How Problem Gambling and Trauma Interact: A Complex Relationship

Presented by: Baxter Chandler

This training will examine the complex connections between problem gambling and trauma.  We will explore the many different types of trauma, including sexual abuse, domestic violence, combat, and neglect, and how trauma is both a potential risk factor for developing problem gambling and a potential consequence.  Evidenced based and trauma informed screening tools and treatment interventions to address both issues will be explored.  Register Today!

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Screening Needed to Identify Gambling Addiction

By: Odessa Dwarika, Director of Programs and Services

(As Printed in “The Provider”, Vol. 40 – No. 7, Summer 2019 Newspaper, The Providers’ Council)


Voluntary Self-Exclusion Program

The statewide VSE program allows individuals to voluntarily exclude from the gaming floor of all Massachusetts casinos for a pre-determined length of time: six months, one year, three years, five years or a lifetime.

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DPH Launches Online Gambling Screening Tool

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Office of Problem Gambling Services and the Suicide Prevention Program announced the launch of their online gambling screening tool with screening for Mental Health, a service of Riverside Community Care. This is a great resource aimed to strengthen the individual, family, and community connectedness of working-age men in Massachusetts.

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Welcome to the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling
We understand the problem. We can help.

Founded in 1983, the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling is a private, non-profit public health agency. We advocate for responsible gaming and gambling practices and services for those affected by gambling. We aim to reduce the impacts of gambling disorder and strive to make gambling healthy and safe for the people of Massachusetts. We are neither for nor against legalized gambling. We accomplish our mission through education, advocacy, and by providing resources. We serve people who gamble, their families, caregivers, and the community at large.

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