AFM Prevention Education staff offer presentations and workshops on alcohol, drugs and gambling for organizations and interested community groups.
Manitoba Problem Gambling Assistance Program
The goal of this workshop is to give key VLT site staff the information and skills necessary to assist customers who may be experiencing problems with their gambling.
Pause and Plan: After Your Voluntary Self-Exclusion Ends
This course provides gambling awareness information to people who have participated in the Voluntary Self-Exclusion (VSE) program at casinos in Manitoba, PlayNow.com, or at the Cityplace Gaming Centre. See Details
Supporting Healthy Choices for Youth with FASD
This workshop provides participants with a brief history and overview of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) as well as practical strategies to guide youth in making healthy lifestyle decisions around alcohol, other drugs, or gambling. The tasks of adolescence in relation to FASD, risk and protective factors, and how to build resiliency in youth with FASD will also be discussed.
Youth and Gambling (one day)
This workshop explores gambling and its attraction for youth. Participants learn about the risks of gambling for teens, the signs of problem gambling, prevention and intervention strategies, as well as where help is available. Included in the prevention section is a one hour presentation on “How Gambling Works” which provides basic knowledge and the tools necessary to dispel myths associated with gambling.
Youth and Substance Use (one day)
This one-day workshop focuses on current alcohol and other drug trends, why adolescents use alcohol and other drugs, factors that place youth at risk for problem use, how to identify adolescents in trouble, and ideas for prevention and intervention.
Youth Impacted by the Substance Use or Gambling of a Significant Other (one day)
Many young people are impacted by the substance use or gambling of someone close to them. This workshop provides participants with information about family functioning and characteristics of youth affected by someone else’s harmful or dependent involvement with substances or gambling. Participants leave with tools and strategies to support these youth.