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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.

Recovery from Problem Gambling is possible. Client-centred strategies that are evidence informed help service providers build skills to assist the recovery journey for people experiencing gambling disorders, poverty and housing instability.

People who are experiencing poverty and/or homelessness along with problem gambling can benefit from supports and services that are customized to their needs. This video describes the case management approach of the Gambling Addiction Program at the Good Shepherd Ministries in Toronto, a unique and first of its kind program in Canada. Melinda, a gambling addiction case worker in the program, highlights her client-centred approach and viewers will gain insight into the circumstances of people experiencing homelessness and problem gambling. Strategies of how service providers and others can effectively work with this population are also highlighted. The video was developed in partnership with Good Shepherd Ministries and St. Michael’s Hospital. (13.35 minutes in length).

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