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Bars/Music Venues/Clubs

Thank you for your interest in The Blue Bench's prevention programs! If you would like to schedule a program, please fill out our program request form.

A note for Spring of 2022 – our calendars are now booked through May of 2022 for all programming, and we are unable to add any additional programming on at this time. Please reach out to our Prevention Manager, Libby, to discuss programming options for Summer or Fall of 2022.

  • Safe Bars, based in Washington, D.C., offers staff working in alcohol-serving establishments training to recognize and respond to incidents of sexual harassment and assault. The Blue Bench is an approved practitioner of this program for the Denver community.

    We know everyone – staff and patrons – have more fun when in a safe environment. Active bystander intervention is a promising practice in the prevention of sexual harassment and assault, contributing to safer communities. The Blue Bench Prevention Specialists offer hands-on, team oriented and tool-based training that staff in liquor-serving establishments can put into practice on their next shift!

    Safe Bars is a 2 hour sexual assault prevention training designed to draw on the staff’s current knowledge and experience, while increasing their depth of knowledge about dynamics of sexual violence and perpetrator behavior. The participants have an opportunity to identify effective intervention strategies that draw on their strengths and ability to work as a team, then practice intervening in scenarios that are customized to their venue.

  • Safety and Empowerment Skills classes are 3-6 hours and offered to female-identified teens and adults 13 years and older. This curriculum offers a safe space for participants to learn and practice verbal and physical assertiveness and self-protection skills. The curriculum is based on a toolbox approach – adding tools to participant skills for dealing with situations ranging from sexual harassment to life-threatening situations. These classes can be held for a private group by request and/or are offered to the community (open classes) throughout the year at varying locations around metro Denver. Due to ongoing impacts of the pandemic, our Safety and Empowerment Training is currently on hiatus until Spring of 2022.

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