The North Carolina Foundation for Alcohol and Studies (NCFADS) offers a summer school in July at UNC Wilmington. The NCPGP offers an annual clinical track and Stacked Deck prevention track at the summer school (as funds are available). The track for clinicians are for problem gambling providers on the program registry and full scholarships are provided. The summer school track for the Stacked Deck curriculum is for those interested in applying for the Stacked Deck grant and full scholarships are provided.
The NCPGP provides the Sure Bet workshop series at multiple locations throughout the state several times per year. Sure Bet One and Sure Bet Two are two-day training sessions held in the Fall. Although the topic changes every year, Sure Bet Three is held in the Spring.
Sure Bet One is a two-day workshop covering topics of problem and pathological gambling, gambling counseling theory and practice, regulations and ethical issues and financial aspects of remuneration.
Sure Bet Two is a two-day workshop providing in-depth knowledge and practice skills using Motivational Interviewing and financial counseling in problem gambling services to special populations (e.g. military, young adults, older adults and females) and their non-gambling family members.
Sure Bet Three is a one-day workshop with a topic that changes each year. Examples of topics have been working with special populations and violence and problem gambling.
While these workshops are open to anyone, completion of these events will meet the requirements necessary for application for the NCPGP Provider Registry. Participation in this training does not assure that a provider will be selected for the registry, but it is required to become an NCPGP provider.
Participants must attend 100 percent of the program to receive credit. Partial credit will not be given.
The Stacked Deck training is for middle school and high school administrators, counselors and teachers as well as at-risk community-based programs. The training goes over problem gambling and the six lessons in the curriculum. All of those receiving the prevention grant will need to attend training. CEUs are available for the Stacked Deck training that occurs during the summer. The prevention program grant can be utilized to cover costs for traveling to the training. The training is of no charge to grantees.