From Craps to Candy Crush PowerPoint Presentation

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Problem Gambling Behaviors in Adolescents. What is Gambling?. What . has value?. Money. Time. Freedom. Relationships. Health. Anytime . you make a . wager. on something with the possibility of losing something of . ID: 670129

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From Craps to Candy Crush

Problem Gambling Behaviors in Adolescents

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What is Gambling?What has value?MoneyTimeFreedomRelationshipsHealthAnytime you make a wager on something with the possibility of losing something of value.

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Types of GamblingCard gamesCasino games (slots, roulette)LotteriesBingoRafflesInternet gamblingStock marketBetting (sports, animal fights, games of skill)Online gaming

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Online Gaming is GamblingAnytime you make a wager with the possibility of losing something of valueIt is easier to view games as harmless online activities. Most online games do not reward short and unscheduled periods of play.

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Online Gaming is Addictive Most addictive games have no pre-defined ends.Online games often have some form of in-game currency.Games are more addictive when in-game rewards are based on a leveling system.

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Online Gaming is Addictive The more addictive games often encourage play and collaboration with gamers worldwide. Social connections Virtual worldStatus

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“The Silent Addiction”Socially AcceptableInvisible SymptomsOften masked by other Issues

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Risk Factors for Problem Gambling:Family PredispositionFamily/Friends that GambleGambling at a Young AgeOther AddictionCommunity/MediaHighly Competitive PersonalityLow Self-EsteemBoredom

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Signs and SymptomsSigns of Problem Gambling:Loss of ControlLyingPreoccupationSymptoms of Problem Gambling:IsolationGetting irritated more than usual.Hides gambling from loved ones.Feels guilty about gambling. Loses time from school, work, or family to gamble.Borrows/steals money.

Wants to stop but can’t.

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ADOLESCENT GAMBLINGThe FAMILY may notice:Frequent late night callsSecrecyMissing moneyFamily violence

The SCHOOL

may notice:Tardiness

TruancyGrades falling

StealingMood swings

The

COMMUNITY

may notice:

Criminal activity

Vandalism

Gang activity

Theft

Threatening calls

Robbery

Assault with deadly weapon

Insurance fraud

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Case StudyDave and RobCould you identify any signs/symptoms of problem gambling?What do you think Dave’s family noticed?His school?His peers?How could you support Dave as a student? What would you do?What about Rob?

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ADOLESCENT GAMBLINGCurrent research depicts a neurological imbalance in the brains of adolescents making them more susceptible to addictions. →possess powerful reward system that demands constant stimulation & encourages risk taking →have underdeveloped judgment centers which impairs optimal decision making and impulse control →problem & pathological gambling rates are more than 2X higher for adolescents than adults (Ken Winters, Ph.D. NAPAFASA)

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Adolescents are Actually More Likely to Become Pathological Gamblers Than Adults. (Gupta and Derevensky, 2000ImpulsivityDevelopmental natureSusceptibility to peer influenceEmerging egosThe attraction of winningTheir belief that nothing negative can happen to themTheir lack of understanding that there can be a downside to gambling

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LIE-BET Problem Gambling ScreenA yes answer to one or the other of the following two questions, or a yes to both questions, should indicate a need for full assessment for problem and pathological gambling. A no to both may indicate no gambling concerns.Have you lied to cover up the extent of your gambling?Have you bet increasing amounts of money to achieve the level of desired excitement?Johnson, Nora et al Las Vegas VA Hospital, Nevada

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South Oaks Gambling Screen (SOGS)Valid And Reliable InstrumentMay Be Self AdministeredMost Widely Used ScreenAvailable in 25 languages

Has been revised for use among adolescents (SOGS-RA)

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Have the Conversation!Talk to students about the types of gambling and the risks involved.Provide information related to the signs and symptoms of problem gambling.Offer support and resources for students who identify as a problem gambler.Gambling is not a risk free activity!

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Gambling Prevention“Beating the Odds”Evidence Based Practice for at-risk youthContact Marcia Goodman Hinnershitz(610)-376-8669 ext.112

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Helpline Numbers1-800-GAMBLERPennsylvania Problem Gambling Hotline(877) 565-2112Caron Counseling(610) 743-6571Problem Gambling Resources

www.gamblersanonymous.org

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www.olganon.org

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