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Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Training for the
Beverage Alcohol Industry

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As part of an ongoing initiative to support those in the beverage alcohol industry, Women of the Vine & Spirits (WOTVS), hired RAINN to develop this customized training specifically for the beverage alcohol/hospitality industry. With great gratitude, we are able to continue offering these impactful modules thanks to the support of Corporate Members Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) and Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA). We believe strongly that this collaboration between our organizations will result in these trainings reaching more team members in our industry, creating safer work environments for all. Read more.

The trainings are FREE and open to all in the beverage alcohol industry. Register Today!


RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, will provide participants with trauma-informed education to increase awareness around sexual misconduct and strategies for prevention. RAINN helps organizations meet the complexities of today’s climate by moving beyond compliance toward values-based, sustainable solutions that promote safe and healthy communities.  

It is highly recommended that you attend Level 1 before participating in Level 2 training sessions. To learn more about each training, visit the Event Registration pages linked below. 


Training Dates for 2024

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Level 1 Level 2

Tuesday, February 20

12:00PM PST / 3:00PM EST


Tuesday, February 27

12:00PM PST / 3:00PM EST


Level 1: Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response Training 

In this 90-minute session, RAINN will begin with exploring the complexities of sexual misconduct and how common misconceptions play a role in the experiences of survivors. Participants will deepen their understanding of the link between power dynamics and common responses to trauma. With this foundational knowledge, participants will learn skills and strategies for creating safe, supportive communities. These strategies will include practical tools for setting and protecting boundaries, intervening in potentially unsafe or uncomfortable situations, and supporting survivors in sensitive, trauma-informed ways. 


Level 2: Strategies for Creating Safer, Healthier Communities

Building upon the education and skills learned in RAINN’s Level 1 Training, this 90-minute session will be a deeper dive into understanding the complexities of sexual misconduct, including recognizing pervasive myths and misconceptions as well as understanding how our own biases influence our responses. In this interactive, skills-based session, participants will deepen their understanding of how to create safer, supportive communities through the application of strategies around boundary-setting, bystander intervention, and community conversations, and how to promote community-wide change through a trauma-informed framework. 

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If you or someone you know has been affected by sexual violence, the National Sexual Assault Hotline provides free, anonymous 24/7 support via phone at 800.656.4673 or chat via the online hotline. RAINN’s website ( also provides information on supporting loved ones who are survivors, helping yourself heal if you’ve been directly affected by sexual violence, and how to be part of creating safer communities. 


Legal Disclaimer:  Women of the Vine and Spirits (WOTVS), Distilled Spirits Council (DISCUS) and Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA), are not liable for any damages related to the use of these programs and materials (“Program”).  Anyone electing to participate does so on a voluntary basis and agrees to waive any claims against WOTVS/DISCUS/WSWA related to the Program.  Nothing in the Program constitutes legal advice, WOTVS/DISCUS/WSWA  make no warranty as to Program content, and any views or opinions shared during the Program does not necessarily reflect the views of WOTVS/DISCUS/WSWA or their members.