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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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Implications of the Emerging Trends in Gambling

| June 22, 2017
Implications of the Emerging Trends in Gambling

Don Feeney & Julie Hynes / National Conference on Problem Gambling July 21, 2017 – Portland, OR Don Feeney and Julie Hynes discussed emerging forms of gambling and their implications for a wide range of issues relating to problem gambling. How well do current gambling & problem gambling regulations, policy and programs meet the challenges posed by new […]

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Lane County Problem Gambling Advisory Committee

| June 19, 2017
Lane County Problem Gambling Advisory Committee

Mission: To reduce the negative effects of problem/disordered gambling in Lane County. About the Committee: The Problem Gambling Advisory Committee advises Lane County problem gambling prevention staff on gambling-related issues facing Lane County. Topics include: awareness activities (see: media, youth posters, videos), gambling access issues and policies, and efforts to increase problem gambling awareness throughout Lane County.  Anyone […]

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Addictive Behaviors Course at UO – Problem Gambling, Julie Hynes

| June 15, 2017
Addictive Behaviors Course at UO – Problem Gambling, Julie Hynes

Slides from Class – Problem Gambling – June 19, 2017 Welcome! The slide deck and other resources are posted here for your reference. Questions or comments? Contact me. Best wishes in all you do! A few key resources in the news on esports and daily fantasy sports to watch/read and share: How a 16-year-old gamer turned […]

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Problem Gambling: Key Considerations for Behavioral Health Providers

| June 8, 2017
Problem Gambling: Key Considerations for Behavioral Health Providers

A training for Lane County Behavioral Health providers   Thank you for your time! The complete, “clickable” slide deck is below. Additional resources may be added following your questions and comments during the training. Questions? Feel free to touch base with Julie Hynes ([email protected]). Slide Deck   Additional Resources: www.opgr.org – Oregon Problem Gambling Resource Screening […]

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Online Safety – Tips for Parents and Educators

| June 5, 2017
Online Safety – Tips for Parents and Educators

What to do in this tech world when things seem to be moving at light speed? As much as things move quickly, our kids move along with the technology. We have to keep up to keep them safe.

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Changing the Way We Think About Addictions and Youth | Focus on the Future 2017

| April 28, 2017

Welcome! Thanks for being a part of the 2017 Focus on the Future – TOGETHER! Conference in Olympia. Following is a PORTION of the discussion from Julie Hynes, Cam Adair and Roger Fernandes’ panel, “Changing the Way We Think About Addictions and Youth.” We hope you find the materials here useful and relevant to your work. Questions? […]

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2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month

| April 26, 2017
2017 Problem Gambling Awareness Month

March was Problem Gambling Awareness Month, but it’s never too late to “Have the Conversation!” Click here for middle school art search information Click here for youth/young adult video contest information   About Problem Gambling Awareness Month The U.S. highlights the issue of gambling disorders with National Problem Gambling Awareness Month throughout the month of March. A new Oregon study estimates that […]

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