The New York Council on Problem Gambling now offers FREE live webinars for New York State providers.  These webinars are OASAS approved for 1 clock hour per course.  Dr. Loreen Rugle, Program Director of the Maryland Center of Excellence in Problem Gambling, is the instructor for all of our webinars.  Dr. Rugle also serves as an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Past webinar topics include: Engaging the Client in Treatment; Assessment; Treatment Planning; and Characteristics of a Problem Gambling.

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  • Gaming Among Youth: Challenges and Choices

    Course Outline:

    • Defining gaming and gambling
    • Understanding increased risk of problems among youth
    • Preventing gaming problems among youth
    • Resources and more information

    Educational Goal:

    Participants will gain an understanding of the rapidly changing technologies that allow for youth to gamble while gaming, the risk this presents and what precautions to take.

    Educational Objectives:

    • Define gaming and gambling.
    • Explain the relationship between gaming and gambling.
    • List reasons why gaming and gambling are risky for youth.
    • Describe concrete ways parents and other adults can communicate gaming and gambling risk information to youth.
    • Identify tools to reduce the risk of gaming and gambling problems among youth.
    • Recognize resources for students and parents affected by problem gambling if needed.

    Class Cost
    Free for NYS Residents only. Non-residents are not eligible.