A public health perspective for youth gambling

  • authors:

    Jeffrey Derevensky, Rina Gupta, Carmen Messerlian
  • published in

    : 2004
  • summary

    : The recent emergence of gambling problems among youth around the world is alarming. For those most vulnerable in our society, children and adolescents, problem gambling presents a serious public health concern. Our current knowledge and understanding of the magnitude of the problem and its considerable impact upon the well-being of youth compels us to respond in a timely and effective manner. A general public health paradigm to gambling, originally articulated by Wynne (1997) and Korn and Shaffer (1999), highlights the importance of such an approach. However, a conceptual model and framework to understand and specifically address youth problem gambling within a public health framework is needed. This article articulates a theoretical framework and model that will help facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of a comprehensive, multi-level health promotion and prevention strategy for youth problem gambling.
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  • type

    : article in journal
  • publisher

    : Routledge, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
  • is part of a publication

    : International Gambling Studies
  • volume

    : 4
  • issue

    : 2
  • copyright

    : © 2009 Informa plc
  • original language

    : English
  • article pagination

    : start page: 147 - end page: 160
  • keywords

    : gambling , health , health care providers , youth gambling
  • Article entered in GambLIB database on nov. 20. 2008, 12:11
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