CITY BARS, MEMBER VENUES PARTNER WITH LOCAL AND NATIONAL ORGANIZATION TO PREVENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT
Employees at local establishments are learning to notice concerning behavior and intervene to increase safety.
This week Brewery Nonic hosted bystander intervention training to increase safety and prevent harm. Both Brewery Nonic and Diablo Blue employees are now trained in active bystander skills! The training conversations are facilitated by The Bridge to Hope in partnership with the SAFE Bar Network, a national nonprofit focused on partnering with bars and other alcohol-serving venues to increase safety.
Nonic and Diablo Blue have shown a commitment to safety. As a demonstration of this commitment their employees are participating in the SAFE Bar Training conversation, putting a renewed focus on creating a workplace culture focused on safety.
The SAFE Bar Network training conversation focuses on teaching the employees of bars and other alcohol-serving venues the skills to notice uncomfortable and unsafe behavior, interrupt to help and create an environment where everyone is focused on a fun, safe night out. As a result of training, 97% of participants know at least one way that they will prevent sexual harassment and assault.
Coltra, Legal Advocate at The Bridge to Hope says, “the training goes beyond individual active bystander skills and focuses on teaching the staff at bars, restaurants, and nightclubs how to have an ongoing conversation about noticing concerning behavior, interrupting effectively, and providing each other support.”
If your bar or restaurant is interested in becoming part of the SAFE Bar Network reach out to The Bridge to Hope!