Submission Type

Lightning Talk

Session Title

Session 2-3-F: Lightning Talks

Location

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

Start Date

29-5-2019 1:45 PM

End Date

29-5-2019 3:10 PM

Disciplines

Civic and Community Engagement | Community-Based Learning | Community-Based Research | Demography, Population, and Ecology | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Leadership | Multicultural Psychology | Race and Ethnicity | Social Psychology | Social Work | Urban Studies and Planning

Abstract

The state of Pennsylvania approved new gambling activities, such as internet gambling and “Play at the Pump” to increase revenue in effort to support special populations. Forming partnerships with community leaders the City of Philadelphia learned how former and new gambling activities has impacted the special population group involving the immigrant and refugee community. The discussion will consist of gambling related activities commonly practiced in their culture and the challenges faced when attempting to access services for problem gambling.

Keywords

Problem Gambling, Immigrant, Refugee, Community Development

Author Bio

Tamika Harvey

Tamika Harvey, joined the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility(DBHIDS) Services in October 2011. In her current role as Gambling Coordinator she oversees prevention problem gambling services and initiatives for the City of Philadelphia. She leads the Gambling Task Force held and problem gambling marketing campaigns. She holds a Master’s Degree in Human Services with a specialization in Healthcare Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She has been in the field of public and behavioral health for 13 years. She is an advocate for transformation, recovery, support and hope for everyone.

Nyamal Tutdeal

Nyamal Tutdeal also known as Mal (which means peace) is a former refugee from South Sudan who was resettled in Sioux Falls, SD with her mother and siblings. Nyamal received her Bachelor of Arts in Human Relations from Doane University, and a Master of Arts in International Peace and Conflict Resolution with a concentration in Non-governmental organization Management and Social Entrepreneurship from Arcadia University.

Nyamal has worked with various immigrants, refugees, youth and women groups both domestic and internationally. She has become a notable public speaker on refugee, migrants, youth, and gender issues. Currently Nyamal is a Gambling Specialist with the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS) with the City of Philadelphia.

Funding Sources

None

Competing Interests

None

Comments

Looking forward to sharing our research and great information on how to engage immigrant and refugee communities and how the gambling industry how the gambling industry has impacted their communities.

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May 29th, 1:45 PM May 29th, 3:10 PM

The Influence of Gambling on the Immigrant and Refugee Community

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

The state of Pennsylvania approved new gambling activities, such as internet gambling and “Play at the Pump” to increase revenue in effort to support special populations. Forming partnerships with community leaders the City of Philadelphia learned how former and new gambling activities has impacted the special population group involving the immigrant and refugee community. The discussion will consist of gambling related activities commonly practiced in their culture and the challenges faced when attempting to access services for problem gambling.