Join us right here on the GGTU Sub-group for a Q&A on gaming addiction with author, speaker and coach, Elaine Uskoski.
We will be asking questions to Elaine about her and her son Jake’s story, as featured on recent CTV W5 feature, ‘Hooked’ a twenty-minute documentary about problem gaming in Canada.
We invite you to watch the documentary by clicking the link above and join in our discussion which will take place on the forum over the course of two days: 9am – 5pm ET on May 6 & 7, 2021. To join, simply visit sub-group home page on May 6 and 7 and you’ll see the topic thread pinned to the top of the COI page.
If you would like an email reminder to join the online event – please email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive an email reminder the day before the Q&A event with a link to the topic thread. You can also email Marie-Claire if you have any questions about this online event.
More about Elaine below:
“In 2014, Elaine Uskoski faced one of the biggest crisis of her life when she learned her youngest son Jake was addicted to video gaming. She put everything on hold to deal with the magnitude and seriousness of his obsession.
At the time, there was little known about this type of addiction and Elaine found herself focusing all her energy on research, learning everything she could so she could help her son.
She married this insight with her 20 years’ experience in social service work and health and wellness. With knowledge, patience and perseverance Elaine was able to successfully help Jake regain his physical and emotional health.
She chronicled some of her experiences in her book “Seeing Through the Cracks “ and now shares her powerful message of hope and awareness through her work as a coach for parents and as a speaker. Elaine’s second book, “Cyber Sober; A Caregiver’s Guide to Video Gaming Addiction” has now also been published. She is a Canada Clinical Partnership Specialist for Intenta Clinical Training for Gaming Disorder.
Elaine has been featured by many media outlets including CTV W5, CBC’s The National, CHCH, The Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, and CBC Radio.”
See you online!