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Counting the costs of pokies: how those with greater access lose more

, 12.30 – 1.30 pm Research – Prevention/early intervention

Greater accessibility to gambling venues may increase gambling rates, and therefore enhance welfare through the additional enjoyment from gambling and the related socialising. However, it may also lead to problematic gambling, financial hardship and psychological distress. In this presentation, Prof David Johnston from Monash University will share new evidence on the potential benefits and harms of greater geographic accessibility to suburban gambling venues containing electronic gaming machines (pokies) will be examined.

Venue: Online – webinar

Gambling and homelessness among older people in Victoria: understanding the two-way relationship

, 12.30 – 1.30 pm Research – Research

Homelessness is one of the most significant harms associated with gambling and appears to disproportionately affect older people, but the relationship has received little research attention. This presentation by Dr Brian Vanderberg from Monash University presents the findings of an exploratory study of how gambling and homelessness is linked in older age.

Venue: Online – webinar

Navigating the child support system

, 9.30 am – 12.30 pm Community Engagement/Education – Family and relationships

This training will provide an opportunity to better understand the child support system and its challenges. Upon successful completion of this session, participants will be able to: understand the child support framework, advise clients on a range of child support and Centrelink financial forms, have a clear understanding of issues associated with timely receipt and payment of child support, distinguish between different collection options and understand their pros and cons, identify clients that might benefit from a change of assessment and support them through the process, and know when to refer clients on for legal advice.

To satisfy your professional obligations and to be awarded # CPD points for attendance, you are required to participate in the entire session.

This event is hosted by FCVic and registration will require membership of FCVic and logging onto their events webpage.

Venue: Online – webinar
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