Impacting Attitudes Towards Gambling

A Prison Gambling Awareness and Prevention Program

About the Course:

Impacting Attitudes Towards Gambling: A Prison Gambling Awareness and Prevention Program sought to develop, implement, and evaluate a psycho-educational gambling program for prison inmates. The program focuses on awareness of gambling and problem gambling, cognitive distortions, and attitudes toward gambling.

Journal/Publisher:

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

Publication Date:

August 2006

Authors

Gary Nixon; Nadine Nowatzki; Gordon Leigh

About the Authors:

Gary Nixon, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Nadine Nowatzki, M.A., is a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Gordon Leigh, M.A, is an executive director with the John Howard Society of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about prison gambling. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Explain the international trends in problem gambling among prison inmates.

  2. Identify prison gambling programs and crime prevention.

  3. Describe a prison gambling awareness and prevention program.

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