'A Bit of a Gamble' Toolkit
Working with Communities, Parents and Carers to Prevent Problem Gambling Among Young People
Welcome to 'A Bit of a Gamble' toolkit. The toolkit may be used as a self teaching resource in order to input into your work with young people and parents/carers or to run a workshop (or 'Information Evening') for a parent or community group, or for a group of professionals/volunteers who work with young people and wish to enhance their knowledge and understanding about gambling and young people.
There are sample flyers and letters to parents/carers that you may wish to use as a basis for marketing a session that you intend to facilitate, including a comprehensive PowerPoint slide show with accompanying facilitators' notes and all the Handouts required to run the session, together with a background paper which is recommended reading on the subject area.
Section 1: Introduction
- Project background
- Why involve parents/carers?
- The International Gaming Research Unit (IGRU)
- The Responsible Gambling Fund (RGF)
- Aim of the Information Evening
- Gambling by young people: brief background information
Section 2: Information Evening for Parents/Carers
- Setting up/advertising the Information Evening
- Outline of Information Evening programme
Section 3: Information Evening Content
- PowerPoint presentation
- What do you already know?
- Why young people choose to gamble/choose not to gamble?
- The extent of young people's gambling
- Influence of parents/carers
- Why might gambling be a problem?
- If your child is a problem gambler
- What parents/carers can do
- Sources of help
- Notes to accompany the PowerPoint presentation
- Handouts for the Information Evening
Section 4: Background paper: Adolescent Gambling by Professor Mark Griffiths
- Please view the toolkit for this download.