Sexual Harassment Policy Training
This half-day workshop will address sexual harassment in the theater environment and the role of theater companies in preventing and responding to this issue. Through an interactive presentation and discussion, what defines sexual harassment, the effects on both the workplace and the individual, options and resources for those who have experienced sexual harassment, as well as the challenges faced by both employers and employees in the theater workplace will be explored. The workshop will also provide space for employers to review human centered practices around addressing complaints or concerns of staff as well as first steps in building a work culture of safety and trust. Facilitated by a clinical social workers from the Actors Fund, this workshop will set the groundwork for theater employers on best practices to address sexual harassment in the theater industry.
The workshop will run from 10:30am - 2:00pm. Lunch will be provided.
Email John McEwen at Jmcewen@njtheatrealliance.org with the names, titles, and pronouns of the colleagues joining us from your organization no later than Friday, February 28, 2020.
Lillian Gallina, LCSW (she/her/hers) is a clinical social worker at the Actors Fund, a human services organization serving all professionals in arts and entertainment. She supervises the Entertainment Assistance program which provides emergency financial assistance and mental health services to working professionals in the entertainment industry. In addition to her work with individuals, she has lead a variety of workshops and trainings such as Sexual Harassment, Workplace Dynamics, Anxiety and Depression, Substance Abuse, and Mental Health. Lillian holds a Masters of Social Work from Hunter College and a Bachelor of Science in Creative Arts Therapy from the New School.
Brittany Whittaker, LMSW (she/her/hers) is a social worker in the EAP program. She works with individuals in performing arts and entertainment who have experienced harassment and discrimination and provides options counseling, case management and short term supportive counseling. She has developed and facilitated groups and trainings on Respectful Workplaces and Sexual Harassment, including NYS/NYC mandated employee trainings. Brittany holds a Masters of Social Work from NYU Silver School of Social Work and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Michigan State University.
The Actors Fund is a National Human Services organization serving all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those in need, crisis or transition. The Actors Fund offers a broad spectrum of programs including comprehensive social services, health care services, employment training and housing information.