CHARGE Research & Capacity Building

Research under CHARGE includes two major, multi-year studies currently underway:

Evaluation and Training for Gambling Prevention and Treatment Services

This multi-year project includes developing updated versions of two resources (1) Your First Step to Change: Gambling and (2) Practice Guidelines for Treating Gambling-related Problems. The Division also currently is conducting a Gap Analysis to provide recommendations for any identified gambling treatment system gaps. In addition, the Division is conducting a preliminary evaluation of the Commonwealth’s certified Intimate Partner Abuse Education Programs’ (IPAEP) gambling-related engagement and needs.

Updating and Refining Problem Gambling Treatment Guidelines for Research & Practice

Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, this project will include developing gambling-related training, assessment, and clinical resources for the the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Department of Public Health.  Read more here.