September is National Recovery Month, which means the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) will be hosting its annual conference to discuss the causes and impact of problem gambling. Check out the video below for a preview of the event, and continue reading below for the detailed agenda.
The Event: CCGNJ’s 37th Annual Statewide Conference on Disordered Gambling
The Topic: “Gambling — It’s Not Child’s Play”
The Date: Friday, September 27, 2019, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Where to Go: NJHA Conference and Event Center in Princeton, NJ
- 760 Alexander Road Princeton, NJ 08540
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors (CADC) and Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LCADC) can gain six Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit hours by attending the event. Counselors won’t want to miss out on this opportunity to learn and gain valuable insight into the socioeconomic implications of problem gambling.
Keynote Presentation: 8:30 am – 10:00 am
The Subject: “Understand Youth Gambling & Gaming: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly”
The Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey L. Derevensky
Dr. Jeffrey L. Derevensky is an accomplished James McGill Professor and Chair of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, and a professor in the Department of Psychology. He is also Director of the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors. He is a highly respected figure with a lot of insight to offer regarding youth gambling and gaming.
How does sports gambling impact the youth in Freehold, NJ? When children grow up in a household with parents who normalize disordered gambling, does that make them more likely to develop a gambling problem in adulthood? Is there a correlation between disordered gambling and going to prison in Camden? These are all critical questions that we must ask ourselves and our local leaders, and many potential answers to these questions will be discussed at the 37th Annual Statewide Conference on Disordered Gambling.
Get Registered Today!
If you would like to attend the 37th Annual Statewide Conference on Disordered Gambling, set up a booth, or become a sponsor for the event, fill out a registration form today!