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20th Annual KYCPG Educational and Awareness Conference – Feb. 2017

| February 9, 2017
20th Annual KYCPG Educational and Awareness Conference – Feb. 2017

Welcome, KYCPG Conference Attendees! Hope you have enjoyed the 20th annual KYCPG Educational & Awareness Conference. Special thanks to Mike Stone and the conference committee for putting together such great resources for the entire conference. Please find below some of the material shared at the conference. Our stuff is your stuff! Just keep in mind […]

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Super Bowl 51: Keeping it a “safe bet”

| February 2, 2017
Super Bowl 51: Keeping it a “safe bet”

No matter your pick for the 51st Super Bowl, we’ve got tips for keeping your time a safe bet. The Super Bowl and March Madness are the two biggest sports betting events of the year. An estimated $4.7 Billion will be bet in the U.S. on this year’s Super Bowl (legal and illegal — last year’s […]

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2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Video Contest – Rules & Entry

| January 24, 2017
2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Video Contest – Rules & Entry

 Click here to learn more about the contest. 2017 Video Contest Rules: The contest is not open to providers or immediate family members of Oregon Problem Gambling Services, although Problem Gambling Services providers may be consulted in the making of the video. Click here for a list of treatment and prevention providers in Oregon. All entrants must be under […]

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2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Video Contest

| January 24, 2017
2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Video Contest

The 2017 video contest is on!  About the Contest WHAT: A 30-60 second video PSA to increase awareness about problem gambling. Theme: “Have the conversation.” WHO:  Non-professional filmmakers who are residents of Oregon and are under 25 years old. (If you’re under 18, we will need your parent/guardian’s consent.) WHY: Problem gambling is often considered […]

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2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month

| January 20, 2017
2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month — take time to “have the conversation.” Click here for middle school art search information Click here for youth/young adult video contest information More information on 2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month coming soon! (Tag #PGAM in all of your social media posts.) 2016 Problem Gambling Awareness Month: NEW radio […]

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2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Middle School Art Search

| January 18, 2017
2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month Middle School Art Search

The 2017 Art / Poster Search is ON! We are excited to announce the 14th annual Problem Gambling Awareness Art/Poster Search. Who makes these posters? Middle schoolers all around Oregon. Why should I make a poster? Out of wanting to help others, of course! Aside from that: we have prizes! In Lane County, EVERY middle schooler […]

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2016 Holidays – Lottery Stocking Stuffers for Kids Aren’t a Good Bet

| December 7, 2016
2016 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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September 29, 2016 – Problem Gamblers Awareness Day in Oregon

| September 28, 2016
September 29, 2016 – Problem Gamblers Awareness Day in Oregon

“I Can Take a Break” – A Message of Help and Hope for Problem Gamblers and Families Related: PGAD 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 took […]

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Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen (BBGS)

| August 27, 2016
Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen (BBGS)

Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen for Problem Gambling Having a hard time getting enough space for gambling questions on your assessments? Try the Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen tool, a three-question tool for RULING OUT disordered  gambling. The Brief Biosocial Gambling Screen (BBGS) was developed by the Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance at Harvard Medical School, to help screen […]

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Effects of Disordered / Problem Gambling

| August 27, 2016
Effects of Disordered / Problem Gambling

It is important to recognize that most people can gamble without negative consequences. However, a significant percentage suffer major problems (about one in every 37 adults). It’s been said that each disordered gambler affects six to 12 others in his or her life. Individuals, families and communities all suffer from disordered gambling, and, while it would be […]

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