SafeBar Alliance provides education, bystander intervention training, and free branded swag to participating bars and drinking establishments. Its goal is to keep both bar staff and patrons safer from predatory behavior, harassment, and sexual assault. Good things happen when we create an environment where everyone is working together and looking out for each other.
Education & Training
Bar staff and patrons often witness alarming behaviors and are able to take action that can prevent sexual violence from happening, or help connect victims to the support and resources they need. SafeBar Alliance training builds upon the skills and experience bar staff already have and educates them about sexual violence myths, consent, and drug and alcohol-facilitated sexual assault. It also gives staff strategies to help them safely deescalate or intervene in a potentially unsafe situation, and to become more confident in making these important decisions quickly. Because every bar has a unique staff, atmosphere, and clientele, each bar will discuss an individual intervention strategy that best meets their particular needs.
Trainings take between 60 and 90 minutes, and can be adjusted to fit bars’ busy schedules.
Bar staff learn about how to utilize community resources like the Wichita Area Sexual Assault Center (WASAC). A SafeBar rep from each bar will help the bar stay connected to WASAC, and to other bars in the SafeBar Alliance. Through this network, we work to make ending sexual violence both a priority of individual establishments and a value of the entire community.
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To schedule a training in Sedgwick County, call Alexis at (316) 263-0185 or email email@example.com.
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