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Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest

The Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest brings together addiction and mental health service providers, researchers and subject matter experts in the fields of gambling, technology/Internet use and video gaming to collaborate and share knowledge on emerging trends and clinical best practices.

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GGTU Fall 2018 Newsletter

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We released the fall 2018 edition of our newsletter earlier this week. The newsletter features the newly released issue no. 39 of the Journal of Gambling Issues where the latest research on older adults and gambling is discussed, along with highlights from our Provinicial Forum, an agency spotlight on Amethyst Women's Addiction Centre, announcements, research updates, upcoming trainings and webinars, and what's in the news. In case you missed it, you can find the latest newsletter content on...
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Mindfulness for gambling, gaming and technology use

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I would have never known that I would be teaching clients how to meditate when I started in the addiction counselling field back in the early nineties. I was not even meditating back then, although I had started training in the martial arts, which I consider to be a form of moving meditation. I would not even have anticipated the types of benefits that I now see not only for the clients but also for myself and there is even scientific evidence behind them. Over the past several years,...
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Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use Training Needs Assessment

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The Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use (GGTU) team at CAMH has been delivering quality professional development and support to service providers for over 20 years. To help us continue to deliver high-quality products and support, we would like to better understand the populations we are serving and their training needs. By filling in this needs assessment survey, you will help us develop better training deliveries to you and service providers like you. This survey should take approximately...
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Re: Getting started on our online community

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Hi Everyone! My name is Ember Schincariol and I am a Social Worker with the Gambling & Behavioural Addictions program at Sister Margaret Smith Centre in Thunder Bay. I recently returned to work after my maternity leave. My colleagues informed me about this online community so I immediately joined. Looking forward to continuing to read posts and receive notifications about webinars!
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Re: Getting started on our online community

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Hi, my name is Andrew Karagianis. I'm a Social Service Worker/Gambling Addiction Case Worker at Good Shepherd Ministries in Toronto. I'm part of a 3-year Gambling Addiction Pilot Project, which is addressing problem gambling among adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. I first heard of this community of interest at a CAMH training course last week, and thought it would be a good idea to join, and see what I can learn from other people!
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Re: Getting started on our online community

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Hi Andrew, I am a public health nurse working on the gambling file in Ottawa. Do you know if any organizations supporting homeless individuals in Ottawa are aware of higher rate of gambling harm with homeless individuals? They are certainly a group I want to reach out to but thought I would see if you had any links to Ottawa.
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Re: Getting started on our online community

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Hi Susan, I personally don't have any links to Ottawa, although I've noticed that there is another member of this Community of Interest who is involved in Good Shepherd's project, who might have an answer. I'm not sure about the etiquette (or technical ability) of tagging other people into conversations on this website yet, but I'll e-mail the person and get back to you (or, message me next week if I haven't gotten back to you yet).
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Re: Getting started on our online community

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Thank you. You can email me at susan.phypers@Ottawa.ca . Cheers!
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Re: Getting started on our online community

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Hi, My name is Flora Matheson. I am a scientist at the Centre for Urban Health Solutions at St. Michael’s Hospital and work in the area of gambling, poverty and homelessness. I have been working with Good Shepherd since 2014 on this issue. We’ve been finding that there is a lack of awareness in general among this population. We have been developing guides and information to create awareness. We also have a training module on poverty, gambling and homelessness that we are happy to deliver.
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Re: Getting started on our online community

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Hi everyone! My name is Tanya Abate, and I am a Research Coordinator / Knowledge Broker with the Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use team at CAMH. I am looking forward to reading more responses, and getting to know our CoI memebers!
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Re: Getting started on our online community

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Hi Andrew, In terms of the EENet Connect etiquette, that can be found here on the website: https://www.eenetconnect.ca/pages/community-guidelines With respect to functionality, there are multiple ways to reach out to an individual member of EENet Connect: Tag them in a post or comment - just use the @ symbol and enter their display name. Reply or comment on something they have posted - this will trigger a notification to them. Send a private message - You can do this by clicking on their...
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Re: Getting started on our online community

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Thank you for introducing yourselves @Registered Member, @Registered Member, @Registered Member, @Registered Member and @Registered Member! Welcome and thanks for starting off the conversations both about relevant resources and the functionalities of EENet Connect! Now, who's next? Feel free to introduce yourself
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Re: Getting started on our online community

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Hi! I'm Melanie Payne. I work in Belleville Ontario as a Services Coordinator at the PlaySmart Centre (Responsible Gambling Council). I look forward to the information I will gather from the members of this CoI!
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Getting started on our online community

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For those of you who have just joined our online community, welcome! I wanted to first share some EENet Connect Tips just in case you are not familiar with the platform (or need a refresher) and then get to know a little bit more about each of you!! EENet Connect Tips To start a conversation, click the green "Post" button and select "Topic." On the new page that appears, fill in the subject and body of your discussion topic and hit "Publish" You can respond to someone else's topic by...
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Webinar archive and replay: Problem technology use in adults

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If you missed the engaging webinar on June 17, 2021 called 'Problem technology use in adults' presented by Dr. Mark van der Maas of Rutgers University, please check it out in GGTU's archive! This webinar focuses on a recent study of problem electronic device use among Ontario adults and encourages reflection on how much time we spend on our devices. To view this webinar and accompanying slides, please visit GGTU's Trainings and Webinars archive page and select the Archive tab.
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Webinar Replay! For everyone who would like to stay “Connex”ted! Do we know what is new in our community and how to stay connected?

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On February 24, 2022, GGTU hosted Anne Counter who was our star presenter, “ConnexOntario (Discover Mental Health, Addiction and Problem Gambling Services): A brief history and overview” . With COVID-19 changing the world and accessibility platforms being constantly revised to meet new technology advances. Anne’s presentation was really timely with relevant information on new and innovative initiatives being rolled out by ConnexOntario. They still strive to ensure they bridge services for...
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GGTU Training Needs Assessment

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The Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use (GGTU) program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health creates training products and resources for clinicians working in the area of addictions and mental health. We would love to hear from you about how we can serve your training needs better. Your participation in this survey helps us continue to deliver high-quality products and support. This survey should take approximately 5 minutes and will remain open until Thursday March 24 th at 5 p.m.
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New GGTU course: Working with Families and Affected Loved Ones

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This self-directed online course presents current evidence and best practices for working with families, couples and loved ones experiencing harms because of a loved one’s problem gambling. It provides an overview of these harms and addresses how professionals can support these individuals, including intervention strategies professionals can use to help clients protect their finances, develop coping skills, repair relationships and rebuild trust. This course is most suitable for...
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Webinar Replay! Coping with Disaster: Mental Health, Substance Use and Financial Concerns Associated with Online Gambling During COVID-19

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In case you missed it or wish to watch again, please check out GGTU's latest recorded webinar from May 25th, 2022 - 'Coping with Disaster: Mental Health, Substance Use and Financial Concerns Associated with Online Gambling During COVID-19'. This webinar represents part 2 of 3 in GGTU's 2022 series of standalone yet interconnected webinars titled, ‘The Impacts of Digital Technologies on Mental Health and Addictions’. In this webinar, Dr. Alex Price (Responsible Gambling Council) presented new...
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GGTU launches new digital newsletter

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Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use has launched a new digital newsletter on our new GGTU website . We also have an online digital assessment survey . We want to hear from you about the topics we should be focusing on, and the types of resources and digital products we should be offering in the year ahead.
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