About this event
We will explore multiple pathways to recovery from gambling disorder and cultural competence on societies view on the disorder and recovery.
The South Central Kansas Problem Gambling task force would like to welcome Bea Aikens, Founder of Lanie’s Hope as the keynote speaker for Paving the Pathways to recovery conference. Our task forces mission is to coordinate advocacy, education, prevention, hope, and treatment options for problem gambling in the community. Each year we seek out leaders in the field of disordered gambling including recovery from disordered gambling to lead a conference in their area of expertise. Bea Aikens is a highly sought out speaker in this field of work and we are excited to hear more of her story and the progressive changes she is spearheading for disordered gambling and recovery.
Lanie’s Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to “humanizing and illuminating the disease of compulsive gambling” and is a Community Engagement representative for the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling. Bea’s work focuses extensively on the impact of gambling disorder on individuals, families and the community; raising awareness of gambling disorder as a public health issue meriting treatment, community resources, understanding and compassion. She is a certified Peer Recovery and Support Specialist and an IGCCB Certified Clergy Gambling Spiritual Outreach Specialist and serves on the board of directors of the Nevada Coalition for Suicide Prevention and the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling.
The presentation will explore multiple pathways to recovery from gambling disorder AND cultural competence in how society and individuals speak of and view gambling disorder and recovery. For those who don’t find the traditional 12 step program is a fit for them, other options are open to them and effective. However, lack of social awareness in society and treatment providers can inhibit access to treatment.
The conference is free for any one to attend, but 1.5 CEU’s are available for $15.00. Please be sure to read the ticket options carefully and select which one you prefer.