Problem Gambling Prevention promotes THREE important messages:
- GAMBLING IS NOT A RISK-FREE ACTIVITY;
- KNOW HOW TO KEEP THE "PROBLEM" OUT OF GAMBLING; AND
- HELP IS AVAILABLE FOR PEOPLE WITH GAMBLING PROBLEMS AND PERSONS AFFECTED
PROBLEM GAMBING PREVENTION SERVICES provides information, education, training and technical assistance to state, local and community based agencies, organizations and consumer groups to raise awareness and increase capacity throughout the life span and across the continuum of care.
Problem Gambling Prevention Services Links:
REGIONAL GAMBLING AWARENESS TEAMS
Your Regional Gambling Awareness Team brings together representatives from treatment, prevention, recovery, and your local communities to share resources, collect data, assess community awareness and readiness, support efforts to create gambling-informed programs and services, and support the mission of PGS in raising gambling awareness across the lifespan and the continuum of care. Click on the link below for your Team point of contact. The map and town listing will identify your Region.
The Gambling Awareness Youth Media Project
is a partnership between Capitol Region Education Council (CREC), CT Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG) and DMHAS Problem Gambling Services (PGS), working with youth across the state to focus on gambling prevention.
The AAPI Ambassador Initiative is a collaboration between the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Problem Gambling Services, and Amplify, the Region 4 Behavioral Health Action Organization.
Community Conversation About Gambling Attend a community conversation near you to learn more about the impact of problem gambling, and how to help a loved one, family member, friend, or client. Includes cost-free resources for problem gambling prevention, treatment, and recovery.
Youth Peer Leadership and Gambling Awareness Media Project Youth-produced gambling awareness media through PGS partner, Capital Regional Education Council (CREC)
Disordered Gambling Integration Initiative, DiGIn (pdf)
Regional Map with DigIn Program Sites (pdf)
Upcoming Trainings/Certification Resources
For more information on Problem Gambling Services Prevention Services contact: Kelly Leppard, Prevention Services Coordinator, Kelly.Leppard@ct.gov