Region 4’s Gambling Awareness Team

Amplify provides leadership for a team of consumers and professionals to raise awareness about problem gambling and connect them with resources that can help. With funding from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Problem Gambling Unit, Amplify Gambling Awareness Team leads training workshops for organizations, tailored to meet their unique needs, including:

• The Congregation/Community Assistance (CAP) Program, which is specifically designed for faith communities and civic groups.

• The Asian American Pacific Islander Ambassadors (AAPIA) Program, where Asian Ambassadors hold community conversations designed specifically for Asian Americans and for other minority groups.

• The PAWS (Peers Are Wonderful Support) Youth Leadership Program, in which teens are helping each other notice the warning signs of addiction including gambling and gaming to learn that it isn’t just a risk-free game.

If you are interested in learning more or joining the team please contact Melisa Luginbuhl at mluginbuhl@amplifyct.org

Communities include: Andover, Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bolton, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, East Hartford, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hebron, Kensington, Manchester, Marlborough, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Plymouth, Rocky Hill, Simsbury, Somers, South Windsor, Southington, Stafford, Suffield, Tolland, Vernon, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks

Oct
19
Tue
Regional Gambling Awareness Team Coordinator Meeting
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Oct
25
Mon
Youth Media Project Training 1
Oct 25 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For more information on the Gambling Awareness Youth Media Project, please click here! Registration to participate closes on September 15, 2021.

Oct
28
Thu
Webinar on Chasing Losses @ Virtual
Oct 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

 

 

Loss Chasing in Gambling Disorder: Clinical, Behavioral, and Data Science Perspectives

Speaker: Luke Clark, PhD, University of British Columbia

Loss chasing is a diagnostic item for Gambling Disorder and is present in many screening instruments for problem gambling. It is often discussed as a defining feature for differentiating disordered gambling from recreational gambling. But loss chasing can also be expressed in many ways, both within and between gambling episodes, and this creates an obstacle for understanding the ‘centrality’ of loss chasing. This talk will summarize three lines of research characterizing loss chasing on laboratory tasks, in authentic slot machines, and in online behavioral tracking data, in order to better establish the psychological underpinnings of this symptom.

Learning objectives:

To understand current research on the clinical status of loss chasing as a key feature of disordered gambling

To consider how loss chasing can be expressed behaviorally in a number of different ways, both within and between sessions

To understand the importance of loss chasing as one of the few features of disordered gambling that can be detected in behavioral tracking data

The Webinar is free but advance registration is required: https://reedexpo.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dV4ltjkhTKaijYqSVHEbtw

Attendees will earn 1.5 continuing education hours.

  • The ICRG is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The International Center for Responsible Gaming maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
  • NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals (provider #100793).
  • The National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) (Provider #6474). 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
Oct
29
Fri
Region 4 Problem Gambling Awareness Team Meeting
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Nov
3
Wed
Youth Media Project Training 2
Nov 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

For more information on the Gambling Awareness Youth Media Project, please click here! Registration to participate closes on September 15, 2021.

Nov
18
Thu
Problem Gambling 3-Part Training Series for Prevention Professionals: Part 2 – Gambling as a Co-Occurring Disorder and Current Data @ Virtual
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Dec
14
Tue
Regional Gambling Awareness Team Coordinator Meeting
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Dec
16
Thu
Problem Gambling 3-Part Training Series for Prevention Professionals: Part 3 – How to Make Gambling Prevention a Priority
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Save the date.  Registration link coming soon!

Jan
21
Fri
Region 4 Problem Gambling Awareness Team Meeting
Jan 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Feb
18
Fri
Region 4 Problem Gambling Awareness Team Meeting
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am