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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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Behaviour change techniques used by family and friends of individuals with problem gambling

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Friends and family of people with problem gambling may experience harms although they do not gamble (or do not gamble in harmful ways) themselves. Often times, they can play a role in helping the person gambling change their behaviour in ways that reduces the harms experienced by everyone. However, these behaviour change techniques (BCTs) are not widely understood. A team of researchers recently helped codify BCTs that family and friends used to both minimize harms for the families/friends...
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Re: Behaviour change techniques used by family and friends of individuals with problem gambling

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Family members who want to save the family home and/ business act quickly to get ownership in their names. Also,by getting money away from gambler,someone with no bank account can apply for Disability. People who have a Major Mental Illness like Mania get approved.
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Internet safety tips for tweens, teens, parents and caregivers

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I'm always on the lookout for accessible resources that are useful for young people and their families/caregivers and professionals who work with families. Below are some links to a great blog series from the creators of Bark, an app for families and schools that can monitor and alert adults about risky or concerning activity on a young person's smartphone. Whilst the Bark app appears to currently only be available in the U.S, their team runs an interesting blog series with videos and linked...
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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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Fold em: Help for Gambling Problems Podcasts

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Check out a podcast that is produced and hosted by problem gambling counsellors in British Columbia - Fold em: Help for Gambling Problems. Episodes feature people with lived experience and focus on specific issues, e.g., help with gambling debt, managing online gambling and effects on family. Counsellors and other contributors also share relevant information and strategies for overcoming gambling addiction. A great resource for people facing gambling problems, along with their families, and...
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