• MCCG- 5.25 hours in Brockton, Massachusetts

    02.21.19Deanna Wilken

    May 2, 2019 @ 8:45 am – 2:00 pm
    High Point Treatment Center
    10 Meadowbrook Road Brockton
    MA 02301
    Natalie Pinto
    (617) 981-2393

    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.

    Learning Objectives:

    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 odessa@maccg.org.

    Funded By: Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Office of Problem Gambling Services