Youth Gambling: A Public Health Perspective
Total CE Credit Hours: 1
Course Info URL: http://www.addictioncounselorce.com/courses/101366
About the Course:
This paper attempts to apply health promotion theory to youth gambling and describes a conceptual framework and model. Strategies focus on addressing risk and protective factors through community mobilization, health communication, and policy development.
Journal of Gambling Issues
Issue 14, September 2005
Carmen Messerlian and Jeffrey L. Derevensky
About the Author:
The authors are associated with McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about a public health perspective on youth gambling. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.
Discuss previous research findings regarding the prevalence of and problems associated with youth gambling.
Explain models and framework for viewing youth gambling and the movement toward a public health perspective.
Identify strategies for public health action and responsible social policy regarding gambling among youth.
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