SAFE BAR

PROGRAM

The mission of Safe Bar is to work with local bars & restaurants in raising awareness about alcohol's role in sexual assault, engaging bar owners and staff in bystander intervention, and working together to do our part to prevent sexual violence across Tennessee.

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Become a Safe Bar!

Description: This training will equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to identify and intervene safely when you see sexual harassment or assault at your establishment. You will receive a wealth of resources for ongoing education, intervention, and support. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify strategies to cultivate a safe and inclusive environment 
  • Demonstrate ability to intervene in situations where there is a risk of sexual assault
  • Identify the five types of bystander intervention strategies
  • Identify common responses to trauma
  • Identify appropriate responses to a disclosure of sexual assault

How long is the training?

In general, we recommend setting aside 1.5-2 hours for the training. SAC will work with you to accommodate your unique scheduling needs.  

What happens after a bar is trained?

The requirement for being considered a Safe Bar is that at least 50% of staff must participate and be trained with the program. We then will give you the Safe Bar materials, such as drug-detecting coasters, a binder of information and resources for staff members to utilize when someone is in need of help, as well as posters with our crisis hotline number. We also give out Safe Bar window clings to help signal to the public and to potential patrons that your establishment has been trained to act if problems arise.

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Want to Get Even More Involved? Become a Trainer of Safe Bar! 

In addition to offering direct training to individual bars and alcohol-serving venues, SAC also trains community leaders to facilitate Safe Bar Trainings. If you’re interested in being a leader in your local community, join us and become a Safe Bar Trainer!

Description: Our Train the Trainer program will equip you with the tools and knowledge needed to train your local bar staff on becoming a Safe Bar. You will receive teaching tools and training techniques to successfully facilitate Safe Bar trainings and equip establishments in your area with ways to safely intervene in situations of sexual harassment or assault. 

Learning Objective:

Equip and prepare trainers to successfully facilitate Safe Bar trainings, including how to:

  • Identify strategies to cultivate a safe and inclusive environment 
  • Demonstrate ability to intervene in situations where there is a risk of sexual assault
  • Identify the five types of bystander intervention strategies
  • Identify common responses to trauma
  • Identify appropriate responses to a disclosure of sexual assault

How long is the training?

This is a 2-day training, 1.5-hour sessions each day.

Want to Become a Trainer of Safe Bar? Request a Train the Trainer

Questions?

For more information or to schedule a training, please contact Jack Ohmes, Statewide Training Specialist: johmes@sacenter.org.

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