Why take the chance?: a peer-led gambling prevention program

MacDonald, Carol Ann (2000) Why take the chance?: a peer-led gambling prevention program. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The following project provides an overview of the development of a program to raise awareness of youth gambling issues and to provide youth with the information and skills needed to make wise choices around their own gambling behavior. -- The program developed was supported by a literature review, guidance counselor survey, youth group focus test, and expert review. The results of this research indicted gambling, especially youth gambling, is a relatively new area of study and there is little developed in the way of programs to address this issue. It was also indicated the implementation of a peer-led gambling prevention program would be a positive step in the direction of youth gambling prevention. -- The findings led the researcher to develop the Why take the Chance? program. Why Take the Chance? is a peer-led gambling prevention program whereby senior high students are provided with the information and skills needed to deliver three sessions on gambling prevention to their junior peers at the intermediate level. -- The program consists of an overview of why youth gambling is an issue and the rationale behind using a peer-led approach, suggestions on how to implement this program within the school system, a train the trainer suggested inservice, a peer leader training workshop, three gambling prevention sessions, and an evaluation component. -- The Why Take the Chance? program will be available to school guidance counselors through the Community Health Addictions Services offices across the province.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/1338
Item ID: 1338
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 32-35
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: April 2000
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Teenage gamblers; Compulsive gambling; Peer counseling of students

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