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The Iowa Department of Public Health is excited to offer the Stacked Deck problem gambling prevention program to IPN prevention contractors. Stacked Deck: A Program to Prevent Problem Gambling is the only curriculum proven effective in changing youth gambling behaviors.  Stacked Deck is an evidence-based program designed to prevent problem gambling in grades 9-12 and has proven to show changes in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors towards gambling. Stacked Deck is intended to change attitudes towards gambling based on the premise that attitudes are best predictors for behavior. It increases knowledge about gambling and the odds of winning, corrects beliefs about gambling, and prevents or decreases the frequency of gambling behavior.

Participants involved in this two-day interactive training will be able to:

  • teach young people the facts about gambling and related risks
  • encourage responsible decision making
  • prevent young people from engaging in problem gambling behaviors
  • develop an understanding of problem gambling history and trends in gambling among high school students
  • effectively implement the Stacked Deck curriculum through hands-on experience

Who Should Attend?
Anyone providing direct prevention services and prevention supervisors funded through IPN.

Come and join us as we work to protect and improve the health of Iowans from the negative consequences of problem gambling.

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