Tuesday, October 15, 2019


Post 122


GAMBLING VENUES EXPAND … ARE YOU READY …

for PREVENTION, EDUCATION, and AWARENESS?



In the world of gambling news, there has been much to say recently about sports betting and the legalization, thereof.  Immediate thoughts go to pro sports – but there’s more.  No longer will the final outcomes of games and matches suffice to satisfy the bettor’s appetite.  Wagers will blanket the entire sporting event from before the beginning to after the end: the starting lineup? the most valuable player?  the least valuable player? the most hot-headed? the biggest disappointment?  the turning point?


Moreover, today’s unlimited communication modes open up versions of arenas/stadiums, grandstands beyond the perspectives of  brick-and-mortar dimensions.  As well, betting devices are expanding by category from casino options to social media games. 


Come December, I’ll share information on some of these options that should  come with warnings.  Watch for the title, Presents, Presents … and the Presence of Gambling.  


For this month’s issue, I offer several articles and taped interviews to help bring us up to date on the expansions in gambling  – and therefore, prepare us for watchfulness and prevention strategies in terms of  at-risk opportunities in developing gambling problems – at any age!


The following are from Keith’s Clips, an e-news brief from Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling www.ncpgambling.org


INTERVIEWS

·        PBS Newshour on Social Casinos  (social casinos apps)

·        CNBC on Sports Gambling and Problem Gambling

·        OZY on Microbetting & Sports

·        Axios on Artificial Intelligence & Gambling

·        NCAA Champion Magazine on Sports Betting


ARTICLES

·        The New Yorker on Poker

·        Chicago Tribune on Historical Sports Gambling Scandals




Finally, I extend another reminder of the upcoming International Gambling Counselor Certification Board’s CLERGY/LAY MINISTER CERTIFICATION TRAININGS


The IGCCB certification provides a process for recognizing and certifying clergy, lay ministers, religious persons, and other faith leaders to offer informed guidance, educational materials, support, hope, spiritual care, and help to individuals and families affected by problem gambling and addiction.


·        Southern Maryland: 

      MODULE 3 on November 2, 2019 


            MODULE 4 on December 7, 2019


Maryland Center for Addiction Treatment

11100 Billingley Rd.

Waldorf MD 20602


CONTACT for INFORMATION and RESERVATION:                                    MARYLANDCOUNCILPG@ YAHOO.COM




·           Columbus, Ohio on October29-November 1, 2019.    MODULES 1, 2, 3, 4

 SEE DETAILS BELOW!


Sponsored by the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio, with support from OhioMHAS,

the training will be held October 29-November 1, 2019. Attendees must complete all four days of the training in order to be eligible for certification. The cost for the training is $50**, which will include all coursework, breakfast & lunch for each day.

[**Additionally, there is an administration fee of $50 for certification, however PGNO will pay the IGCCB administrative fee, provided all certification requirements are met.]

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided for each training day, and sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 2045 Morse Rd, Bldg E, Assembly Room East and West, Columbus, OH, 43229. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited.

For logistical questions contact Derek Longmeier at 
DLongmeier@PGNOhio.org or (614) 750-9899; for course content questions, contact Rev. Janet Jacobs at jjacobs@grmumc.org or (812) 290-3022.






Blessings,

Rev. Janet Jacobs, CCGSO

Founding Director

Gambling Recovery Ministries




For more information on gambling disorder and recovery issues

and the IGCCB Clergy/Lay Minister Certification visit:   


www.igccb.org                                                                                                                                                     































Saturday, September 28, 2019


Post 121

                                     WHY DOES THIS MATTER?


I received an e-mail this month from Keith Whyte, Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling.  Within the message to NCPG members, an alert was addressed for the passage and signing of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) 2020.  Specifically, Whyte highlighted a specification of the Act that would require the Department of Defense (DOD) to update its regulations, instructions, and guidance to explicitly include gambling disorder within 180 days of the passage of the Act. 


Importantly, Whyte noted that the DOD does not systematically screen for gambling disorder as outlined in the DOD adopted Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM V). However, with updated regulations, etc., to include gambling disorder, prevention of gambling addiction can be addressed and carried out, thus protecting the health and welfare of our service-members.


Why does this matter, particularly within the military?

The email message continues: NCPG estimations are that as many as 56,000 active duty members of the Armed Forces meet the criteria for gambling disorder.  Then too, research reveals that veterans are 2-3 times more likely to develop a gambling problem.  Further, research by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reveals that military personnel and their families are exposed to more than 3,000 slot machines on military bases located Outside the Continental United States (OCONUS) where over $100 million dollars are gambled away every year.  Whyte adds, yet due to the stigmas associated with the disorder, less than 10% of those with gambling problems seek help.


Why does the NDAA (2020) matter?  What will the NDAA provision do? 

  • Requires the Department of Defense to develop policies and programs to prevent and treat        gambling problems     
  • Compliance within 180 days of passing
Contact you legislator to include a provision within the NDAA for the DOD to update its behavior health regulations, instructions, and guidance in the final conference report! 


NOTE:  to read Whyte’s full letter, go to  http://www.ncpgambling.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/NCPG_NDAA-2019_Support-Letter_9.26.2019.pdf 


Blessings,


Rev. Janet Jacobs, CCGSO

Founding Director

Gambling Recovery Ministries

https:// www.grmumc.org 


 For more information on problem gambling, recovery issues, and the IGCCB Clergy/Lay Minister Certification visit:   


www.igccb.org                                                                                                                                                     































www.mentalhealthministries.net                                       

Friday, August 30, 2019

Post 120


    CLERGY/LAY MINISTER CERTIFICATION UPDATE!!
INTERNATIONAL BOARD WEBSITE … www.igccb.org
SUMMER! It has been a time for graduations and new starts!   Diplomas, Certifications, Licensures, and employment applications gain special attention. 
So many forms!
The International Gambling Counselor Certification Board has developed a new website:  www.igccb.org and it is a very helpful resource for all wanting to attain the CCGSO credentials of Clergy/Lay Minister Certification.  Then too, for those of us who are already CCGSO credentialed, the necessary forms to continue  IGCCB certification status are included within the website.
Below is a guide to travel through the Clergy/Lay Minister Certification program via our website. 
FIRST, for a broad description of the Clergy/Lay Minister Certification, click on the Certification  tab.  Included is an overall view of our Certification, contact information,  and a listing of requirements for certification.
SECOND, to download the Application Form, click the tab entitled More followed by clicking Application Forms.  Then click Clergy Application.   Scroll down to Clergy Application Form: click.  *** Please note, that the Application Form and $50 Administrative Fee should not be submitted to IGCCB until all requirements toward certification are completed and approved. ALSO note: the Fall 2019 Ohio Clergy Certification Training is handling this fee differently; check their publicity page in this Post for details!
THIRD, annually, a completed Attestation Form is required.  Follow the same above directions for accessing the Clergy Application Form and find this form.
FOURTH, Re-certification is every three years.  To access the Clergy Recertification Form, follow the same directions to access Clergy Application and Attestation Forms.
FIFTH, for the Form (A.3) – Counselor Directory Authorization, follow directions for the   Recertification Form.      
FINALLY, for further questions about the IGCCB Clergy/Lay Minister Certification, click Contact, and you will find the IGCCB address, phone number, and e-address plus a map highlighting the D.C. location of the National Council on Problem Gambling / International Gambling Counselor Certification Board!
MORE CLERGY CERTIFICATION TRAININGS!!!
THIS FALL …

  
from the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio …
PGNO, with support from OhioMHAS is offering four days of training for the International Gambling Counselor Certification Board (IGCCB) Clergy/Lay Minister Certification in Gambling Addiction Prevention, Education, Awareness and Spiritual Outreach Care.

The IGCCB certification provides a process for recognizing and certifying clergy, lay ministers, religious persons, and other faith leaders to offer informed guidance, educational materials, support, hope, spiritual care, and help to people and families affected by problem gambling and addiction.

The training will be held
October 29-November 1, 2019. Attendees must complete all four days of the training in order to be eligible for certification. The cost for the training is $50, which will include all coursework, breakfast & lunch for each day.

Additionally, there is an administration fee of $50 for certification, however PGNO will pay the IGCCB administrative fee, provided all certification requirements are met.

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided for each training day, and sessions will be held from 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 2045 Morse Rd, Bldg E, Assembly Room East and West, Columbus, OH, 43229. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited.

For logistical questions contact Derek Longmeier at 
DLongmeier@PGNOhio.org or (614) 750-9899; for course content questions, contact Rev. Janet Jacobs at jjacobs@grmumc.org or (812) 290-3022.
   
                                To Register, visit  PGNOhio.org/EVENTS 
 
ALSO, THIS FALL … 
 
 
SOUTHERN MARYLAND
IGCCB CLERGY/LAY MINISTER
           4-MODULE TRAININGS CERTIFICATION

 
                                        Module 1:    September 20  
 
                                        Module 2:    October 12
                                        Module 3:    November 2
                                        Module 4:    December 7
 
             Location:  Maryland Center for Addiction Treatment



                       11100 Billingsly Rd., Waldorf, MD 20602
                            (23 miles south of Washington, D.C.)   
 
   CONTACT for times & registration details:
                                  marylandcouncilpg@yahoo.com
 
Have you any questions about the International Board Gambling Counselor Certification Board's Clergy/Lay Minister Certification and the process toward certification?  Contact: jjacobs@grmumc.org or IGCCB@igccb.org
Blessings,
Rev. Janet Jacobs, CCGSO

Founding Director
Gambling Recovery Ministries
https:// www.grmumc.org

 
 For more information on problem gambling and  recovery issues, VISIT:

   
www.indianaproblemgambling.org                                                                                                

 









 








 









 








 









 









 








 








 









 








 
 
 
 









 














 

 
 
 
 
 













 

 
 

 















 















 

 
 
 

 
 
SOUTHERN MARYLAND
IGCCB CLERGY/LAY MINISTER
CERTIFICATION
4-MODULE TRAININGS
Module 1:    September 20
                                    Module 2:   October 12
                                    Module 3:    November 2
                                    Module 4:    December 7
 
Location:  Maryland Center for Addiction Treatment
11100 Billingsly Rd., Waldorf, MD 20602
  (23 miles south of Washington, D.C.)
CONTACT for times & registration details: