Join host Tana Russell, Assistant Director of Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling, as she discusses gambling and gaming with special co-hosts and internationally renowned subject matter experts. Together they journey to shine a light on the topic of gambling and gaming disorder with genuine care, humor, and a passion for knocking down barriers to care and reducing the stigma associated with seeking help.
"La Abuela" Said So: Caring for the Latino/a Culture and Community - S4E5
Meet guests Jose Garcia, CGAC-I, CADC-II, and Antonio Sosa, SUDP, WSCGC-I, in this Connections podcast episode. They share their experiences about being a part of the rich Latino/a culture and hear about how they raise awareness for mental health and help care for and heal their communities.
Didgwalic Wellness Center, Anacortes, WA
New Horizon Programs,Hermiston, OR
Swinomish Indian Traibal Community Wellness Program, La Conner, WA
What is “two-spirit?” What’s the difference between two-spirit vs. LGBTQIA+? What does it mean to be a “settler?” And what does all this have to do with gambling or gaming, recovery, and behavioral health? Listen to find out.
With special guests:
Harlan Pruden and Ryan Stillwagon
Two-Spirit Dry Lab https://twospiritdrylab.ca/
Addiction Professionals’ Best-Kept Secret Resource: ATTC
People may often think of treatment professionals, peers, and 12-steps when they think of recovery help services, but who else is behind the scenes? Who helps the helpers!? Who can they turn to for assistance in implementing evidence-based practices, creating a contingency-management program, training on specific topics, and more? The NW ATTC and ECPG have been partnering on training for over three years now, if you don’t know what they do, here’s a good opportunity to find out.
Denna Vandersloot, Co-Director of NW ATTC
Mitch Doig, Technology Transfer Specialist (OR/ID) NW ATTC
NW ATTC home page: https://attcnetwork.org/
NW ATTC training page: https://attcnetwork.org/centers/global-attc/training-and-events-calendar
Recommended Reads: Gaming Disorder
Dr. Cash and Dr. Diez-Morel share how they got interested in studying and treating Gaming Disorder, why they have stayed involved in it, what inspired them to contribute to sharing knowledge, and recruiting others to the field. They share the literature that has taught them a lot about the field, what they’ve studied, and what still needs to be researched. Check it out!
Guests’ Websites and Publications:
Stephanie Diez-Morel https://www.edinboro.edu/academics/schools-and-departments/cshp/departments/social-work/sdiez.php
Reboot & Recover: https://rebootandrecover.org/
Stephanie Diez-Morel publications: ResearchGate Profile and GoogleScholar Profile
Book: Social Workers’ Desk Reference, Fourth Edition
Study: Cross-Addiction Risk Profile Associations with COVID-19 Anxiety: a Preliminary Exploratory Study (2022)
Study: The Mediating Effects of Problematic Internet and Video Gaming Behaviors on Family, Cultural, and Individual Constructs among Latinx and Non-Latinx Black Youth (2019)
Dr. Hilarie Cash
Dr. Hilarie Cash publications page on ResearchGate
Book: Video Games & Your Kids: How Parents Stay in Control
Workbook: Facing Internet Technology and Gaming Addiction: A Gentle Path to Beginning Recovery from Internet and Video Game Addiction
Resources Mentioned in This Episode:
Book: Internet Gaming Disorder, by Daniel King and Paul Delfabbro
Book: Reset Your Child’s Brain: A Four-Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen-Time, by Victoria Dunkley
Book: Socialworkers’ Desk Reference (chapter 46)
Book: The Psychology of Video Games, by Celia Hodent
Podcast: Recommended Reads (problem gambling episode)
Study: Screening and assessment tools for gaming disorder: A comprehensive systematic review, by King et al. (2020)
Training: Foundations in Gaming Disorder training (8 to 30 CEs)
Webpage: American Psychiatric Association, Internet Gaming Disorder
Webpage: World Health Organization, Gaming Disorder
Behind-the-Scenes of PGAM - S4E1
“I finally got Rob on the show!” If you didn’t know, March is national Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM). Here at ECPG, we get all kinds of questions like “what exactly is PGAM?” “Anything interesting happening this year?” “You guys seem really busy this month, what’s going on?” So, we wanted to do an episode all about PGAM, with a “behind-the-scenes" look at the trends we’ve seen and the stuff we get excited about, such as the partnerships and teachable moments we’ve had with our advisors on equity and social justice. Kudos to Rob for coming on the show as a guest, to our whole team, partners, and everyone across the country who works incredibly hard to raise awareness and access to services for gambling-related concerns. But always, congratulations to those who are changing their lives for the better.
Problem Gambling Awareness Month page: https://www.evergreencpg.org/awareness/pg-awareness-month/
Gambling Disorder Screening Day page: https://www.evergreencpg.org/awareness/pg-awareness-month/screening-day/
Military, Veterans and loved ones campaign, Find Your Strength: https://www.evergreencpg.org/find-your-strength/
Screening in Asian Communities video: https://www.evergreencpg.org/video/screening-for-problem-gambling-in-asian-communities/
Sports betting campaign, KeepItFunWA.org: https://keepitfunwa.org/
Twitter Chat Tuesdays ECPG page: https://www.evergreencpg.org/awareness/pg-awareness-month/
Twitter page: https://twitter.com/EvergreenCPG
YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP9uHQ8Wg2pMAYB49g32tWw
(Gag) Gift Responsibly - S3E11
Cait Huble with NCPG and Kristi Weeks with Washington’s Lottery explain what “Gift-Responsibly” both around the holidays and all year means and why lottery and scratch-off tickets are not appropriate gifts for minors. Then we do a little “un-boxing” of our own as we open the gifts we sent each other before the episode recording. Wow, were we in for a hilarious surprise!
#GiftResponsibly Lottery Tickets Aren't Child's Play
ECPG Gift Responsibly Post: https://www.evergreencpg.org/news/the-last-minute-gift-idea-challenge-giftresponsibly/
National Council on Problem Gambling: https://www.ncpgambling.org/
NCPG Gift-Responsibly: https://www.ncpgambling.org/programs-resources/gift-responsibly-campaign/
Washington’s Lottery: https://www.walottery.com/
Washington’s Lottery Gift-Responsibly: https://walottery.com/Responsibility/GiftsToMinors.aspx