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3 Simple Ways to Support People

In each and every SAFE Bar Training we hear stories of bar staff, noticing concerning behavior, interrupting effectively and offering support. You don’t have to be on the clock or even work in a bar or restaurant to support the people around you. We have three everyday tips for offering your support.

1. Listen to understand. Lead with empathy, put judgment aside, and work to understand. Trust that people know what’s best and safest for their situation.

2. Connect. Offer local resources and help them think of people they can turn to for support – friends, family, hotlines, etc.

3. Don’t give up. The truth is, sometimes helping is frustrating. Taking the time to help, check-in, and offer supports let’s them know that someone cares.


To learn more about joining the SAFE Bar Network contact us at safebarnetwork@gmail.com

If you have a favorite bar, restaurant or night club encourage them to join the SAFE Bar Network. They can learn more at www.safebarnetwork.org

If you or someone you know has experienced sexual harassment or sexual assault our partners can help. Visit www.mocsa.org and www.rainn.org

To learn more about the field of sexual violence response and prevention visit www.preventconnect.org and www.nsvrc.org

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