Raise the Bar workshops last approximately 2 hours at NO COST to your establishment. The training is based on our research of the local behaviors patrons say they have experienced or witnessed and on evidence-based best practices of bystander intervention, social norms change, and sexual violence prevention. PCASA will provide all the necessary materials for the training and documentation.
PCASA will check in with bars to train new staff as necessary, update marketing materials and answer any questions that may arise.
During the 2 hour workshop, attendees will learn:
The findings of our research
Gain foundational knowledge of sexual violence/aggression
Refine their observation abilities by analyzing body language
Examine effective intervention strategies
Discuss the development of house policies that reduce sexual aggression
Discuss space safety issues
Once a minimum of 70% of your front-end staff has received Raise the Bar training, you will receive:
A Raise The Bar window cling (renewed annually)
All attendees will receive a certificate of completion for employee files
Employees will receive a Certification Card (renewed annually)
Employers will receive additional training as needed for new employees
Additional marketing materials that reinforce prevention messages for their establishments
Listing on the PCASA website as a Raise The Bar establishment in good standing (renews annually with training)
24-Hour Hotline - (217) 753-8081
Our 24-hour crisis hotline is maintained by Prairie Center staff and trained volunteers. We have extensive information on sexual violence -- from statistics to prevention tips. Our staff and hotline volunteers will help answer your questions about topics such as sexual assault, child sexual abuse, victim's rights, emotional reactions, and the legal system. When appropriate, we refer you to community resources to meet a wide variety of needs.
3 West Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield, IL 62701
208 South Mauvaisterre St.
Jacksonville, IL 62650
215 West Main Cross
Taylorville, IL 62568