Through our programming with bars and other alcohol-serving venues, the SAFE Bar Network is making a positive impact every day. You'd be scrolling for days if we shared every story of someone taking the skills they learned during the training conversation and using them to increase safety and prevent harm.
With the help of our community partners, member venues, and generous donations we have been able to provide active bystander training to nearly 617 people working in the food and beverage industry so far this year. In fact, in the last 30 days, we have trained nearly 400 people working at 16 venues.
Here are just a few of the ways that SAFE Bar Network members are creating a workplace culture focused on safety.
“I will talk with my coworkers and customers about how to intervene in a way that’s right for each of us.”
“I will let new coworkers and guests know that we as staff always have their backs and are willing to take any steps necessary to make them feel safe.”
“Discuss with my coworkers and guests what a safe night out means and the importance behind keeping everyone safe. Actions go far in keeping coworkers and guests safe.”
At the SAFE Bar Network, we believe that people learn when they are actively engaged in a real-life struggle with new information. In the SAFE Bar Training conversation, we work to connect people with what they already know about safety and harm, share new information, and help them integrate the new learning into their everyday lives.
SAFE Bar Training conversations are simple, manageable, and they work – but you don’t have to take our word for it. Check out these real-life, Everyday Active Bystanders.
To learn more about active bystander skills check out our blog post, Obstacles. What obstacles? 3 Full Proof Everyday Active Bystander Skills.
The SAFE Bar Network is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) you can join the team by donating your time, talent, and money to the mission of giving everyone a SAFE Night Out, just click here.
Interested in learning more about bystander intervention? Visit our friends at With Us Center for Bystander Intervention.