Developing Bystander Training for Bars Around College Campuses: Lessons Learned from Arizona Safer Bars Alliance
The Arizona Safer Bars Alliance (ASBA) is a statewide initiative to train bar staff to recognize and safely respond to perpetration of sexually-aggressive behavior by bar patrons. Elise Lopez of Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health shares how the program was developed using the Theory of Planned Behavior, successes and challenges along the way. With three major state universities and many colleges in Arizona, Elise also shares why bar staff training can be an effective, innovative approach for college campus communities.
This workshop was part of the Prevention Track at the 2015 National Sexual Assault Conference that was held September 2 – 4 in Los Angeles, CA. View the conference materials including workshop handouts and slides here. The Prevention track was sponsored by the National Sexual Violence Resource Center.