Upcoming Webinars from BTS on Bystander Intervention and Substance Use

October 10, 2022

Behind the Scenes has two upcoming webinars: Bystander Intervention in the Entertainment Workplace on October 16th at 4pm Eastern and Understanding Substance Use and Abuse in the Entertainment Industry on October 17th at 7pm Eastern. Both webinars are free, but require advance registration to be sent the login link.

A BTS survey strongly indicated that bullying, harassment and intimidation is a common workplace stressor throughout all sectors of the entertainment industry. Do you know how to safely intervene if you see a co-worker being bullied or intimidated? Did you know there are different ways to intervene to match your comfort level? In just 90 minutes you will learn five easily accessible tools and get real life examples to use in any workplace to safely intervene without worrying about retaliation.

The Bystander Intervention webinar, presented by Dax Valdes of Right To Be, will be offered once a quarter over the next year with the first one on Sunday, October 16th at 4pm Eastern. Visit btshelp.org/bystander to register for the webinar of your choice. While there, be sure to see all the resources to help stop bullying, harassment and intimidation. 

Most of us know someone who is affected by substance use and abuse. This can include concerns about our own use – or that of a coworker, family member or friend. This webinar introduces new resources for recognizing and discussing substance use and abuse in the workplace and beyond. Taking just one hour to learn more can save lives by allowing you to say the right thing – or point someone to the right resources. Advance registration is required to receive the link to the webinar.

Members of the BTS task group will be walking attendees through their recently published website which offers information about how to spot the signs of misuse in yourself or others and the potential long term effects. There is practical guidance on getting help for yourself as well as how you can respond if you are concerned about a co-worker or friend. It also addresses situations where you may be concerned about someone you report to or someone who reports to you. Tips are provided on how to have a conversation with someone you are concerned about as well as on coping and self-care. Visit btshelp.org/substanceuse to learn more.