(WEBINAR) Loot Boxes: what are they and how do they affect young people?

CE Type:*Cert of Attendance Only

# of CE's: Certificate of Attendance only

CE Type: Certificate of Attendance Only


About This Course

This presentation will look at the rise of loot boxes in the world of gaming. We will look at what loot boxes are, the role they have in gameplay, and how they are earned or purchased. Loot boxes have gained notoriety as a form of gambling. This presentation will explore how loot boxes relate to gambling and how they are (or are not) regulated. Studies have linked loot boxes, and gaming in general, to profound impacts on the adolescent brain. We will look at those effects and discuss concrete steps parents and caregivers can take to prevent the abuse/overuse of loot boxes.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define loot boxes and describe their place in gameplay.
  • Explain how loot boxes are related to gambling.
  • Describe the effects that loot boxes can have on the adolescent brain.
  • Employ strategies for parents and caregivers to prevent the overuse/abuse of loot boxes.


Intended Audience: 

Parents, educators, anyone who works with young people.


Instructional Level: 



Completion Requirements: 

Participants must attend the entire session, participate in all activities, and submit an evaluation within the 7 days of training to receive credits and a certificate. Certificates of attendance will be received through the DBHIDS Learning Hub, once you have completed your evaluation.


Credit Statements:

Certificates of Attendance Only

Course Instructors

November 14, 2022

Josh Mountz


Prevention Specialist

Compass Mark


Joshua is a Prevention Specialist with Compass Mark, where he has worked since 2014 after earning his master’s degree in education from Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. As a Prevention Specialist Joshua has taught classroom lessons K-12 and college age, community education sessions, represents Compass Mark at local health fairs, and works with various community partners to champion the cause of prevention! Most recently Joshua has joined the Student Assistance Program training team at Compass Mark.