Many ways to help conference 2014 program

Day one of the conference was held on Wednesday 22 October 2014. 

Day one

9.00-9.30:

Opening address
Serge Sardo, CEO Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

9.30-10.30:

Prevention of problem gambling
Dr Rob Williams, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

10.50-12.00:

Neuroscience and addiction
Dr Luke Clark, University of British Columbia, Canada

12.00-12.15:

Chair address
Professor Bruce Singh, Chair Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

Ministerial address
The (former) Hon. Edward O'Donohue MLC, Minister for Liquor and Gambling Regulation

Afternoon sessions

13.15-17.00:

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Support services for multicultural communities

Chair: Dom Vigilanti, EACH Social and Community Health

Don't bet your life
Australia Vietnamese Women's Association

Hope program
Springvale Indo-Chinese Mutual Association

Win back your life
Victorian Arabic Social Services

Everyone has the strength to apply change
Arabic Welfare Incorporated

Towards a gendered understanding of gambling prevention in immigrant and refugee communities
Multicultural Centre for Women

Prevention programs

13.15 – 15.00:

Chair: Lisa Brock, Latrobe Community Health

Gambling's not a game: programs for sporting clubs and schools
Sally Gissing and Matthew Torcasio, Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

Clayton Canvas: An innovative program to reduce gambling harm in Clayton
Liz O'Loughlin, City of Monash

15.20 – 17.00:

Chair: Stephanie Jones, Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

A hot, passionate love affair with the pokies
Gabi Byrne, Chrysalis Insight

Community based responses to prevent harm from gambling
Susan Rennie, North East Primary Care Partnership

In-venue support

13.15-15.00:

Chair: Brett Hetherington, Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

What is a Venue Support Worker? Rationale for venue support program
Rob Wootton, ISIS Primary Care

The changing gambling environment in venues
Belinda Opie, ISIS Primary Care

Self-exclusion: Transition to a new support model and the effective use of SE for clinicians
Mick Field, Victorian Responsible Gambling Foundation

Group work

15.20 – 17.00:

Chair: Tracey Grinter, St Luke's Anglicare

See you at the group: a therapy group for gamblers
Vera Semjonov and Suzy Adler, EACH Social and Community Health

WINGS: Women in Nurturing Group Support
Georgina Bedford, Bethany Community Support

Group Work for mandated clients
Lee Palmer, The Salvation Army

15.20-17.00:

Innovation in interventions

Chair: Elissa McCaw, Bentleigh Bayside Community Health

Consumer perspectives
Kathriye Strassnick, Bentliegh Bayside Community Health

Cross-sector collaboration
Rhonda Nelson, Banyule Community Health Services

Metaphors and imagery in problem gambling counselling
Letty Tumbaga, Bentleigh Bayside Community Health

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