by: NCRG Staff | Mar 10, 2014
Next week, the NCRG will hold its second free webinar of 2014. Titled “Preventing Disordered Gambling among College Students,” this March 19 webinar (2 – 3:30 p.m. ET) will feature Dr. Clayton Neighbors, professor and director of the social psychology program in the department of psychology at the University of Houston, who will discuss a new resource that was developed to help reduce problem gambling by showing students their misperceptions of student gambling behavior.
Approximately 75 percent of college students in the U.S. gambled in the past year and 6 percent develop a gambling problem. Despite these research findings, there was no screening/brief interventions tailored for this population—until now.
During this webinar, Dr. Neighbors will introduce a new, evidence-based, confidential screening/brief intervention tool that will be available on www.collegegambling.org next month. He will provide an overview of disordered gambling on college campuses and describe the research behind the development and testing of this novel prevention program aimed at reducing normative misperceptions of gambling among college students.
This webinar will take place as part of the NCRG College Gambling Awareness Campaign (details coming later this week), which will aim to educate students and faculty about gambling and gambling-related harms on college campuses and to help them make responsible decisions about gambling (if they are of legal age). This webinar will provide college health professionals and administrators with information on how they can use the free resource as part of their wellness programs.
Stay tuned for more information about the NCRG’s College Gambling Awareness Campaign. In the meantime, visit www.collegegambling.org to learn more about gambling and gambling-related harms on college campuses.