In The Community

Training

C.R.A.F.T. --- Community Reinforcement  Approach and Family Training
March 4th, 5th and 6th 2024

C.R.A.F.T. is a therapeutic approach initially developed for concerned families and close friends of people with substance use problems.  Research has shown that various components can also be effective for use with families of those experiencing behavioural addiction such as gambling. This approach is positive and motivational in its focus, and strategically helps families and friends (concerned significant others) to work smarter, not harder, with their loved ones who are suffering from and substance and behavioural addiction.  

This valuable training was a joint effort between Mental Health and Addictions Research & Education Department (Health PEI) and The PEI Gambling Support Unit (PEI Department of Health and Wellness) and was facilitated by Registered Clinical Psychologists Tammy Kontuk and Greg Purvis.

Over 60 attendees from across Prince Edward Island, which saw representation from Health PEI, PEI Government and PEI Community Partner Organizations including:

  • Health PEI (youth, adult and family addictions counsellors)
  • Government of PEI (social workers, student well-being team, gambling support unit)
  • Abegweit First Nation
  • Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI
  • Lennox Island First Nation Community Health Centre
  • BIPOC USHR
  • Lennon Recovery House
  • Canadian Mental Health Association
  • Red Shores Healthy Play Program
  • Adventure Group

Elder Junior Peter Paul

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We Can Help!  Getting the message out in your Community.

Keep and eye out for our support materials across the Island, and let us know of any place you find that may need some.  We are always happy to find ways to engage in your Community to make sure you, and your loved ones, know how to find help with Gambling worries and harms they may be experiencing.

Northumberland Arena

 

Community Board

Summerside Superstore lotto kiosk

 

Shop Window

Eastlink Centre Stairs public awareness campaign