Submission Type

Presentation

Submission Title

Sharpening Our Approach to Youth Gambling Prevention

Session Title

Session 1-2-B: Harm Prevention and Youth

Presenters

Sasha StarkFollow

Location

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

Start Date

28-5-2019 11:00 AM

End Date

28-5-2019 12:25 PM

Disciplines

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Educational Methods | Health and Physical Education | Health Communication

Abstract

Abstract: With the ongoing expansion of gambling opportunities, the need for robust and impactful youth prevention programs continues to rise. We know that these programs are resonating with youth and we have an idea of what makes a successful program. However, to remain relevant and effective, we must strive to move these programs forward. This session will explore ways of honing our youth prevention initiatives. It will highlight inventive research and program design being done by the Responsible Gambling Council and others to target high risk sub-groups, expand program content to include comorbidities, mobilize expanded and electronic modes of delivery, and collaborate with new partners. Session participants will learn about inventive techniques to bolster or create programs in their jurisdictions.

Implications: The results and approaches outlined in this session will help those involved in youth gambling prevention understand how to develop gambling prevention programs that are engaging and effective. The session will explore practical ways to shape cutting edge youth initiatives.

Keywords

Youth, prevention, continuous improvement, high risk, comorbidity

Author Bio

Dr. Sasha Stark is Senior Researcher for the Responsible Gambling Council in Toronto, Canada. In her academic and not-for-profit work, Dr. Stark has engaged both Canadian and international stakeholders in the gambling prevention space. Her more recent projects focus on re-envisioning youth gambling prevention initiatives, developing and evaluating responsible gambling training for various levels of staff, and contributing to community-based gambling prevention programs.

Funding Sources

Gambling Research Exchange Ontario - no involvement Ontario Ministry of Health - no involvement Ontario Lottery and Gaming - no involvement

Competing Interests

I have been invovled in projects that were funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health, Gambling Research Exchange Ontario, Ontario Lottery and Gaming, British Columbia Lottery Corporation, and Camelot Group.

Comments

Though I am listed as a co-author on the submission 'Recommendations for Responsible Gambling Manager Education' with Janine Robinson and Kahlil Philander I will not be invovled in presenting this work.

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May 28th, 11:00 AM May 28th, 12:25 PM

Sharpening Our Approach to Youth Gambling Prevention

Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada

Abstract: With the ongoing expansion of gambling opportunities, the need for robust and impactful youth prevention programs continues to rise. We know that these programs are resonating with youth and we have an idea of what makes a successful program. However, to remain relevant and effective, we must strive to move these programs forward. This session will explore ways of honing our youth prevention initiatives. It will highlight inventive research and program design being done by the Responsible Gambling Council and others to target high risk sub-groups, expand program content to include comorbidities, mobilize expanded and electronic modes of delivery, and collaborate with new partners. Session participants will learn about inventive techniques to bolster or create programs in their jurisdictions.

Implications: The results and approaches outlined in this session will help those involved in youth gambling prevention understand how to develop gambling prevention programs that are engaging and effective. The session will explore practical ways to shape cutting edge youth initiatives.