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Prevention Corner

What we talk about

Problem gambling is any type of gambling that disrupts other areas of your life, or the lives of the people around you. Our goal is to help individuals and organizations discuss this serious issue in ways that:

  • Break down misconceptions and promote healthy communities.
  • Find innovative community-driven solutions to promote responsible gambling.
  • Develop community-wide awareness of what problem gambling looks like.

Who we talk to

The short answer is EVERYONE! And all you have to do is contact us to set up an initial discussion. More specifically, we’ve developed presentations that are targeted to groups at higher risk of problem gambling. These groups include:

  • Teens (particularly those who spend significant time online or gaming)
  • 18-25 year old African American men
  • Asian American community
  • Faith Based community
  • Seniors

We have also developed presentations to community groups who interact regularly with problem gamblers, even if they don’t know it. These include the legal community and criminal justice groups, as well as conferences about gambling, addictions and gaming. Learn more about these presentations on our Resources page.

Our Prevention Partners

The following is a list of organizations we work with in the community on prevention matters:

  • OHMHAS (Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services)
  • ADAMH Board of Franklin County
  • Columbus Health Department
  • Columbus Recreation and Parks (Barack and Glenwood rec.)
  • Columbus City Schools
  • Lead the Way Learning Academy
  • Be the Village OHIO
  • Prevention Alliance
  • CI Arts institute
  • Cap City Prep
  • AACS (Asian American Community Services)
  • Lu and Dr. Cora – Asian American Festival
  • Marion Franklin Civic
  • Ohio Adult Allies – youth led
  • UMADOP Federation
  • Global Insight productions
  • Community in Schools
  • North Community Counseling
  • Youth to Youth International
  • NAMI Franklin County
  • MVNU – Mt. Vernon Nazarene University (new Albany branch)

Additional Resources

We encourage the community to use the following materials with their audiences, in addition to inviting us to present in-person or virtually!

 

Use our confidential online form to request a presentation or, for answers to your specific questions, call us at 614-324-5425.

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