Name of participant: _________________________ Organization: ______________________________ Address: __________________________________ City: _____________________________________ State: _________ Zip code: _________________

Gambling 101:

A Workshop for Community Providers

Type of CEU needed (circle all that apply): None CT Certification Board CHES # State Dept. Education # NASW (pending)

Mail, fax or email registration to:
VSAAC 435 East Main Street PO Box 658 Ansonia CT 06401 Fax: (203) 736-6359

June 6, 2012 9:00 am - 12:00 pm West Haven Town Hall 355 Main Street West Haven, CT 06516

435 East Main Street Ansonia CT 06401 (203) 736-8566

is a three hour awareness training designed for prevention and community treatment providers in the region designed to: 1. Update awareness about problem gambling across
the lifespan with a concentration on the impact of youth gambling.

Gambling 101

Lori Rugle, Ph. D. Director DMHAS Problem Gambling Services Lori Rugle, Ph.D. has worked in the field of problem gambling treatment and research since 1984. Currently, she is Director of Problem Gambling services with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) for the State of Connecticut. Dr. Rugle has been involved in a variety of research projects including studies of treatment outcome, attention deficits among pathological gamblers, neuro imaging and pharmacotherapy with problem gamblers, coping skills and trauma among pathological gamblers.

2. Be introduced to current brain development research and the connection with youth risky behavior. 3. Learn about gambling as a “co-occurring” disorder. 4. Increase capacity to create dialogue with partners and stakeholders and infuse gambling-related information into existing prevention work with youth and families. 5. Enable participants to “start the conversation” with constituents. In addition, follow-up awareness meetings will be arranged to provide further training and support. Clinical agencies represented will be invited to join the “Dig In” Project, a statewide effort to enable substance abuse and mental health agencies to become “gambling informed.”

Who should attend?

Prevention and treatment professionals, faith community leaders, educators, youth group leaders, parents, and anyone who is interested in learning about and preventing risky behaviors among youth in our communities.

Workshop Schedule:

8:30 am - 9:00 am: Registration/Coffee 9:00 am - 10:15 am: Workshop 10:15 am - 10:30 am: Break 10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Workshop

Susan D. McLaughlin, M.P.A., CPP Prevention Services Coordinator DMHAS Problem Gambling Services As Prevention Services Coordinator for DMHAS Problem Gambling Services, Susan McLaughlin oversees the state network of gambling prevention programs and collaborates with state and community based organizations. She develops and delivers training and education programs and consults on a variety of local, regional and state initiatives. A published author, professional trainer and consultant, Ms. McLaughlin worked with Connecticut youth and families in education and human services for twenty years prior to entering the problem gambling field in 1997. She is a nationally certified Prevention Professional.

To register for this informative event, call VSAAC at (203) 736-8566 or fax form to (203) 736-6359 or email Registration deadline is May 30, 2012.

Funding for this program is being provided through Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Problem Gambling Services.

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