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Youth Making Choices: A curriculum-based gambling prevention program

Developed by CAMH clinicians and researchers, the Youth Making Choices: Gambling Prevention Program comprises 10 lessons that fit well with the published expectations of several intermediate and senior level courses in mathematics, social sciences and humanities, English, and health and physical education. The lessons are designed using the principles of differentiated instruction.

The program’s objectives are:

  • to enhance students’ coping skills
  • to develop students’ knowledge of randomness and probability
  • to improve students’ ability to recognize and avoid problematic behaviours associated with gambling.

The key is prevention: youth must be sufficiently informed so they can decide on appropriate levels of involvement and identify behaviour that is becoming problematic. Equipped with these lessons, teachers can provide students with the information needed to make sound decisions about gambling and to better understand the potential risks.

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