Introduction to Problem Gambling Prevention

Wednesday, January 11, 2023  10:00-11:00AM
60-minute webinar
No fee to attend

The webinar will define problem gambling and its impact across the life span.  The speaker will describe factors that increase risk for problem gambling as well as identify the intersection between substance misuse and problem gambling as well as the differences.  The webinar will help participants identify five adverse effects of gambling disorder on individuals and families.

Odessa Dwarika has 25 years of experience as a public health professional working towards healthy and equitable communities. As Director of Programs and Services, Odessa oversees training, technical assistance, and capacity building efforts throughout the continuum of care for disordered gambling and gaming. She works to promote a trauma informed understanding of gaming and gambling problems, particularly in communities that have high exposure to racism, economic marginalization, institutionalization, and precarious immigration status. She is a graduate of Brandeis University, received her Master’s in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University in Cambridge MA. Odessa is a Certified Trauma and Resilience Practitioner.