March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM)
Join us this March, in observance of Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM), in collaboration with the National Council on Problem Gambling. It’s easy to integrate problem gambling awareness into your organization. In support of #PGAM2022, our friends at AdCare Maine developed a virtual booth including information on services, videos, support, training, and more all in one visual learning experience. View the virtual interactive booth.
To view other tools to raise awareness and take action, read AdCare's blog post about #PGAM2022.
The campaign theme Awareness + Action: March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month aims to increase public awareness of problem gambling and the availability of prevention, intervention, treatment & recovery services. It encourages all providers to have conversations about problem gambling issues and help direct people to the resources they may need.
Date: March 25, 2022
|Time: 1:00 PM—2:00 PM EST||Cost: FREE|
ABOUT THE LEARNING SESSION
In recognition of Problem Gambling Awareness Month, New England PTTC will host Don Feeney who will present a webinar sharing data from the National Survey on Gambling Attitudes and Gambling Experiences, or the NGAGE 2.0 survey. The results of the April 2021 survey examine public perceptions of gambling in the wake of sports betting expansion over the past 3 years and the pandemic.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Don Feeney is a consultant on gambling policy and responsible gambling and past president of the Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance, the Minnesota chapter of the National Council on Problem Gambling. He was co-founder of the Alliance and has served on its board since 2001. Feeney served on the Board of Directors of the National Council on Problem Gambling from 2002 to 2016 and was president from 2011 to 2013. From 1991 to 2017, he served as Research and Planning Director at the Minnesota Lottery. His research interests include public opinion and gambling policy, public awareness of problem gambling, and gambling and popular culture. Feeney holds master’s degrees in public policy from Harvard and in statistics from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Science degree in applied mathematics from Brown University.
About the webinar: This webinar is co-hosted by the New England (HHS Region 1) PTTC, the Maine Council on Problem Gambling, and AdCare Maine. This event was planned to provide education and training on problem gambling to the prevention workforce. Certificates of participation for 1 hour will be awarded to all participants. No partial credit will be awarded.