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Phone: (717) 299-2831
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PREVENTION: Problem Gambling

 We Know BETter©

This exciting, interactive problem gambling prevention curriculum is for youth in grades 4 through 9 as 6 lessons. WKB has a strong focus on addiction and skill-building, and is appropriate for both school classrooms and after-school and summer groups.

This curriculum is available to all counties in PA with problem gambling prevention grants. Please contact Jean Gerdes at jgerdes@compassmark.org or (717) 299-2831 x233 for details!

Trainings & Presentations

We have developed the following for adult audiences:

  • The Stakes Are Too High: Addiction 101- Addiction basics, including the risk factors for any addiction, warning signs and answers to the question, “Why worry about gambling?” A great presentation for parent groups. (Slides presented in English and Spanish.)
  • Gambling in the Workplace- Explore how day-to-day gambling may be affecting your business, and why every workplace should have a gambling policy to protect the company and their employees.
  • Is It Worth the Gamble? Addresses the difference between responsible gambling and problem gambling for older adult populations.
  • Video Gaming: Gambling with Addiction? The medical community is studying gaming to see if it warrants being classified as an addiction. This presentation address the characteristics of video games that keep the player coming back for more, how video games can be a gateway to gambling, how to identify a problem and how to set limits to keep the games fun.



For questions or to schedule any of these services, contact Jean Gerdes, Coordinator of Problem Gambling Prevention, at jgerdes@compassmark.org or (717) 299-2831 x233.