Information Session on Problem Gambling
Presenter: Negar Sadegi, M.A.
Date: July 31, 2013
This presentation will cover the basics about problem gambling; how to identify signs and indicators, what questions to ask and what resources are available. Participants will gain an understanding of problem gambling and how best to respond and refer those affected by it.
This presentation will cover the following topics:
- Definition of gambling and problem gambling (pg)
- Types of gambling
- Signs and indicators of pg
- barriers and challenges to care for refugees and immigrants
- Impact of gambling and pg on refugees and immigrants
- What to look for; warning signs
- What questions to ask
- Impact of pg on the individual and families
- How best to help refugees affected by problem gambling
- Services and resources available.
Negar Sadegi, MA, is a therapist/trainer and a multicultural specialist with the Problem Gambling Service at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CAMH). She has considerable experience in working with people including families affected by problem gambling. She has conducted trainings in Ontario on the cultural competence care model of treatment and outreach. In addition, she has taken a lead in writing the guide "A Guide for Counsellors Working with Problem Gambling Clients from Ethno-cultural Communities" which has been published and is available on the Problem Gambling website. http://www.problemgambling.ca/Pages/Home.aspx Negar was also a co-researcher for a study on perceptions and attitudes about gambling, problem gambling and help-seeking behavior among Iranians in Toronto.