Tribal Gambling Disorder Prevention - ITCMI

Tribal Gambling Disorder Prevention

The purpose of the Tribal Gambling Disorder Prevention, Screening and Treatment Initiative is to increase Gambling Disorder (GD) awareness, promote treatment and reduce GD among youth, young adult, and adult populations.

The project goals include:

  • Provide resources, training, and technical assistance to the 12 federally recognized tribes in Michigan to support the local implementation of evidence based practices to reduce the number of individuals that develop a gambling disorder.
  • Provide training and technical assistance to tribal collaborators and other community service providers using online and webinar technology and on-site regional trainings.
  • Train 30 individuals, 2 from each tribe and 6 from the Inter-Tribal Council, on the 30-hour basic Gambling Disorder on-line education series offered by the North American Training Institute
  • Improve access to gambling disorder treatment and recovery support service for American Indian/Alaskan Natives by:
    1. Having at least 10 of the 12 Michigan tribes will integrate the NODS Assessment instrument into their standard screening protocols and collectively the tribes will screen 100 tribal behavioral health clients by 9/30/2019. (Combined total for tribes in first year.)
    2. Supporting costs for training and technical assistance and program evaluation activities.