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DHS news release

March 3, 2004

Contact: Patricia Feeny (503) 945-6955
Conference contact: Julie Earnest (503) 945-9725

Mark your calendar: Oregon hosts problem gambling conference


WHAT: Problem Gambling Treatment: Client Diversity and Cultural Competence Conference

WHEN: March 4 and 5, 2004

WHERE: Clarion Hotel
3280 Gateway Road
Springfield

DETAILS: Oregon is considered a leader, both nationally and internationally, for providing services to problem gamblers.

This year's conference keynote speaker Keith S. Whyte, executive director of the National Council on Problem Gambling, credits the strong partnership between the Oregon Department of Human Services and the Oregon Lottery for increasing awareness about problem gambling and developing innovative approaches to treatment. Whyte is scheduled to speak Thursday from 8:45 to 10 a.m.

Other topics at this year's conference will address national and state issues, marketing trends, clinical application of data and cultural competence, including 12-step cultures, working poor and racial and ethnic diversity.

AGENDA:

Thursday, March 4

7:30 - 8:30 am Registration

8:30 - 8:45 am Welcome

8:45 -10:00 am Problem Gambling: Framing the National Picture-Keith Whyte

10:00 - 10:15 am Break

10:15 - 11:30 am Oregon Scene, Clinical Application of Data - Jeff Marotta and Tom Moore

11:30 -1:00 pm Lunch; 2004 Problem Gambling Service Awards

1:00 - 2:45 pm Cultural Competence - Jack Lawson

2:45 - 3:00 pm Break

3:00 - 5:00 pm Cultural Competence Panel: Jack Lawson, (moderator), Olivia Admire, Johnetta Burkett, Hubert Evans, Kent Kanipe, Bounsang Khamkeo

Friday, March 5

8:15 - 8:30 am Review of day

8:30 - 10:30 am Embracing Client Diversity; Case Studies

10:30 - 10:45 am Break

10:45 - 12:15 pm Embracing Client Diversity continued

12:15 - 12:30 pm Evaluations and Closing