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Problem Gambling Community Needs Assessment: Tactics and Findings Mary Haag, RN, BSN, OCPS II, ICPS Lori Higgins, MEd, LSW, OCPS II Aimee Wade, MSW, LISW-S.

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1 Problem Gambling Community Needs Assessment: Tactics and Findings Mary Haag, RN, BSN, OCPS II, ICPS Lori Higgins, MEd, LSW, OCPS II Aimee Wade, MSW, LISW-S

2 Agenda Objectives Participants will: 1.Understand Step 1: Community Needs Assessment of the Strategic Prevention Framework 2.Identify appropriate tools and tactics for assessing problem gambling 3.Examine the findings from 3 community’s assessments and the results of their analysis 2 PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5, 2014

3 Strategic Prevention Framework The planning process identifies five key elements… Assessment Capacity Planning Implementation Evaluation …that help communities create the infrastructure needed to develop a community-based approach for effective and sustainable population-level change. Cultural Competency Sustainability PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5,

4 Assessment The assessment phase helps define the problem or the issue within a geographic area that a community/project needs to tackle. This phase involves the collection of data to: Understand a population's needs Review the resources that are required and available Identify the readiness of the community to address needs and service gaps. PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5,

5 Community Needs Assessment ACTIVITY Define your community Demographics Core indicators Quantitative data Primary data Secondary data Mapping Qualitative data Key Leader interviews Focus groups Environmental Scans PRODUCT Complete community history Community Readiness Assessment Tri-Ethnic Needs Assessment Resource Assessment Partners PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5,

6 Problem Analysis What’s the problem? How do you know? Why is it happening? How do you know? Why is it happening here? How do you know? PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5,

7 CDFGC – Hamilton County Problem Gambling Task Force Partners Prevention Treatment Gambling organizations Other HC community coalitions Assessment data collection to date: SOGS Student Drug Use Survey Subcommittee Mapping PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5,

8 Prevalence Within the past year, how often have you… PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5, 2014 CDFGC 2014 Student Drug Use Survey 8

9 Where PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5, CDFGC 2014 Student Drug Use Survey

10 Behaviors Have you ever…A lot / Often felt bad about the amount you bet or about what happens when you bet $ 3.1 felt that you would like to stop betting $ but didn't think you could2.4 lied to anyone about betting or gambling1.7 bet or gambled more than you wanted1.9 PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5, CDFGC 2014 Student Drug Use Survey

11 Alcohol & Chemical Abuse Council’s Gambling Assessment Phase Prevalence (SOGS, n=189; SOGS-A, n=170) Listening Sessions Community Readiness Surveys (Tri-Ethnic and MIPH) Environmental Scan PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5,

12 State and local statistics Estimated Percentage for at Risk and problem gambling ACAC Prevalence Survey (Butler County data is of At-Risk populations) PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5,

13 Community Readiness Butler County’s Community Readiness (range 0-9) is a 2.4 This is between Denial (passive) and Vague Awareness (local problem may exist but no immediate motivation to do anything about it). TRI-ETHNIC COMMUNITY READINESS SURVEY PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5,

14 KNOWLEDGE & ATTITUDES in community about gambling Gambling doesn’t hurt others (that is, outside the family/domestic issue) Gambling efforts would be supported if not too political Tough to see signs & symptoms Kept hush-hush if there is a problem (proverbial elephant in the living room) Emphasis is on the bottom line rather than social issues Adult issue None of your business mentality Polarized Confusion about reality of situations & needs and what it takes to get there Economic impact has taken precedent over social impact Take it or leave it (not very knowledgeable – good or bad) Issue will evolve over time – need to be proactive Responses from: TRI-ETHNIC COMMUNITY READINESS SURVEY PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5,

15 How much of a problem is Gambling by age groups (Perception of Harm) MIPH COMMUNITY READINESS SURVEY PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5,

16 Environmental Scan Contributing Factors Advertising Promotion/Promotional Gear Atmosphere Promoting Warning Signs Gambling Location Placement PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5,

17 Local Conditions Age requirement signage is rarely found. Gambling/Lottery is not limited to convenient stores; games can be found in family restaurants such as LaRosa’s, grocery stores such as Kroger’s and local festivals. Middletown, Hamilton, Fairfield have the highest density of outside advertising for gambling. Gambling games were found in the toy section of a local store. Tom’s (in Hamilton) has a table to sit and do scratch offs (to buy more with winning scratch offs). ACAC Butler County Environmental scan, 5/13 PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5,

18 2012 Community Readiness Survey 2013 School Mapping Project 2013 Middle School & High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey Summit County SPF Assessment Phase PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5,

19 ATODG Community Readiness Survey 2012 Survey conducted by Invitation Health Institute for our local Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition-Summit County Community Partnership Domains Perception of ATODG Problem within the Community Permissive Attitudes Toward ATODG Support for ATODG Policy Prevention Access to Alcohol, Tobacco, and Gambling Perception of Community Commitment PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5,

20 ATODG Community Readiness Survey Of 1000 surveys disseminated, 12% responded. Findings consistent with 45 other communities surveyed using the same ATODG survey. The results indicated that overall gambling prevalence and risk awareness was low and would benefit from community education. It was recommended that community commitment be addressed first and foremost to bring the benefits of prevention interventions to the forefront. PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5,

21 School Mapping Project Assignment for MSW intern to map all school based prevention (MH & ATODG) programming in the county funded by ADM Board to identify saturation & gaps. While all districts covered, identified gaps in specific buildings. Information shared with largest school district in an effort to also capture effective programming not funded by the Board. PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5,

22 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Collaboration between Summit County ADM Board & Summit County Public Health 14 of 17 districts participated in YRBS Every Middle & High School Survey administered and analyzed by the Prevention Research Center for Health Neighborhoods at CWRU. PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5,

23 Youth Risk Behavior Survey Benefits to your School District for Participation in a Fall/2013 Secondary School YRBS Administration: Districts will gain information regarding the prevalence rates of high-risk behaviors and protective factors. Each middle school and high school building in participating districts will receive an incentive of $200 in appreciation for contributing to the county effort Data will provide information for program planning, curriculum, and staff development activities and for implementing a procedure for monitoring success toward meeting state health and education initiatives. Data can serve as a “justification of need” improving the likelihood of outside support for grant proposals and applications District participation contributes to the effectiveness of the growing movement to establish a countywide database that will serve as a general profile of secondary school students in Summit County. Results will inform funding for community and school based prevention programming through the ADM Board. Benefits to Summit County for your school’s participation: Compilation of data to establish baseline information about high-risk behaviors in adolescents residing in Summit County. Link responses from the Summit County 7 th Grade Risk and Protective Factors Survey, completed in Ability to compare data with other similar and dissimilar geographic, socioeconomic, racial/ethnic and cultural areas of the county, state, and nationally. Baseline survey data can better position schools and districts for grant funded programming. Provide funding sources and youth-serving agencies in Summit County with data, insight, and information to better meet the goal that every student in every school gets needed services and resources. PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5,

24 Questions PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5,

25 Contact Information Mary F. Haag, RN, BSN, OCPS II, ICPS President/CEO Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati (513) Lori Higgins, MEd, LSW, OCPS II Vice President Alcohol and Chemical Abuse Council of Southwest Ohio (513) Aimee R. Wade, MSW, LISW-S Compliance, Prevention & Training Coordinator County of Summit ADM Board (330) PROBLEM GAMBLING NEEDS ASSESSMENT: TACTICS AND FINDINGS MARCH 5,


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