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

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

Behavioral Health 101 @ Virtual
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
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 4 Gambling Awareness Team Quarterly Meeting @ Virtual
Jun 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Please email Melisa Luginbuhl for meeting information if you are interested in attending or joining the team!