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.

57 US, Canadian and international lottery organizations participated in 2016. Let us know that you are going to participate and receive access to FREE materials!  Email us at Holiday@ncpgambling.org. Deadline Nov. 30 to be included in our press release.

NCPG Webinar – Youth Gambling/Holiday RG Campaign November 28, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online

Join this webinar to learn about NCPG’s Lottery Holiday Responsible Gaming campaign, which is now in its 10th year. Keith will review the research on youth gambling and lottery play that underlies the need for this effort, discuss the legal exemption that allows minors to play lottery, highlight innovative campaign ads and materials developed by lotteries over the past 10 years and update members on the participation to date.

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New York Council on Problem Gambling Annual Conference November 15 – 17, 2017
Albany Marriott 189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12205

New York Council on Problem Gambling Annual Conference

Each year the New York Council on Problem Gambling seeks to bring together researchers, legislators, counselors and other problem gambling experts from all over the world to increase the knowledge of NYS professionals and bring focus to this devastating disorder. With focuses on prevention, treatment and recovery, this conference provides diversified training and is valuable for a variety of professions. Additionally, NYCPG seeks to provide a strong focus on increasing awareness that treatment works and recovery IS possible.
Whether you are individual, family member, probation officer, school counselor, or other human services professional you will find our keynote speakers and workshops relevant. The NYCPG Annual Conference is the only problem gambling conference in NYS and one of the most well attended problem gambling conferences nationwide.

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Webinar — Problem Gambling Assessment Friday, November 17, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EST
Online

Learning Objectives: Attendees should be able to:

-Identify at least three methods to assess problem gambling severity.

-Identify how to assess for legal and financial problems in individuals presenting with gambling disorder.

-Assess for subtypes of problem gamblers.

This free webinar is offered by the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling. Registration is required.

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Webinar — How to Engage Clients with Gambling Disorder in Treatment Friday, December 15, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM EST
Online

Learning Objectives: Attendees should be able to:

-Identify strategies to address issues of shame and stigma among clients with gambling disorder.
-Identify common concerns of gambling clients that can be used to increase motivation to engage in treatment.
-Identify motivational strategies to engage and maintain clients with gambling disorder in treatment.

This free webinar is offered by the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling. Registration is required.

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Webinar — Responsible Gambling Practices for the Individual/ For the Broader Community January 26, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM EST
Online

The Maryland Lottery and Gaming Agency is committed to the practice of Responsible Gambling.  Moderated by the Responsible Gambling Coordinator for the Maryland Lottery, this presentation will define the concept of Responsible Gambling and what that means for individuals and communities.
Key elements of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Agency’s Responsible Gambling program will be described including:  Responsible Gambling training for casino, lottery and bingo staff as well as lottery retailers, responsible advertising, the Alliance for Responsible Gambling  and the Voluntary Exclusion Program.

Learning Objectives: Attendees should be able to:

-Define responsible gambling and the key elements of a responsible gambling code of conduct.

-Gain an awareness of the Maryland Lottery and Gaming Agency’s Responsible Gambling activities.

-Describe how Maryland’s Voluntary Exclusion Program (VEP) functions and how individuals can enroll.

 

This free webinar is offered by the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling. Registration is required.

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Webinar — Have the Conversation: Problem Gambling Awareness Month Planning February 23, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM EST
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.

 

This free webinar is offered by the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling. Registration is required.

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Webinar — Harm Reduction and Gambling Disorder March 30, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM EST
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.

 

This free webinar is offered by the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling. Registration is required.

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Webinar — Treatment Planning with Gambling Disordered Clients April 27, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM EST
Online

Learning Objectives: Attendees should be able to:

-Use ASAM guidelines for developing a problem gambling treatment plan.
-Understand how to incorporate financial issues into a problem gambling treatment plan.
-Develop a collaborative, goal oriented treatment plan.

This free webinar is offered by the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling. Registration is required.

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Webinar — Gambling Problems Among Individuals with Serious Mental Illness May 25, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM EST
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.

This free webinar is offered by the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling. Registration is required.

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Webinar — Youth and Problem Gambling June 29, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM EST
Online

Learning Objectives: Youth problem gambling has similarities and differences to adult problem gambling. This webinar will provide participates with an understanding and knowledge related to the prevalence of youth gambling in Maryland; reasons why youth gamble; and resources available to address youth problem gambling in communities. Attendees should be able to:

-Contracts the prevalence rates of youth and adult problem gambling in Maryland.

-Describe the three (3) reasons why youth gamble.

-Identify a Maryland resource for addressing youth gambling awareness in local communities.

This free webinar is offered by the Maryland Center of Excellence on Problem Gambling. Registration is required.

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