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The Virtual Problem Gambling Training Summit is in March

Virtual Problem Gambling Training Summit

"Bringing Gambling Disorder to Light"

March 1-31

This annual event is held each March, which is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). The summit will kick off with a full day of virtual workshops, followed by prerecorded workshops released on Mondays and Tuesdays, and accessible throughout the month of March to allow more flexibility when attending workshops. 

➤ Register for FREE on the Problem Gambling Training Summit website.

March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month

PGAM is a grassroots campaign that includes the participation of the California Department of Public Health's Office of Problem Gambling (OPG), the California Council on Problem Gambling (CCPG), and dozens of community organizations, state health agencies, gambling industry representatives, recovery groups, healthcare organizations and providers and others throughout the country. The goal of PGAM is to increase public awareness of problem gambling, and to and provide information about resources for treatment and prevention.

➤ Learn more on our Problem Gambling Awareness Toolkit page.

Gambling Disorder Screening Day

March 9, 2021
Gambling Disorder Screening Day is a one-day event held annually on the second Tuesday of March during Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Established in 2014, Screening Day has included supporters from around the world and has helped identify individuals who might have Gambling Disorder and should seek further assessment.

Brief screens can help people decide whether to seek formal evaluation of their gambling behavior. The 3-item BBGS is based on the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) criteria for Gambling Disorder. 

➤ Learn more on our Screening Day on the Cambridge Health Alliance Website.

CalGETS Phase I Online Training

Future dates for online CalGETS Phase I training will be announced as they become available.

CalGETS Phase II Training

CalGETS Phase II Training consists of live virtual classroom sessions featuring advanced topics for the treatment of gambling disorder. Each online training session will be limited to a maximum of 40 providers. ONLY authorized CalGETS providers are permitted to attend Phase II Trainings.

Future dates for online CalGETS Phase II training will be announced as they become available.

Providers must be authorized and in good standing to attend CalGETS Phase II Training. All participants must be visible through a webcam at all times throughout the training with the exception of official breaks. For more information and to register for CalGETS Phase II Training please use the Provider Education Resource Center (PERC).

OPG is Recruiting Multicultural CalGETS Providers

Past Events

CA Problem Gambling Training Summit 2020

"Focus on Wellness"

Thank you to everyone who attended! Presentation slides can be found on the Provider Education and Resource Center (PERC).


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