Gaming Resources Center
The Problem Gambling Resources Network (Alberta) is a non-profit established in 1993 which offers gaming and gambling presentations in high schools, addiction treatment centers and community groups. Our presentations address outcomes in the senior high school CALM curriculum around gaming, gambling and high risk activities and are also suitable for the Health and Life Skills program in junior high. Presentations are delivered by people with "lived experience" and share their story throughout the presentation.
During this time of great disconnect, many of us, including teens and young adults have relied on social media, gaming and in some instances gambling, in order to help fill that void. These presentations help bring into the light some of these addictive behaviors, the signs to watch for, and where help is available.
Presentations are ideally delivered in-person. However, with the onset of Covid-19, we are offering virtual presentations via Zoom, Google Meet and Microsoft Teams.
Presentations would be of interest to school counselors, Health and Calm teachers and teachers of health and wellness courses.