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
copyright: © 2009 Informa plc
original language: English
article pagination: start page: 147 - end page: 160
keywords: gambling , health , health care providers , youth gambling
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