Problem Gambling Training at JFCS
JFCS and The Department of Behavioral Health, Office of Addiction Services presents
Adolescent Problem Gambling: From Social Gaming to Internet Gambling – Identifying the Connection, Addressing the Issues, and Establishing Meaningful Recovery Principles
Consistently, there are more creative and fast paced forms of entertainment to help people escape, cope, or adjust to the stressors of life. Whether finding it through substance, social media, YouTube, or a variety of other methods, individuals are becoming more daring, tech savvy and tech dependent. From a technology perspective, one area that has seen explosive growth exists in the world of skill-based, social and internet gaming. The rise in popularity of eSports and Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) has resulted in an increase in gamers worldwide seeking fast-paced action, escape, and sometimes a chance to win money. With that in mind, studies have started to show a correlation between early onset adolescent gaming as a gateway to problem gambling or other potential issues that may arise later in life. Problem gambling is linked to many individual, public health, and social problems including: depression, suicide, significant debt, bankruptcy, family conflict, domestic violence, neglect and maltreatment of children and criminal offenses. As with any addiction, treatment and early intervention utilizing various approaches can be very effective. This workshop will provide an overview and analysis of gaming and gambling, the behavioral, emotional and psychological warning signs, and considerations for recovery including key principles and barriers.
Daniel J. Trolaro, MS
Thursday, June 7, 2017
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Jewish Family and Childrens’ Services, 2100 Arch Street, 2nd Floor, Phila, PA 19103
There is no cost to attend the training, which includes light breakfast and lunch.
Six (6) FREE social work CEUs have been approved. Instructions on how to obtain them will be given during registration on the day of the workshop.
RSVP: by Friday, May 26
Melissa Blackson at 267-256-2050 or MBlackson@jfcsphilly.org