Webinar was held on Friday, Jan 17th 10:00am - 11:30am
Stacked Deck Program Materials may be downloaded from this NCTTA Help Desk Page.
The NCTTA is proud to share with our prevention communities the North Carolina Problem Gambling and Stacked Deck Program.
Why should I attend this webinar?
Research shows that teenagers and college-aged young adults are more impulsive and are at a higher risk for developing gambling problems than adults. According to a Harvard University study on pathological gambling in the United States, 1.6 percent of the adult population and 3.9 percent of adolescents have a pathological gambling problem. Another 3.9 percent of the adult population and 9.5 percent of adolescents experience problem gambling behaviors. Students with gambling problems are more likely to use tobacco, drink heavily, smoke marijuana or use other illegal drugs. Children who are introduced to gambling by the age of 12 are four times more likely to become problem gamblers.
What will I learn about during this webinar?
This webinar will provide a description of gambling opportunities in North Carolina, introduce youth problem gambling, highlight emerging trends in youth gambling and introduce Stacked Deck, an evidence-based problem gambling prevention program.
- At the conclusion of the training the attendee will be able to:
- Describe gambling opportunities in North Carolina
- Understand and be able to discuss youth problem gambling prevalence rates
- Have a basic concept of emerging trends in youth gambling
- Become knowledgeable about the existence of how to access a problem gambling prevention program and other training opportunities
Alison Drain, serves as the NC Problem Gambling Program Prevention Coordinator. Alison has over 20 years of experience working with government and nonprofit agencies at the local, state, national, and international levels. She has become a seasoned professional in managing research and prevention grants. Alison is passionate about problem gambling prevention and her role of assisting organizations evaluate and expand programs, increase awareness, and impact. She is the North Carolina Problem Gambling Program Prevention Coordinator and manages over 60 statewide secondary and higher education prevention grants, attends conferences and events to educate attendees on the statewide problem gambling treatment and prevention services, and trains and provides technical support to school staff on, Stacked Deck, an evidence-based prevention curriculum. Alison holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from West Virginia University.
Funding in whole or in part for this event was provided by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services with funding from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.