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A.B.B.C.

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Businesses & Bars across Arizona unite to promote safe, equitable, and respectful environments and communities free from harassment and sexual violence.

A.B.B.C. Benefits DRAFT

A.B.B.C. PARTNERS ARE PROVIDED WITH: 

1-    A.B.B.C. Training, Materials, and Swag

2-    Policy Development and Updates to include: 
         a.    A Respect Policy
         b.    A legally compliant workplace harassment policy with a retaliation clause, how to report a problem, what to do if the problem has                         not been solved and a prevention component
         c.    Responsible Use Policy – Drinking and Driving & Over Drinking Prevention

3-    Shout Outs from Peer Solutions including honorary board members Neko Case and Billy Bob Thornton and Links to your business on Facebook, Peer Solutions Website, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, in newsletters, and at events. (We encourage the community to patronize A.B.B.C. Partners.)

4-    Monthly updates connecting partners with invitations to coalition meetings, events and activities and opportunities to support each other’s efforts. 

5-    You will be legally covered and know what to do if there is a problem.

6-    A normalized safe, equitable, and respectful environment with employees and patrons resulting in a happy, productive, harassment free workplace.  

A.B.B.C. draft COMPONENTS

1.    Message from owner- Sample Included

2.    Respect Policy – adaptable to any business – Sample Included

3.    “I was caught being good” campaign – Sample included

4.    Workplace Harassment Policy- Under-construction

5.    Responsible Use Policy – Drinking and Driving & Alcohol Abuse Prevention

6.    A.B.B.C. & G2BG Swag & Marketing Materials: Window Clings, Resources, Positive message flyers/posters, bracelets, and more.

7.    Safe Responsible Bystander – SRB Training

a.    Identifying and reporting the signs of abuse (What to do if you suspect a problem & What to do if there is a problem)

b.    How to prevent a problem before it begins - cultivate a culture of Safety, Equity & Respect – G2BG

c.    Responsible alcohol use: Biology 101 & Designate A Driver &/or We will get you home – Coat Check Keys? Breathalyzer? 

d.    Drug facilitated sexual violence

e.    Laws regarding workplace harassment and other forms of violence – includes retaliation

f.    Evaluation tools – Climate surveys, pre/post impact

g.     Resources if you or someone you know has a problem with:

1.      Animal Abuse

2.      Child Abuse

3.      Depression/Suicide

4.      Domestic/Relationship Violence

5.      Eating Disorders

6.      Harassment/Bullying

7.      Gun Violence

8.      Homelessness

9.      Mental Health Issues

10.   PTSD

11.   Self Harm

12.   Sexual Violence

13.   Substance Abuse

14.   Unintended Pregnancy

15.   Other

Why & How Safety, Equity, & Respect Work!

1.     If owners establish a culture of safety, equity, and respect (SER) in their businesses it is likely they also cultivate SER outside their work environment.

2.     If owners treat employees with SER, it is  likely employees will treat each other inside and outside their work environments with SER.

3.     If employees are treated with SER it is more likely they will be more productive, pleasant, and honest.

4.     If employees are treated with SER it is more likely they will treat patrons with SER.

5.     If patrons are treated with SER, it is more likely they will want to return to our businesses.

6.     If patrons are treated with SER, it is more likely they will treat others with SER.

7.     A culture of SER can be felt by employees and patrons the second they walk in the door.

8.     By adopting a SER culture it will encourage others to do the same. 90% of behavior is learned through modeling.

9.     Communities in which SER are norms are communities free from harassment, sexual violence, alcohol abuse, and all harms to others and/or self.

10.      We get to live, go to school, work, and play in safe, equitable, and respectful environments and communities.

Message from Business Owner to Employees  

This can be done by letter or video. Video Preferred.

Hello, my name is ____________ and I am the owner of _____________.  Thank you for your interest in joining our team. We take pride in our mission of excellence. We take seriously our responsibility to provide safe, equitable, and respectful environments. If you work at________, you will find your co-workers are also committed to this culture. Part of our success is being able to model this vision with our co-workers and community. This is how we do it.

  • We treat each person, regardless of identity, equally. This you, our patrons, and me.
  • We value a safe, healthy, happy, productive work environment.
  • We use respectful communication among each other and our patrons.
  • We are willing to listen and learn.
  • We are honest and deeply value integrity.
  • We are empathetic, compassionate, and kind.
  • We speak-up, when we feel safe, if we see or hear anything that is not ok.

If you would like to join our team, we welcome your skills, your enthusiasm, and commitment to our culture. However, if you are concerned that you might not be able to maintain proper boundaries or are unable to treat people equitably with respect, ________________ is not a place for you to work. 

We do extensive training with our staff about identifying and reporting the signs of harm perpetrated by other staff. We supervise interactions carefully. We take our legal and ethical responsibilities to maintain safe and harassment and violence free environments very seriously. And, we support prosecution to the fullest extent of the law, situations where staff is abusive including sexual and non-sexual verbal and physical violence. And here I will be quite frank – if you have a problem sexually violating others or if you use child pornography, please do not accept a job here, but please do seek out help! 

Working with ______________ offers tremendous rewards. We look forward working with you to foster a safe, equitable, and respectful environment and community. Thank you again!

Owner Name and Signature

Adapted from screening video developed by Klingberg Family Centers, New Britain, CT. For information, contact Steve Brown, steveb@klingberg.com.  https://klingberg.org/  Permission to use granted.

Respect Policy

DEVLOPING A RESPECT POLICY INSTRUCTIONS:

The following is a template you can use to update, develop, and adopt your own policy.  We suggest hosting a meeting for all staff. Begin by reviewing your organizations mission and DUCK and DECANTERS’ Policy. You may use the template provided and reword to meet the needs of your organization. Peer Solutions did the same and you can see that example below the Duck’s. It is helpful to have a discussion and training if needed on what each component of the policy means including how to translate the policy into action.

If you would like to have Peer Solutions work with your staff to help develop this policy you may call Jennifer at 602-225-0942 or email Jennifer@PeerSolutions.org

Peer Solutions’ Respect Policy

Peer Solutions is an Arizona-based nonprofit founded in 1996 with a mission: Kids teaching kids to make the world a better place. Peer Solutions’ board members, employees, volunteers and participants are committed to effective and authentic programming with families, youth, schools, businesses, governments, and communities. We believe cultivating safety, equity, and respect as norms is the answer to preventing harm to others and self before it begins. All contributing members play an essential role in the fulfillment of this vision.

Reliable:  We are consistently dependable, responsible and trustworthy. We can be held accountable for our own actions, are honest, and display a strong sense of integrity.

Enthusiastic:  We make working fun through displaying high levels of energy, self-motivation, creativity, and sense of urgency. We express interest through a sincere desire to learn.

Supportive: We create safe environments and demonstrate through empathy, cooperation, and a helpful attitude an appreciation of coworkers, customers, and the community.

Positive:  We accomplish daily activities with assurance, confidence, and a positive mental attitude. We realize that this is one of the major reasons for the Peer Solutions’ longevity in this market and that a positive attitude is contagious.

Efficient: We are eager to become more aware, competent, and knowledgeable of our team environment. We are capable of performing tasks correctly and safely in a reasonable amount of time.

Caring: We are friendly and treat everyone regardless of identity equitably with respect. We practice concern, courteousness, compassion, and kindness. We lend a hand to those in need.

Team Player:  Being a part of everything above and sharing it with others! If we see or hear anything that is not ok, we speak-up, when we feel safe, and work together to make it ok. We practice what we teach. The Guts To Be Good! G2BG - Five things we can all do to make the world a better place! 1- The Guts to Be Respectful, 2- The Guts to Be Honest, 3- The Guts to Speak-Up, 4- The Guts to Be Courteous, and 5- The Guts to Lend A Hand.

DUCK and DECANTER Respect Policy Example

Duck and Decanter Policy: Our mission is to provide the highest levels of service to our customers; to purvey products and merchandise that are unique and represent superior craftsmanship; and to offer support and leadership in the communities touched by the Duck. We will provide a gratifying experience for our customers, staff members and shareholders. We believe that quality service, product and community involvement is intrinsic to the success of our business. All contributing members play an essential role in the fulfillment of this success.

Reliable:  We are consistently dependable, responsible and trustworthy. We can be held accountable for our own actions and display a strong sense of integrity

Enthusiastic:  We make working fun through displaying high levels of energy, motivation, creativity and sense of urgency. We express interest through a sincere desire to learn.

Supportive:  We demonstrate through participation, cooperation, and a helpful attitude a true understanding, appreciation of coworkers, customers, the community and the Duck’s mission statement.

Positive:  We accomplish daily activities with assurance, confidence and a positive mental attitude. We realize that this is one of the major reasons for the Duck’s longevity in this market and that a positive attitude is contagious.

Efficient:  We are eager to become more aware, competent, and knowledgeable of our team environment. We are capable of performing tasks correctly and safely in a reasonable amount of time.

Caring:  We are friendly. We show concern, courteousness, and kindness by respecting and understanding the needs of others.

Team Player:  Being a part of everything above and sharing it with others! We all want to attain the same goals as noted in our mission statement, our goals, and our job description. Our ability to work through it together means a smoother running ship. If something goes right, we celebrate it by congratulating our coworkers. If an error occurs, we discover what went wrong and correct it… together.

Respect Policy Template

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(Name of Organization Here) Respect Policy: Our mission is (Insert your mission here). We will provide a gratifying experience for our customers, staff members and shareholders. We believe that quality service, product, and community involvement is intrinsic to the success of our business. All contributing members play an essential role in the fulfillment of this success.  (You may want to reword to reflect your business more specifically.)

Reliable:  We are consistently dependable, responsible, honest and trustworthy. We can be held accountable for our own actions and display a strong sense of integrity

Enthusiastic:  We make working fun through displaying high levels of energy, motivation, creativity and sense of urgency. We express interest through a sincere desire to learn.

Supportive:  We demonstrate through participation, cooperation, and a helpful attitude a true understanding, appreciation of coworkers, customers, the community and (Your organization’s name here) mission statement.

Positive:  We accomplish daily activities with assurance, confidence and a positive mental attitude. We realize that this is one of the major reasons for (Your organization’s name here) longevity in this market and that a positive attitude is contagious.

Efficient:  We are eager to become more aware, competent, and knowledgeable of our team environment. We are capable of performing tasks correctly and safely in a reasonable amount of time.

Caring:  We are friendly. We show concern, courteousness, and kindness by respecting and understanding the needs of others.

Team Player:  Being a part of everything above and sharing it with others! We all want to attain the same goals as noted in our mission statement, our goals, and our job description. Our ability to work through it together means a smoother running ship. If something goes right, we celebrate it by congratulating our coworkers. If an error occurs, we discover what went wrong and correct it… together.

DUCK and DECANTER I was caught being good incentive EXAMPLE:

This is in the form of a business card printed on both sides.  DUCK and DECANTER employees and Peer Solutions youth hand out these cards when they catch someone doing something good.

SIDE ONE                                                                                    

EAST CAMELBACK          (602) 274-5429
1651 East Camelback Rd Phoenix, AZ 85016

COPPER SQUARE (602) 266-6637
One North Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85004

www.duckanddecanter.com

You were just caught being good!  Thank you for making a difference in our community! 

SIDE TWO    

Visit peersolutions.org for more information

Authorized by: ___________________________  Expires:_______________

DUCK and DECANTER

A Place to Discover

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THE GUTS TO BE GOOD (G2BG), is an initiative that emphasizes five things we can all do to make this world a better place. 1. The guts to be Respectful, 2. The guts to be Courteous, 3. The guts to Speak-Up, 4. The guts to be Honest and 5. The guts to Lend a Hand.

Practicing and promoting good behavior is infectious, and if one business and/or person models goodness, others will as well. 90% of behavior is learned through modeling.