Posts Categorized: Youth

Capturing the Essence of the Holidays

With so many things to navigate daily stemming from our personal and/or professional lives, often it feels as though the holidays are a time that creates enormous pressure for many. The thought of making travel plans, hosting a celebration, buying presents, decorating, visiting with family, friends, and others, coupled with…

Capturando la Esencia de las Fiestas

Con tantas cosas para navegar diariamente derivadas de nuestra vida personal y / o profesional, a menudo parece que la temporada navideña es un momento que crea una enorme presión para muchos. La idea de hacer planes de viaje, organizar una celebración, comprar regalos, decorar, visitar la familia, amigos y…

“Let Go of Lottery Tickets” When Choosing Gifts for Children This Holiday Season

SANFORD, FL: The Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling (FCCG) today announced its support of the 2021 Gift Responsibly Campaign, joining other state council affiliates, and more than 80 other lotteries and community organizations from across the U.S., Canada, and the world. The campaign, which raises awareness about risks associated with…

Reflecting on Video Games, Loot Boxes, and Their Correlation with Problem Gambling

In 2020, the conversation has been centered around the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts on daily life, including an increased reliance on technology. Activities that would typically happen in-person, such as school, work, hanging out with friends, and family gatherings, have shifted online. The COVID-19 crisis and the confinement and…

Prevention of Problem Gambling Goes Hand-in-Hand with Men’s Health Month

June is Men’s Health Month, a national observance used to raise awareness about health and wellness for men and boys all over the country. It is used to encourage families to practice healthy habits. According to the Center for the Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States die…

Moving Forward with the Spirit of Those Who Gave All

First and foremost, the FCCG would like to pass on gratitude for those that gave ALL to support our freedoms and way of life. Without the men and women that made the ultimate sacrifice, we would not be the great country that we are. As we remember the valor of…