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by tammy rigsby
Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Sports Wagering Lesson Plan...Pass it along
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Views: 8016

Sports Wagering Lesson Plan...Pass it along

Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling Tammy Rigsby, Program Coordinator “When Gambling Takes Control of the Game” Lesson Plan and PowerPoint Lesson Link: http://www.nfhs.org/web/2008/01/when_gambling_takes_control_of_t.aspx In response to research conducted by the National Collegiate Athletic Assoc...
by tammy rigsby
Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:12 am
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Community Educator Exhibit in Ocoee
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Views: 7565

Community Educator Exhibit in Ocoee

Many thanks go to our Community Educator, Melinda Poole, who will cover this event for the FCCG. Event: Ocoee Spring Fling Exhibit Date/Time: March 28, 2009; 10:00am-3:00pm Location: Ocoee Municipal Complex; 150 N. Lakeshore Dr., Ocoee, 34761 Contact: Martha Lopez-Anderson; 407-399-1039 Description:...
by tammy rigsby
Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:04 am
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: PGAW 2009 Summary
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Views: 7527

PGAW 2009 Summary

The FCCG’s theme for this year’s PGAW was Shining the Light on Problem Gambling with a focus on the impact compulsive gambling has on crime. The primary objective was to shine the light on what is often referred to as the “hidden addiction”, thus revealing the signs and underlying issues stemming fr...
by tammy rigsby
Mon Mar 23, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Problem Gambling Awareness Week Summary
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Views: 6813

Problem Gambling Awareness Week Summary

Governor Charlie Crist proclaimed the week of March 1-7, 2009, Problem Gambling Awareness Week (PGAW) in the State of Florida. The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) joined forces with the Governor and organizations across the state to raise public awareness about the effects of pathologi...
by tammy rigsby
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Crimes in the Workplace
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Views: 7624

Crimes in the Workplace

Behaviors Observable in the Workplace If corporations and government had any idea of the “true costs” of gambling and problem gambling in the workplace, there would be a rush to minimize its impact on bottom lines. Twenty-five percent (25%) of individuals who call the Florida Council on Compulsive ...
by tammy rigsby
Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Statistics on the Impact of Problem Gambling on Crime
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Views: 9004

Statistics on the Impact of Problem Gambling on Crime

Impact of Problem Gambling on Crime “Gambling is commonly viewed as a form of entertainment, however for many compulsive gamblers, it can be their ticket to a permanent change of life – a criminal record.” Gambling has become a mainstream activity and as a result, the number of those who develop se...
by tammy rigsby
Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:09 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: National Conference on Problem Gambling, June 25-27, 2009
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Views: 6843

National Conference on Problem Gambling, June 25-27, 2009

23rd National Conference on Problem Gambling Prevention, Treatment, Responsible Gaming, Research and Recovery For updated information, including Call for Papers, Hotel, Program, Registration, Scholarship and Sponsorships, visit www.ncpgambling.org/conference Make plans to attend the oldest and larg...
by tammy rigsby
Tue Jan 27, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Problem Gambling News and Events, Vol. 2, Issue 2
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Views: 6554

Problem Gambling News and Events, Vol. 2, Issue 2

Financial-Getting Back on Track Financial devastation is a common problem among compulsive gamblers. When a gambler decides to choose a path of recovery, the financial problems are usually at the forefront of their minds. Savings, equity or retirement funds could be depleted; money could be owed to...
by tammy rigsby
Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:49 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Problem Gambling News and Events, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Dec. 08
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Views: 6325

Problem Gambling News and Events, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Dec. 08

Gam-Anon–Healing the Family Gam-Anon is a 12 step, self help group for family, friends and loved ones of compulsive gamblers. Often individuals come to the group feeling alone and helpless in coping with the problem in their lives. Gam-Anon members learn acceptance and understanding about the gambl...
by tammy rigsby
Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: National Problem Gambling Awareness Week
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Views: 7847

National Problem Gambling Awareness Week

As Community Educators and Partners for the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG), we appreciate your willingness to help promote National Problem Gambling Awareness Week (NPGAW), March 1-7, 2009. Governor Charlie Crist has signed a proclamation endorsing Problem Gambling Awareness Week in F...
by tammy rigsby
Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: National Problem Gambling Awareness Week
Replies: 0
Views: 6660

National Problem Gambling Awareness Week

The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) is joining forces with organizations across the state in preparation for National Problem Gambling Awareness Week (NPGAW), March 1-7, 2009. As the state designated authority on gambling addiction, we are inviting you to join us in raising public awar...
by tammy rigsby
Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:54 am
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: What Parents May Not Know
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Views: 6769

What Parents May Not Know

Consider the following list of behaviors  loss of control  preoccupation  moodiness and depression,  a need to escape  low tolerance for frustration  denial  having money one day and none the next  secretiveness  a need for immediate gratification. Does this sound like I am talking about th...
by tammy rigsby
Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Community Educators
Topic: Community Educator Needed in Tallahassee on February 7, 2009
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Views: 7367

Community Educator Needed in Tallahassee on February 7, 2009

The FCCG is looking for a Community Educator to Exhibit at the S.O.S. Black Women and HIV/AIDS Conference on Saturday, February 7, 2009 at the Lincoln Center, located at 438 West Brevard St., Tallahassee, FL.

Please contact Tammy Rigsby, Program Coordinator, at 407-865-6200 for more information.
by tammy rigsby
Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: Article: Gambling is Addictive to Kids
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Views: 6567

Article: Gambling is Addictive to Kids

theadvertiser.com December 2, 2008 The Picard Center for Child Development at UL has conducted a study of youth-related gambling. It shows that Terrebonne and Lafourche parishes have the highest rates in Louisiana, and are also among the top six parishes for numbers of video-gaming sites in operatio...
by tammy rigsby
Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: News and Current Events
Topic: An Interactive Approach To How Gambling Really Works
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Views: 6432

An Interactive Approach To How Gambling Really Works

New AFM Website A brand new website, www.getgamblingfacts.ca — the first web resource of its kind that provides extensive information on how gambling really works — was recently launched by the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM). This resource was developed as an attempt to fill in the gaps in ...