SUPR March 2022 Newsletter

Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM): Problem Gambling Awareness Month (PGAM) is a grassroots campaign that seeks to increase public awareness of problem gambling and Gambling Disorder (GD) and the prevention, treatment, and recovery services available to treat GD. For the twentieth year, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR), in collaboration with the Illinois Council on Problem Gambling (ICPG) and the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG), proclaim March Problem Gambling Awareness Month in Illinois.

As the lead agency responsible for the prevention and treatment of GD in Illinois, IDHS/SUPR collaborates with and funds 26 organizations across the state to provide GD treatment GD and outreach services. In addition, each organization will sponsor public awareness events and activities for Illinois residents during the month of March. Please visit the Illinois Council on Problem Gambling for a full list of events.

IL Summit on Problem Gambling: The Illinois Summit on Problem Gambling will be held between April 5-6th, 2022 at 9:00am CST. To register, please visit Illinois Summit on Problem Gambling.

Faces and Voices of Recovery: Upcoming Trainings-The Illinois Department of Human Services/ Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (IDHS/SUPR) has partnered with Faces and Voices of Recovery to offer FREE virtual trainings to increase recovery awareness and recovery community organization expansion.

To learn more about the Recovery Project, please visit Faces and Voices of Recovery. A full list of upcoming trainings can be found at Faces and Voices of Recovery Events.

SAVE THE DATES: 2022 CRSS/CPRS Competency Trainings: The Illinois Department of Human Services/ Division of Mental Health (IDHS/DMH) will be hosting six virtual Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) and Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS) training opportunities in 2022. This training is offered as six half-day trainings and each session will be offered on 3 different days and times to allow participants to select the most convenient time to attend.

Sessions 1, 2, 3 & 4 focus on the Core Domains and Sessions 5 & 6 focus on the Code of Ethics.

Participants will have opportunities to gain knowledge and increase skills and competency during the training. CEU’s will be provided within one month following the last training date for each Session. Individuals will get the CEU hours based on their actual attendance and participation in the training (WebEx automates this data). Please see the attached “Save the Dates” for training dates and times. Pre-registration is REQUIRED and will be completed through the WebEx Training platform. Registration links will be released soon.

SUPR March 2022 Newsletter

2022 Save the Dates CRSS-CPRS Competency Training