Region 2 Gambling Awareness Team

Welcome to Region 2’s Gambling Awareness Team page. Our goal is to raise awareness to understand and address problem gambling by:

  • Integrating gambling awareness into all prevention programs in the region across the lifespan
  • Gathering region-specific community awareness and readiness data
  • Providing gambling-specific educational presentations and trainings
  • Engaging youth in the implementation of peer-to-peer education that addresses gambling awareness

Our communities include: Ansonia, Bethany, Branford, Chester, Clinton, Cromwell, Deep River, Derby, Durham, East Haddam, East Hampton, East Haven, Essex, Guilford, Haddam, Hamden, Killingworth, Lyme, Madison, Meriden, Middlefield, Middletown, Milford, New Haven, North Branford, North Haven, Old Lyme, Old Saybrook, Orange, Portland, Seymour, Shelton, Wallingford, Westbrook, West Haven, and Woodbridge.

The Region 2 Team is a partnership between the Alliance for Prevention and Wellness (APW), CommuniCare, local prevention coalitions and members from the community at-large.

For more information or to get involved, please contact the Region 2 GAT Coordinator, Lorrie McFarland, at

The Psychological Science of Forgiveness @ Virtual
May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Webinar on Forgiveness on May 19, 2021


The psychological science of forgiveness: 

What is it and when should it be offered (to others and the self)?

May 19, 2021

2-3:30 p.m. EDT


Presenter: Dr. Michael J. A. Wohl

Professor and Graduate Chair

Department of Psychology

Carleton University


Who hasn’t been hurt by the actions of others, or inflicted harm on the self? Perhaps a colleague sabotaged a project. Maybe you’ve had a traumatic experience perpetrated by a close other. Or you may be feeling intense guilt for engaging in addictive behavior. These wounds can leave you with lasting feelings of anger and bitterness that can beget more pain and suffering. Of course, an alternative is to forgive—to let go of your negative thoughts and feelings. In fact, we are often implored or even pressured to do so. We are told forgiveness isn’t only the “nice thing to do” but “the right thing to do”. During this conversation, we will discuss what forgiveness is from a psychological perspective. We will also gain a better understanding of when and why research suggests forgiveness of others and the self can be a real change agent, but also when it can undermine health and well-being.


The webinar is free but advance registration is required:


Attendees will earn 1.5 Continuing Education hours:

·         The ICRG is approved to provide continuing education by NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #100793).

·         The ICRG is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP is solely responsible for all aspects of the program (#6474).

·         The ICRG is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The ICRG maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

You’re Invited: The 2021 Youth Gambling Prevention Media Project Showcase Event! @ Virtual
May 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Region 2 GA Team meeting
Jun 3 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Free Virtual Training: Community Assistance Program (CAP) Part 1 @ Virtual
Jun 22 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Click HERE to register!

Free Virtual Training: Community Assistance Program (CAP) Part 2 @ Virtual
Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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Region 2 GA Team meeting
Sep 8 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm