Presentation on theme: "GETTING THE COMMUNITY ENGAGED IN RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING 2014 Problem Gambling Conference Columbus, Ohio March 5, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
GETTING THE COMMUNITY ENGAGED IN RESPONSIBLE GAMBLING 2014 Problem Gambling Conference Columbus, Ohio March 5, 2014
GAMBLING PREVENTION Alternatives Community Based Process Education Environmental Information Dissemination Problem Identification & Referral
Howard Moskowitz is an American market researcher and psychophysicist. He is best known for the detailed study he made of the types of spaghetti sauce and horizontal segmentation.
GAMBLING AWARENESS Who is your target audience? Which method will you use to reach your target audience? What will you say? How will you measure your successes?
ASSESSMENT What does your data say? According to the 2012 Ohio Gambling Survey, Lucas County’s prevalence of problem gambling is 0.2% which equates to an estimated 847 individuals in the population of 423,316 (18 years and older) Furthermore, in the Lucas County cluster the following groups were identified to be significantly at-risk for problem gambling: year olds Males African Americans
ASSESSMENT 2014 Lucas County Health Assessment Youth Adult Treatment Data Number Of People Given The SOGS Data (anecdotal) from AOD & Mental Health Providers
ASSESSMENT - LANDSCAPE
GAMBLING PREVENTION Exposure to gambling may increase the risk of developing pathological gambling. Limiting exposure may be helpful for people who are at risk. Public exposure to gambling, however, continues to increase in the form of lotteries, electronic and Internet gambling, and casinos. Intervention at the earliest signs of pathological gambling may prevent the disorder from getting worse.
WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE BECOME PROBLEM GAMBLERS? Anyone who gambles can develop problems if they are not aware of the risks and do not gamble responsibly When gambling behavior interferes with finances, relationships and the workplace, a serious problem already exists
TOLEDO/LUCAS COUNTY GAMBLING PLAN - AWARENESS Kickoff Pledge Cards - Businesses/Organizations Pledge Cards – Individual Task Force
TOLEDO/LUCAS COUNTY GAMBLING PLAN - AWARENESS KICKOFF – August 13, 2012 Community Stakeholders Businesses Labor Unions EAP’s County Commissioners Mayors City Councilmen Law Enforcement Ohio Casino Commission Social Service Agencies Area Office On Aging Children Services Faith Members Judges Hospitals United Way
STATE OF MICHIGAN - DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH - OFFICE OF RECOVERY ORIENTED SYSTEMS OF CARE – PROBLEM GAMBLING
RESOURCES - OHIOMHAS Stacey Frohnapfel-Hasson, MPA Problem Gambling Services Administrator or Scott Anderson, AS, LCDC II Problem Gambling Treatment Coordinator or Shemane Marsh, MA Problem Gambling Prevention Coordinator or
ROBERT KASPRZAK Mental Health & Recovery Services Board of Lucas County