Spreading the word that help is available to those who have a gambling problem and those who are affected by someone's gambling is a key part of our mission. Those volunteering to help will determine how funding dollars are spent and will oversee the messaging used in our promotional efforts. Whether you have previous media experience or not, we welcome you to join us.


Created to provide a way for clinicians, students and the general public to gain more in depth information in relation to problem gambling topics. Experienced facilitators are brought in from different areas of the United States to share knowledge in their particular area of expertise regarding problem gambling. These conferences also give the opportunity for clinicians and LACs to receive CEUs to use toward their state licensure requirements. Members of this committee assist with finding a facilitator, coordinating travel, lodging and meals for the facilitator, securing a venue for conferences, planning a menu for snacks and lunches for attendees, developing flyers to advertise the mini-conference, creating an e-mail blast and distributing to various schools and agencies, creating registration forms, collecting forms and monies, creating CEU certificates and developing pre and post conference assessments to collect data to support the effectiveness of training.

Prevention & Education

The focus of this sub-committee is to target information sharing activities with at-risk populations within our eight-county target area. This committee manages and schedules community speaking engagements, health fair booths, and other prevention/education activities. By sharing information on the signs and symptoms of problem gambling and by informing the public about state resources for obtaining help, we can help to mitigate some of the problems associated with gambling.

"Strategic Prevention Framework"

Step 1: Assessment - Discover community needs.
Step 2: Capacity Building - Find needed resources to address problem gambling prevention.
Step 3: Planning - Develop detailed plan.
Step 4: Implementation - Carefully manage the plan.
Step 5: Evaluation - Review information gathered and decide, did the plan work?

Sector Building

Future Areas of Outreach include:

-Business communities
-Civic & Volunteer groups
-Healthcare professionals
-Law enforcement agencies

-Religious or fraternal organizations
-State, Local or Tribal government
-Youth and Youth serving organizations

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