The Blurring Lines of Youth Gaming & Gambling: Implications for the Public Health Field
The world of what we have considered “gambling” has shifted dramatically in recent years. In this training, participants will gain an understanding of recent and emerging trends in gaming and how these trends have blurred the lines between how we have defined gaming and gambling.
At the end of the training, participants will be able to:
• Describe at least three recent trends in youth video gaming and gambling
• Identify risk and protective factors, as well as specific youth vulnerable populations for problem “gaming” and gambling
• Describe three methods of addressing problematic gaming and gambling in their work
Julie Hynes has over 16 years of experience in addictions prevention and program coordination. Her passions include community education, leadership development, media and public policy. She regularly provides training and technical assistance on prevention and problem gambling across the United States and is a past recipient of Wuelfing Prevention Award from the National Council on Problem Gambling.
For more information including if you are deaf or hard of hearing, or are a person with a disability and require an accommodation, please contact Odessa Dwarika, Director of Programs and Services @ 617-426-4554, TTY: 617-426-1855 or email@example.com.
Funded By: Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Office of Problem Gambling Services