How does Drink Safe Florida Work?
AT THE BAR AND RESTAURANT LEVEL...
Drink Safe Florida provides bar and restaurant staff with the skills and insight to create a harassment and violence free environment for their guests. We do that through a comprehensive staff training program that includes Bystander Intervention and De-Escalation Techniques. Guests enjoy themselves more in a safe environment and are more likely to return if they feel safe and protected.
Our bar and restaurant training program trains bar staff on the following topics:
- The Drink Safe concept, with introduction of account specific materials and the use of code/safe words
- How to identify the signs of harassment and other unwanted behaviors
- How to determine the appropriate course of action and the skills to deescalate a situation where these unwanted behaviors occur whether they are directed at a guest or the bar staff
- Legal and liability issues to be aware of and how to stay in compliance with Florida law
AT THE COMMUNITY LEVEL...
Have you ever been harassed, groped, or followed at a bar or club? No one should have to deal with unwanted sexual advancement. Staff at Drink Safe bars and restaurants have you covered. If they see something they think is inappropriate they'll check in and if you ask them for help they’ll respond. Not able to respond? Every Drink Safe bar is equipped with a customized code/safe word and help cards displayed in the restrooms. Use this word or card and the staff will know you need help getting out of your situation and will assist you in a discreet manor.
Our Community Awareness program helps in the following ways:
- Creates a safe space for you and your friends to hang out and enjoy yourself knowing you will have help if you need it
- Builds on responsible drinking by looking out for you when you are most vulnerable
- Allows you and your friends to plan ahead by selecting bars and clubs that are part of the Drink Safe Program from our Drink Safe Florida Directory
- Gives you one more level of confidence when you go out knowing that you are making decisions that don't take chances with your safety.
Drink Safe Florida is a program provided by Support Volusia Inc., a 501(c)3 corporation.
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