Edition #6: Gambling and sport

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Spring is the time for professional development

People experiencing gambling harm need specialist advice and support.

The foundation offers training and professional development to gambling counsellors, health professionals and others who work with people affected by gambling, so they can provide the best possible service.

Our Professional Development Centre runs seminars, webinars and lunchtime presentations, as well as a foundation course for gambling help services employees new to working with gambling clients.

Upcoming foundation events

Identifying and responding to family violence

This day of training will be delivered by presenters from Women’s Health In the North, No To Violence and the Men’s Referral Service. The session will examine the links between family violence and gambling harm.

Date: 9 and 23 November 2016
Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Location: Training Room, Level 6, 14–20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
Enquiries and bookings: PDC@responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au or (03) 9452 2668


Foundation course

This three-day foundation course is for clinicians new to working with gambling clients. It is open to all workers in gambling help services, including financial and therapeutic counsellors, venue support workers, prevention and public health workers, and staff working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and Aboriginal communities.

Date: 17–19 November 2016
Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Location: Training Room, Level 6, 14–20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
Enquiries and bookings: PDC@responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au or (03) 9452 2668


Cultural appreciation

AJ Williams, director of Girraway Ganyi Consultancy, will help participants identify factors that affect contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and families, discuss how history impacts on current Aboriginal heath and describe measures for cultural safety to occur in practice.

Date: TBC
Time: TBC
Location: Training Room, Level 6, 14–20 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne
Enquiries: PDC@responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au or (03) 9452 2668


More information

You can find more information about the Professional Development Centre on the foundation website.

For inquiries about foundation events, please contact the Professional Development Centre coordinator at PDC@responsiblegambling.vic.gov.au or on (03) 9452 2668.

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