Resources

• Can You Really Be Addicted to Video Games?

Please click on link below: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/22/magazine/can-you-really-be-addicted-to-video-games.html  

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Interested in earning a Gambling Awareness Certificate of Competency?

PROBLEM GAMBING PREVENTION SERVICES provides information, education, training and technical assistance to state, local and community-based agencies, organizations and consumer groups to raise awareness and increase capacity throughout the life span and across the continuum of care. For a gambling awareness meeting in your region visit: CLICK […]

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NO February Behavioral Health Committee Meeting

Just a reminder that the Regional Behavioral Health Committee Meeting will not meet on February 6. Instead, SERAC will be holding a Law Enforcement Meeting for local police officials and state troopers only.  The Behavioral Health Committee will resume on Thursday, March 5, with the meeting’s focus […]

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Join NCPG’s Prevention Facebook Page!

See what other states and programs are up to, receive links to relevant articles, and do feel free to post pictures of your community programs relevant to gambling, especially CAP and the youth work. The URL for the NCPG Prevention Facebook page is: facebook.com/groups/NCPGPrevention.

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The Stories of Recovery: Gambling Disorder

PGS staff and Betttor Choice counselors and advocates have recently returned from the National Council on Problem Gambling’s annual National Conference in Denver.  There are many stories and resources we will be sharing in the upcoming weeks.  For starters, we learned of a Nevada-based project, Lanies’ Hope, […]

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PGS announces five new youth-created Public Service Announcements (PSAs)!

This project is a joint venture between PGS, Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) and the Regional Behavioral Health Action Organizations (RBHAOs). The PSA’s are the result of an eight month initiative working with one middle and/or high school youth group in each of the five Regions of […]

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Gamers Speak to Adult Allies

“Gamers Speak to Adult Allies” joins the two resource sheets released in the recent March Problem Gambling Awareness Month, “Gambling Guide for Youth and Families” and the infographic “Problem Gambling Not Only Affects Your Wallet, It Can Effect Your Health, Too”. You can access these resources on […]

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NCPG – National Survey

The National Council on Problem Gambling recently completed a national survey on gambling attitudes and experiences.  The report—and data broken out by state—is available at www.ncpgsurvey.org

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Better Choice Newsletter – March

Problem gambling–or gambling addiction–includes all gambling behavior patterns that compromise, disrupt or damage personal, family or vocational pursuits. The essential fea-tures are increasing preoccupation with gambling, a need to bet more money more fre-quently, restlessness or irritability when attempting to stop, “chasing” losses, and loss of control […]

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Check out the following links for parents from our Canadian partners:

Gamer profiles Introducing game development Manage gaming at home – our 13 best tips Questionnaire for finding games that are beneficial to a child’s development Setting the right environment Setting your limits Tips for choosing a new game Tips for staying safe online Finding professional help Avatar […]

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