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.

“Creating Pathways to A Brighter Future” March 21-22, 2018
The Hilton Sacramento Arden West, 2000 Harvard St., Sacramento, CA 95815-3306.

The California Department of Public Health, Office of Problem Gambling’s Annual Training Summit “Creating Pathways to A Brighter Future” will be held in Sacramento, on March 21-22, 2018 at the Hilton Sacramento Arden West, 2000 Harvard St., Sacramento, CA 95815-3306.

The Summit will include a variety of workshops from experts in prevention and treatment of gambling disorder. Individuals from the recovery community will share their first-hand experience with problem gambling behavior.

The 2-day event will feature presentations on:
• Gambling and Substance Use Disorders; Dr. Richard Rosenthal, UCLA Gambling Studies
• 12-Step Panel; Dr. Rory Reid, UCLA Gambling Studies Program
• Emerging Gaming Technologies and Fantasy Sports: Julie Hynes, Lane County Public Health

For any questions, please contact the Office of Problem Gambling at 916-327-8611 or opg@cdph.ca.gov

Registration and CEU’s are free, SAVE THE DATE!! More information to follow soon.
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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