Browsing Alberta Gambling Research Institute by Author "Addictions Foundation of Manitoba"
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- ItemOpen AccessChasing the money : student and teacher feedback(Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, 1999-08) Doupe, Malcolm B. (Malcolm Bray), 1965-; Addictions Foundation of ManitobaIn the fall of 1998, the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba and the Manitoba Theatre for Young People developed the play "Chasing the Money", with the primary purpose of increasing youth awareness on issues related to gambling, including how gambling can become a problem for some people, and the negative impact gambling can have on those around the gambler. The play was presented to various schools throughout Manitoba in the spring of 1999. As a means of determining the effectiveness of the play, study guide, and discussions, student surveys were distributed to a sample of students, and teacher surveys were sent to all teachers. The present document highlights key findings from each of these surveys.
- ItemOpen AccessGambling and seniors : the final report on the survey of key informants(The Foundation, 1999-08) Doupe, Malcolm B. (Malcolm Bray), 1965-; Addictions Foundation of ManitobaA Senior Gambling Survey was developed by the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) as a means to better understand the nature of senior gambling, types of problems associated with gambling, and how to most effectively offer gambling services to the senior population. 25 key informants who were community professionals were asked to complete the Senior Gambling Survey. Findings indicate gambling affects seniors as it relates to themes of finances (excessive spending), family or relationship problems (disputes over amount of money and time spent on gambling), or health-related issues (depression, lack of self esteem, increase of smoking/drinking). Researchers suggest the AFM should begin providing seminars to both professionals and seniors in order to inform community member about AFM and reducing any stigma that is attached to that organization. Advertisement was suggested as a means of educating seniors. To reduce senior access barriers to AFM, providing outreach rehabilitative services were advocated.
- ItemOpen AccessGambling in Asian communities : the final report on the survey of key informants(Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, 1999-08) Doupe, Malcolm B. (Malcolm Bray), 1965-; Addictions Foundation of ManitobaThe purpose of this study was to assess Asian Canadian communities leaders' perceptions on: the nature of gambling and the problems associated with this activity, and how to effectively offer prevention and rehabilitation services within these communities. Sixty-two community leaders completed the Key Informants Survey in person or by telephone. Results indicated that problem gambling in these communities might result in financial, family/relationship, and/or employment related issues. Further, it was suggested that many people in these communities hesitate to use the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba's (AFM) services because they do not feel that the AFM fully understands the cultural complexity of gambling related problems in their communities.
- ItemOpen AccessGambling, alcohol & other drugs : prevalence & implications of dual problem clients(Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, 1997-09) Kaplan, Gerry S.; Addictions Foundation of Manitoba; Davis, BobThis study examined three groups of Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM)clients: those with only gambling problems, those with only chemical problems and those experiencing both types of problems. The study's overall goal was to explore the degree to which the types of problems clients experience correlate with selected demographic characteristics and social indicators.
- ItemOpen AccessKeeping your spirit strong : keeping your shirt on : gambling awareness sessions for Manitoba secondary school students(The Foundation, 2000) Addictions Foundation of ManitobaThis is the facilitator's guide to a one hour session that provides awareness of gambling and problem gambling issues to Aboriginal high school students. The goal of the session is to provide information that will assist students to make healthy and informed decisions about gambling.
- ItemOpen AccessManitoba youth gambling prevalence study : summary of findings(Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, 1999-06) Wiebe, Jamie; Addictions Foundation of ManitobaThis study examined the prevalence of gambling and gambling-related problems among youth in Manitoba. A total of 1,000 youth between the ages of 12 and 17 years were interviewed by telephone between January 13 and March 4, 1999. The survey consisted of the South Oaks Gambling Screen Revised Adolescent (SOGS-RA) as well as various questions relating to demographic, social, and familial dimensions. Results indicated that 8% of youths were classified as at-risk for problems and 3% were classified as having a gambling problem. It was also found that these youth are not accessing formal sources of assistance for concerns with gambling. Recommendations are made concerning educating youth on gambling and future research.
- ItemOpen AccessProceedings of the Interprovincial Think Tank of Youth and Gambling : October 21-22, 1999, Winnipeg, Manitoba(Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC), 2000) Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan Health; Addictions Foundation of Manitoba; Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse CommissionLike the three interprovincial conferences before it, the Interprovincial Think Tank (IT) was rooted in the need to enhance understanding of gambling and problem gambling as it relates to the day-to-day work and personal experiences of Think Tank participants. From the beginning, our collective mandate has been to address problem gambling, and in doing so we have created opportunities to do two important things: share our knowledge and experiences; and broaden the base of understanding in the wider community. During this process, we have learned from each other as well as from the community at large. This ITT was a continuation of the exchange and the learning. For this Think Tank, the Planning Committee set i t s sites on the topic of youth and gambling. The need to explore this topic stems from three key realities. First, there is a public, political and interest-group expectation that the needs of youth be addressed in the context of problem gambling. Second, while prevalence data exist, there is uncertainty among those working in the problem gambling area about the meaning of the data. And third, uncertainty also exists around the importance of problem gambling as an issue for youth and of youth gambling as an issue for society. The proceedings of this ITT were not developed as a "blueprint for action." Rather, they are intended to provide information that will guide people as they work in their communities and collaboratively develop plans to address youth and problem gambling issues. As the reader will see, these proceedings accomplish this goal. They reveal the richness and diversity in the details that emerged as participants expressed their views and described their experiences in response to the discussion questions. While several themes around the topic of youth and gambling became defined, it was the diversity of the participants' perspectives that drove the conference towards its conclusion: no single formula can be presented to address the youth gambling issue across different communities. Instead, communities need to implement the strategies and approaches that make sense for them. The information garnered from this Think Tank will help to guide discussion and action across the country towards this end. It is evident that this Think Tank and the previous conferences have laid a strong foundation for continuing the country-wide exchange on problem gambling. The committee expresses its gratitude to the sponsors of this event as well as to all participants. The Think Tank would not have been the success it was without the energy, sense of humour and candidness of all those who took part.
- ItemOpen AccessStudent gambling report summary, Manitoba 2007(Addictions Foundation of Manitoba, 2008-11) Addictions Foundation of ManitobaThis survey builds on a foundation of data already gathered by similar studies conducted in previous years, since 1993. Originally a smaller survey consisting of 18 schools (most of which were included because they had implemented some substance use prevention programs that required evaluation), it has now grown into a large-scale study consisting of over 50 schools and 5000 students. As substance use and youth involvement in gambling appears to be occurring at earlier and earlier ages, this study and the most recent study in 2005 have included grade 7 and grade 8 students. Prior to 2005 these reports only included students in seniors 1 through 4.