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2017 Holidays – Lottery Stocking Stuffers for Kids Aren’t a Good Bet

| December 11, 2017
2017 Holidays – Lottery Stocking Stuffers for Kids Aren’t a Good Bet

So it’s just a lottery ticket, right? What’s the big deal? To answer the question, probably not a whole lot is a big deal. But did you know that 1) it’s illegal to buy Lottery tickets for anyone under 18, 2) kids who start gambling at a young age are far more likely to become […]

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On Loot Boxes, ESRB Ratings & Gambling

| December 7, 2017
On Loot Boxes, ESRB Ratings & Gambling

There’s been a lot of recent conversation in the media about a new video game, Star Wars Battlefront II, and its use of “loot boxes” and concerns about gambling (not to mention “pay to win”). Let’s explore the issues & some concerns.  What is a “loot box”? In video games, there are opportunities to purchase […]

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2017 NYCPG Annual Conference on Problem Gambling – Materials from Julie Hynes

| November 16, 2017
2017 NYCPG Annual Conference on Problem Gambling  – Materials from Julie Hynes

Welcome, NYCPG Conference attendees! Hope you enjoy the conference! Please find below some of the material shared at the conference. Our stuff is your stuff! Just keep in mind that the presentations shared here are Creative Commons copyrighted, so please click the link for info; we are happy to share resources at no cost to […]

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2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars

| November 6, 2017
2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars

2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars are in! 2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars are in! Calendar art was created by middle school students throughout Oregon; one Lane County student’s art is represented this year (Keira from Eugene’s Monroe Middle School, see May 2018)! Calendars are FREE and we ship them free of charge to anyone in […]

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2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Middle School Art Search

| November 2, 2017
2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Middle School Art Search

2018 Art Search and Calendars 2018 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendars are in! Calendar art was created by middle school students throughout Oregon; one Lane County student’s art is represented this year (Keira from Eugene’s Monroe Middle School, see May 2018)! Calendars are FREE and we ship them free of charge to anyone in Lane County, […]

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Roger Brubaker, MPH

| October 26, 2017
Roger Brubaker, MPH

Sr. Community Health Analyst Mental Health Promotion/Suicide Prevention Coordinator Contact: [email protected] | | 541.682.8731 Roger Brubaker is originally from Pennsylvania but has called Oregon home for over ten years. Before coming to the Prevention team, Roger worked as an arborist, taught natural resource science at an alternative high school for at-risk youth, served in the kingdom […]

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Blurry Lines Between Gaming and Gambling: Info for Educators

| October 4, 2017
Blurry Lines Between Gaming and Gambling: Info for Educators

Have you heard any of your students talking about fantasy sports, “skins,” or online poker? From phones to laptops to tablets, electronic gaming is more accessible than ever.  Within this world, lines can be pretty blurry between gaming and gambling when someone pays for extra “lives” or bonuses on gaming apps. Most people don’t even […]

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September 29, 2017 – Problem Gamblers Awareness Day in Oregon

| September 21, 2017
September 29, 2017 – Problem Gamblers Awareness Day in Oregon

“I Can Take a Break” – A Message of Help and Hope for Problem Gamblers and Families Related: PGAD 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2008 | 2006 | 2005 “Take A Break” campaign: Click here for information on Oregon’s “Take A Break” campaign! About Problem Gamblers Awareness Day On July 20, 1995, Robert “Bobby” Hafemann […]

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2017 Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: The Oregon “Take A Break” Campaign

| September 19, 2017
2017 Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: The Oregon “Take A Break” Campaign

Related: Problem Gamblers Awareness Day Problem Gamblers Awareness Day: Organizers encourage Oregonians to “Take A Break”   MISSION The purpose of the “Take a Break” Campaign is to reach out to gamblers and family members to check in to make sure they are in control and gambling responsibly. “Take A Break” at retail locations: Ronda Hatefi and partners in […]

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Eugene Springfield Prevention Coalition

| August 11, 2017
Eugene Springfield Prevention Coalition

Who we are The Eugene Springfield Prevention Coalition is a group of community partners working to proactively address substance abuse in Eugene and Springfield. We do this through: The promotion of positive norms and community standards Healthy youth and family development Advocacy and education The ESPC is focused on reducing alcohol, marijuana and other drug use […]

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