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Problem Gambling - Presentation for Educators

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Problem Gambling - Presentation for Educators

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  3. 3. regon Problem Gambling Awareness Week March 6 - 12, 2011 O Spacebar to advance slide
  4. 4. regon Problem Gambling Awareness Week March 6 - 12, 2011 O The following slide show addresses gambling, our youth, and the potential risks associated with it. Spacebar to advance slide
  5. 5. Oregon’s Gambling Services Program strongly encourages you to include problem gambling when discussing addiction issues with your students. Here’s why. . . Spacebar to advance slide
  6. 6. We talk to kids about the risks associated with alcohol, drugs and sex, right? Spacebar to advance slide
  7. 7. We talk to kids about the risks associated with alcohol, drugs and sex, right? We sure do… Spacebar to advance slide
  8. 8. What about gambling? Spacebar to advance slide
  9. 9. What about gambling? Students today are increasingly being exposed to gambling opportunities - on the Internet, in the community, at home and even at church - so it's no surprise that problems associated with gambling are being seen in youth. Spacebar to advance slide
  10. 10. <ul><li>The featured data comes from the Oregon Student Wellness Survey , an anonymous and voluntary survey of 6th, 8th and 11th grade youth, conducted in the spring of 2010. </li></ul>Spacebar to advance slide
  11. 11. <ul><li>The featured data comes from the Oregon Student Wellness Survey , an anonymous and voluntary survey of 6th, 8th and 11th grade youth, conducted in the spring of 2010. </li></ul><ul><li>The Survey was designed to assess a wide range of topics that included school climate, positive youth development, mental health, substance use, problem gambling, fighting and other problem behaviors. </li></ul>Spacebar to advance slide
  12. 12. There were 52,635 surveys collected from 35 counties, representing 458 schools in 138 public school districts. Spacebar to advance slide
  13. 13. Consider 30-day substance use, depression, and gambling rates, among Oregon youth. Which is most prevalent? Spacebar to advance slide
  14. 14. Gambling Alcohol Binge drinking Marijuana Cigarettes Depression Psychological distress Gambling Alcohol Binge drinking Marijuana Cigarettes Depression Psychological distress Gambling Alcohol Binge drinking Marijuana Cigarettes Depression Psychological distress 6 th Grade 8 th Grade 11 th Grade Consider 30-day substance use, depression, and gambling rates, among Oregon youth. Which is most prevalent? Spacebar to advance slide
  15. 15. Only three targeted risk behaviors demonstrated an increase in prevalence between 2009 and 2010. The three were gambling, marijuana use, and depression… Spacebar to advance slide
  16. 16. Only three targeted risk behaviors demonstrated an increase in prevalence between 2009 and 2010. The three were gambling, marijuana use, and depression… Gambling represented the largest increase Spacebar to advance slide
  17. 17. <ul><li> Grade 8 Grade 11 </li></ul><ul><li> Oregon Oregon </li></ul><ul><li>Felt bad about the amount you bet, </li></ul><ul><li>or about what happens when you </li></ul><ul><li>bet money 4.2 2.9 </li></ul><ul><li>Felt that you would like to stop </li></ul><ul><li>betting money but didn't think you </li></ul><ul><li>Could 2.7 1.8 </li></ul><ul><li>Lied to anyone about betting/gambling 5.9 3.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Bet/gambled more than you wanted to 6.4 5.5 </li></ul>This table shows the percentage of 8th and 11th grade students who reported signs of problem gambling behavior in the last 12 months. Spacebar to advance slide
  18. 18. <ul><li> Grade 8 Grade 11 </li></ul><ul><li> Oregon Oregon </li></ul><ul><li>Felt bad about the amount you bet, </li></ul><ul><li>or about what happens when you </li></ul><ul><li>bet money 4.2 2.9 </li></ul><ul><li>Felt that you would like to stop </li></ul><ul><li>betting money but didn't think you </li></ul><ul><li>Could 2.7 1.8 </li></ul><ul><li>Lied to anyone about betting/gambling 5.9 3.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Bet/gambled more than you wanted to 6.4 5.5 </li></ul>This table shows the percentage of 8th and 11th grade students who reported signs of problem gambling behavior in the last 12 months. Spacebar to advance slide The “Lie/Bet” screen… The last two questions are based on a valid and reliable problem gambling screening instrument which has been used for many years; saying yes to either of these is highly correlated to a potential gambling problem and indicates a need for further assessment by a trained counselor.
  19. 19. How many are talking to youth about the potential risks of gambling? Not many… Spacebar to advance slide
  20. 20. <ul><li> 6 th Grade 8 th Grade 11 th Grade </li></ul><ul><li> Oregon Oregon Oregon </li></ul><ul><li>Parents have talked to you </li></ul><ul><li>about the risks of bet- </li></ul><ul><li>ting/gambling 58.3 46.5 36.4 </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers have talked to </li></ul><ul><li>you about the risks of bet- </li></ul><ul><li>ting/gambling 32.3 30.7 23.2 </li></ul>How many are talking to youth about the potential risks of gambling? Not many… Spacebar to advance slide
  21. 21. <ul><li> 6 th Grade 8 th Grade 11 th Grade </li></ul><ul><li> State State State </li></ul><ul><li>Parents have talked to you </li></ul><ul><li>about the risks of bet- </li></ul><ul><li>ting/gambling 58.3 46.5 36.4 </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers have talked to </li></ul><ul><li>you about the risks of bet- </li></ul><ul><li>ting/gambling 32.3 30.7 23.2 </li></ul>How many are talking to youth about the potential risks of gambling? Not many… … Especially when compared to substance abuse education Spacebar to advance slide
  22. 22. <ul><li> 6 th Grade 8 th Grade 11 th Grade </li></ul><ul><li> Oregon Oregon Oregon </li></ul><ul><li>Parents have talked to you </li></ul><ul><li>about the risks of bet- </li></ul><ul><li>ting/gambling 58.3 46.5 36.4 </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers have talked to </li></ul><ul><li>you about the risks of bet- </li></ul><ul><li>ting/gambling 32.3 30.7 23.2 </li></ul>How many are talking to youth about the potential risks of gambling? Not many… … Especially when compared to substance abuse education 6th Grade 8th Grade 11th Grade Oregon Oregon Oregon Talked with at least one of your parents about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol, or drug use 66.2 64.9 64.8 Had a special class about drugs or alcohol in school 51.6 57.2 45.5 Recall hearing, reading, or watching an advertisement about prevention of substance abuse 47.7 67.1 76.8 Spacebar to advance slide
  23. 23. <ul><li>Here’s something else to consider. . . </li></ul>Spacebar to advance slide
  24. 24. <ul><li>Here’s something else to consider. . . </li></ul>Students who indicated they gambled also demonstrated higher rates of alcohol use, marijuana use, smoking, and depression. Spacebar to advance slide
  25. 25. 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% 0% Did Not Gamble Gambled Used alcohol in the past 30 days Grade 6 Grade 8 Grade 11 Spacebar to advance slide
  26. 26. 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% 0% Did Not Gamble Gambled Grade 6 Grade 8 Grade 11 Binge Drank in the past 30 days Spacebar to advance slide
  27. 27. 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% 0% Did Not Gamble Gambled Grade 6 Grade 8 Grade 11 Used marijuana in the past 30 days Spacebar to advance slide
  28. 28. 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% 0% Did Not Gamble Gambled Grade 6 Grade 8 Grade 11 Smoked cigarettes in the past 30 days Spacebar to advance slide
  29. 29. 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% 0% Did Not Gamble Gambled Grade 6 Grade 8 Grade 11 Depression in the past 12 months Spacebar to advance slide
  30. 30. 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% 0% Did Not Gamble Gambled Grade 6 Grade 8 Grade 11 Skipped school one, or more, days in the past 30 days Spacebar to advance slide
  31. 31. Does this mean that youth who gamble also drink, smoke, use drugs, and are delinquents? Spacebar to advance slide
  32. 32. NO Spacebar to advance slide
  33. 33. It means that those kids that gamble also tend to participate in other high risk behaviors… Spacebar to advance slide
  34. 34. It means that youth who gamble are at higher risk for other risky behaviors… Spacebar to advance slide
  35. 35. … and those who use drugs, drink, smoke, and are depressed, are at higher risk to develop gambling problems. Spacebar to advance slide
  36. 36. It means that whenever a unit on substance use is introduced in the classroom, GAMBLING should be included. Spacebar to advance slide
  37. 37. So. . .how do we do that? Spacebar to advance slide
  38. 38. How about getting “artsy” about it? Spacebar to advance slide
  39. 39. Middle school students can participate in the Great Annual 2011 Art Search Spacebar to advance slide
  40. 40. Prizes, fun, and possible inclusion in Oregon’s 2012 Problem Gambling Awareness Calendar Spacebar to advance slide
  41. 41. Hurry. . .Posters must be submitted by March 18, 2011 Spacebar to advance slide
  42. 42. Log onto www.problemgamblingprevention.org for more information Spacebar to advance slide
  43. 43. What else can we do? Spacebar to advance slide
  44. 44. We can look to our community partners. To those that can help. What else can we do? Spacebar to advance slide
  45. 45. Resources are already available to assist Spacebar to advance slide
  46. 46. For Local Treatment Services Throughout Oregon log onto: Resources are already available to assist www.1877mylimit.org Spacebar to advance slide
  47. 47. For Local Treatment Services Throughout Oregon log onto: Resources are already available to assist www.1877mylimit.org Treatment is Free, Confidential and it Works! Spacebar to advance slide
  48. 48. Other online resources offering access to a wealth of prevention and treatment information concerning problem and pathological gambling, are at your disposal: Resources are already available to assist Spacebar to advance slide
  49. 49. Other online resources offering access to a wealth of prevention and treatment information concerning problem and pathological gambling, are at your disposal: www.1877mylimit.org Resources are already available to assist Spacebar to advance slide
  50. 50. Other online resources offering access to a wealth of prevention and treatment information concerning problem and pathological gambling, are at your disposal: www.1877mylimit.org www.problemgamblingprevention.org Resources are already available to assist Spacebar to advance slide
  51. 51. Other online resources offering access to a wealth of prevention and treatment information concerning problem and pathological gambling, are at your disposal: www.1877mylimit.org www.problemgamblingprevention.org www.gamblersanonymous.org Resources are already available to assist Spacebar to advance slide
  52. 52. regon Problem Gambling Awareness Week March 6 - 12, 2011 O Problem Gambling Awareness Week is a great time to start the conversation! Spacebar to advance slide
  53. 53. Thank you! regon Problem Gambling Awareness Week March 6 - 12, 2011 O Spacebar to advance slide

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