Next Parents' Night Out in New West will tackle video game disorders and addictions

It's happening Tuesday, April 23

What’s happening?

Parents’ Night Out is a series of free talks hosted by a committee made up of representatives from the New Westminster School District, Fraser Health, Family Services of Greater Vancouver, New Westminster Youth Services, New Westminster District Parent Advisory Council and the New Westminster Police Department.

What’s the topic this time?

The upcoming talk is on gaming addictions and disorders and will be led by special guest Dr. Benjamin Wong, a registered clinical counsellor who is recognized as an expert in the “treatment and prevention of problem video gaming and related pathological digital use conditions,” according to an event write-up.

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Who should attend?

The event is open to all parents and guardians of students enrolled at a New Westminster school, and it is specially geared to parents who think gaming might be a problem for their kids.

What can I expect?

Expect to hear about the symptoms of problem gaming, possible causes and treatments.

Give me the details.

The next edition of Parents’ Night Out is happening on Tuesday, April 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Justice Institute of British Columbia, 715 McBride Blvd. Child minding is available. Call Rick Bloudell for more information.

Where can I get tickets?

Tickets are free but folks are asked to sign up online at

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