and World Report, The Atlantic, The New York Times, Parenting Magazine, Chronicle of Higher Education, The Washington Post, and she is a regular contributor to Forbes. She is a sought-after speaker in local, national, and international settings and serves on a number of nonprofit, community, and association boards and committees.


If you are unable to join us in-person, please join the virtual experience. There is an in-person and virtual RSVP option for this event. For in-person attendees, the event will be held at Saprea in Lehi, UT. For virtual attendees, the virtual link will be available closer to the event online and will be emailed directly to those that registered for the virtual option.