Calendar

Events
Name Date/Time Location Summary CEUs
Lottery Holiday Campaign December
all month
Nationwide and International

NCPG and the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors partner with lottery corporations around the world to share the important message that adults should be aware of the risks of gifting lottery products to minors. Visit www.ncpgambling.org/holiday for more information.

42 US, Canadian and international lottery organizations participated in 2015. Let us know that you are going to participate and receive access to FREE materials!  Email us at ncpg@ncpgambling.org.

Problem Gambling Awareness Month March
All Month
Nationwide Grassroots Campaign

This grassroots public awareness and outreach campaign’s goal is to educate the general public and healthcare professionals about the warning signs of problem gambling and to raise awareness about the help that is available both locally and nationally. March 1 – 31 annually.

www.npgam.org

Tell us what you and your organization are planning to do for PGAM 2017 – email Sushmita Upadhaya at SushmitaU@ncpgambling.org.

Strikes! for Responsible Gaming Weds., May 10, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lucky Strike Lanes, Washington, DC

Enjoy networking and awareness opportunities joining the projected 100 attendees in DC at Lucky Strike, a unique restaurant/bar that provides bowling in an upscale setting with good music and great food and drinks. Pick your team or join up with other attendees from La Fleur’s Lottery Symposium on the spot!

Create impact and enjoy cost-effective visibility in the Problem Gambling and Responsible Gaming fields by sponsoring the Strikes event. Sponsorship deadlines: last minute May 3; for complete benefits March 10, 2017. Bowling is optional!

31st National Conference on Problem Gambling July 19 - 22, 2017
Portland, Oregon

31st National Conference on Problem Gambling:
Listening, Learning, Leading

Main Conference July 21-22, 2017

Pre-Conference July 19-20, 2017

Welcome Reception July 20, 2017

Portland, Oregon
Doubletree by Hilton

Hosted by the Oregon Council on Problem Gambling

30 CEUs Available
Bellevue University has teamed up with the Nebraska Council on Problem Gambling to develop this self-paced, online CEU offering. January 9 and 30
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Nebraska Council on Problem Gambling (online)

Bellevue University has teamed up with the Nebraska Council on Problem Gambling to develop this self-paced, online CEU offering.

Upcoming Classes – January:

January 9: Basic Disordered Gambling for Judges, Attorneys & Probation Officers, 14 day online course, FREE! Course #LCCG_0110.

January 30: Basic Disordered Gambling for Judges, Attorneys & Probation Officers, 14 day online course, FREE! Course #LCCG_0110.

January 9: Basic Disordered Gambling for Clergy, 14 day online course, FREE! Course #LCCG_0100.

January 30: Basic Disordered Gambling for Clergy, 14 day online course, FREE! Course #LCCG_0100.

Although the classes are designed for the above professions, anyone who wants more knowledge is able to take them!

The next 60-hour course offering starts February 20th.

 

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Webinar: Couples and Family Counseling for Gambling Disorder January 27, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online

Learning Objectives: Attendees should be able to:
-Identify most common couples and family issues to address around gambling disorder.
-Develop effective strategies for working with financial issues and money protection Planning.
-Address common therapeutic challenges in working with couples and families dealing with a gambling disorder.

Webinar: Have the Conversation: Problem Gambling Awareness Month Planning February 24, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online

Learning Objectives: Participants will explore basic communication strategies on how to engage community members, health care professionals and special populations into conversation using the theme of gambling. Attendees should be able to:
-List the different activities that may be defined as ”gambling” that are available to all age groups.
-Understand the risks and identify some of the warning signs that may be associated with gambling.
-Learn five (5) talking points that can be incorporated into conversation around the topic of gambling in a safe and respectful manner with the general public and with clients.
-Implement conversation strategies for talking with special populations, e.g., youth, older adults.
-Create a gambling and problem gambling awareness activity plan to implement within their own communities.

CA Dept of Public Health Problem Gambling Training Summit March 6-7, 2017
See details
6161 W Centinela Ave, Culver City, CA 90230

Please save the date!

The California Department of Public Health, Office of Problem Gambling’s  annual summit will be held in Los Angeles on March 6 -7, 2017, with the theme, “Make the Change.”

March 6: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
March 7: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Doubletree by Hilton
6161 W Centinela Ave
Culver City, CA 90230

This annual summit is FREE and open to the public and is intended to provide the latest information related to gambling disorders. Please forward this information to those who may be interested.

There will be more information to follow, along with a notification when registration is open.

For any questions, please contact the California Dept of Public Health’s Office of Problem Gambling at 916-327-8611 or cdphopg@cdph.ca.gov.

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CCGP Statewide East Conference Thursday, March 9, 2017
Radisson Hotel Philadelphia NE 2400 Old Lincoln Hwy Bensalem, PA 19053
CCGP Statewide West Conference Thursday, March 16, 2017
Wyndham University Center - Pittsburgh 100 Lytton Ave Pittsburgh, PA 15213

More information coming soon!

18th Annual Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling Statewide Conference March 22-24, 2017
The Osthoff Resort 101 Osthoff Ave Elkhart Lake, WI 53020

The Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling, Inc. will be hosting its 18th Annual Statewide Compulsive Gambling Awareness Conference. The Conference will take place March 23rd and 24th, 2017 at The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Additionally, a pre-conference will be held on March 22nd, 2017.

Mark Your Calendars!

Webinar: Harm Reduction and Gambling Disorder March 31, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online

Learning Objectives: Attendees should be able to:
-Identify at least two (2) strategies for using limited gambling as a treatment goal for clients.
-Identify key elements for using harm reduction in the treatment of problem gambling.
-Describe family involvement strategies when working on limited gambling and harm reduction strategies in the treatment of problem gambling.

Webinar: What Does Recovery Look Like for an Individual with Gambling Disorder April 28, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online

Learning Objectives: Attendees should be able to:
-Define and differentiate between a recovery promotion and relapse prevention perspective.
-Present an empowerment model that supports client goals and multiple pathways to recovery.
-Discuss systems and personal change needed for transformation at all levels to a recovery oriented system of care.

Webinar: Older Adults and Problem Gambling May 26, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online

Learning Objectives: Participants will learn about the risks associated with older adult gambling; why they are more vulnerable to developing a gambling problem; and what safe guards can be established for this fixed income community.  Attendees should be able to:
-Identify the three (3) signs for older adult risky gambling behaviors.
-Understand why older adults are more vulnerable to the consequences of gambling problems.
-Identify the three (3) safeguards that older adults can incorporate into their behavior that will help them make their gambling safe on a fixed income.

14th Annual Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse June 21-23, 2017
See details
Hilton Kansas City Airport, 8801 N.W. 112th, St. Kansas City, Mo. 64153

The theme for the 14th Annual Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse is “Evolution through Innovation.”

The conference will start at 8:00 a.m. for registration on June 21, 2017 and conclude at 12:00 p.m. on June 23, 2017.  There will be an optional Ethics training on that Friday from 12:30-3:30 p.m.

More 2017 Midwest Conference on Problem Gambling and Substance Abuse information will be coming soon. Please check back often.

Conference questions should be directed to Connor Stieferman at (573) 526-7467, or Connor.Stieferman@molottery.com. Thank you!

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Webinar: Gambling Problems Among Individuals with Serious Mental Illness June 30, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Online

Learning Objectives: Attendees should be able to:
-Identify the impact of gambling among individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness.
-Identify at least three common perceived benefits of gambling for individuals with serious mental illness.
-Identify treatment approaches to address gambling problems among those with serious mental illness.