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Iowa Resources

The Iowa Gambling Treatment and Prevention Program (IGTP)
The Office of Problem Gambling Treatment and Prevention works to reduce the harm caused by problem gambling by funding a range of services for Iowans. These services include: outpatient counseling for problem gamblers, concerned persons and family, housing services for problem gamblers in treatment and with no other housing options, financial counseling including budgeting and debt reduction plans and a state-wide help line that provides information and referral services. In addition, the program funds prevention and education services for schools, community groups, casino employees, and other at-risk groups.

Responsible Gaming Education Week-August 3-7
Responsible Gaming Education Week (RGEW) was created by the AGA in 1998 to increase awareness of problem gambling among gaming industry employees and customers and to promote responsible gaming nationwide. Find ideas for events and programs on the American Gaming Assocation Website.

National Problem Gambling Awareness Month Of March
The National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) is pleased to present the National Problem Gambling Awareness Month (NPGAM) campaign, a grassroots public awareness and outreach campaign.  The goal of this campaign is to educate the general public, and health care professinals about the warning signs of problem gambling and raise awareness about the help that is available both locally and nationally. [Theme: Have the Conversation] See suggestions for Iowa's National Problem Gambling Awareness Week  on their website www.ncpgambling.org

 

Problem Gambling Resources in iowa
NCPG website listing assessment tools and additional resources 

Download the 2016 NPGAM Guide
T
he NPGAM Committee created this guide as a tool for planning your activities during the month.
  

 


 

Online Website Resources

Youth Resources

  • Wanna Bet: A Cool Magazine for Kids Concerned about Gambling: An interactive by-kids for-kids gambling prevention site.  
  • Youth Gambling International: From McGill Univerity.  YGI is committed to understanding and addressing youth risk-taking behavior by actively engaging in research, training, service, treatment, prevention, information dissemination and policy development.
  • Know your Limit: Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling's teen website – designed for and by teens interested in learning more about preventing or dealing with gambling problems. 

National Resources

  • National Center for Responsible Gambling: The National Center for Responsible Gaming is the only national organization exclusively devoted to funding research that helps increase understanding of pathological and youth gambling and find effective methods of treatment for the disorder

 

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