Prevention Stage II: Strategies in Preventing Problem Gambling

November 2, 2022 @ 10:00 am – November 4, 2022 @ 3:00 pm
Virtual Event
Problem Gambling Network of Ohio
614.750.9899 ext. 104
This Stage II is intended for prevention professionals and builds upon the basic concepts from Stage I and provides participants the opportunity to apply community-based prevention skills to problem gambling issues in their communities.

Prevention Stage II: Strategies in Preventing Gambling Disorder builds upon the basic concepts from Stage I: Gambling, Problem Gambling, and Ohio’s Service System and provides participants the opportunity to apply community-based prevention skills to problem gambling issues in their communities. The training will provide a cursory overview of the history of prevention and problem gambling prevention in Ohio including funding sources, strategies, and collaboration with partners in operation and regulation.

Participants will examine local data to establish a problem of practice for problem gambling prevention and determine what resources currently exist in their communities to address the problem. Participants will engage in independent work, breakout rooms, and large group discussions to examine organizational policies, community policies, and school policies and create guidance to advocate for change.

Who Should Attend:
Professionals in the fields of prevention and education; county boards; and anyone wanting to learn more about problem gambling prevention.

Cost: $50

Continuing Education:
12.0 CEUs are available for this training. Problem Gambling Network of Ohio is an approved continuing education provider through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board, Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage & Family Therapist Board, and the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board Subject Areas:
– P1: 5.5 hours; P3: 0.25 hours; P4: 2.5 hours; P5: 1.0 hour; P6: 2.75 hours
– C7: 12 hours
– No gambling endorsement continuing education hours are available for this training

This virtual training will run each day from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM ET with a 1-hour break from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. Each day will consist of 4 hours of content totaling 12 hours.

Lead Trainer: Claire Spada, OCPS, ICPS
Claire is the Workforce Development Program Manager for PGNO and an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist. She has worked in the prevention field for over 15 years which has included a focus on substance use and problem gambling prevention across the lifespan. In a previous role, Claire coordinated gambling services for a community agency and was effective in developing screening procedures, providing awareness and education to counselors and clients, integrating problem gambling into drug and alcohol prevention, as well as ensuring that her agency was well prepared to address gambling disorder.


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