Region 5 Gambling Awareness Team

Welcome message:

Western CT Coalition and its partners are working toward a goal of raising awareness of Problem and Disordered Gambling, breaking down stigma surrounding this addiction, and helping those seek treatment and recovery. As the Regional Behavioral Health Action Organization we engage with many volunteers working toward prevention of substance misuse, suicide, and disordered gambling. Our overall mission is to promote the behavioral health continuum of care and to enhance quality of life at every stage. The Problem Gambling Awareness Team is an extension of this work where alongside PGS, CCPG, MCCA, Naugatuck Youth Services, and many others we are educating our communities on this important topic and extending a hand to anyone who needs help.

We welcome additional members to our team! For more information, please visit:

Region 5 Communities: Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Bethel, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Canaan, Cheshire, Colebrook, Cornwall, Danbury, Goshen, Hartland, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Middlebury, Morris, Naugatuck, New Fairfield, New Hartford, New Milford, Newtown, Norfolk, North Canaan, Oxford, Prospect, Redding, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Sherman, Southbury, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Waterbury, Watertown, Winchester, Winsted, Wolcott, and Woodbury.

Our partners:

Naugatuck Youth Services



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 5 Problem Gambling Awareness Team Meeting @ Zoom
Jun 3 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm