CHEC Lowell Training: Recognizing Signs of Problem Gambling
May 8 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm EDT
This training is designed to help Community Health Workers (CHWs) in Massachusetts understand problem gambling and learn about the resources available to assist clients who may experience issues related to problem gambling.
Gambling is unlike most other addictions in that it is often “hidden” from view. The immediate effects of a gambling addiction are not readily visible, as with substance disorder. It is frequently not identified as a problem until it is in a critical stage for the individual and their family.
This FREE interactive training is designed to help Community Health Workers from the Southeast region of Massachusetts understand the issues surrounding problem gambling, recognize when a client may be experiencing problems with their gambling and refer them to appropriate resources to receive assistance.
After attending this training, Community Health Workers will be able to:
♦ Define gambling disorder
♦ Identify gambling activities
♦ Identify similarities and differences between problem gambling and substance abuse/addiction
♦ Explain the prevalence of gambling in the U.S. and Massachusetts
♦ Explain the difference between gambling and problem gambling
♦ Recognize signs and symptoms of problem gambling
♦ Identify sources for further assessment, referral and resources
♦ $150 stipend to cover travel expenses for CHWs serving the Southeast region of MA
♦ Certificate of Successful Completion
Registrations are being accepted on a first come, first served basis. A stipend to cover travel expenses is available for CHWs serving the southeast region of MA.
Contact [email protected] with any questions or to RSVP for this opportunity.
Funding Provided by MA Department of Public Health