Gambling Prevention Programs

                                          Youth Educational Programs:


Hooked City:

This 2 session program on gambling is for 8th-10th grade students. The primary objective of this interactive game is to enable adolescents to make responsible choices by informing them about the nature and the risks associated with gambling, reinforcing social skills, and changing their attitudes and erroneous beliefs related to gambling.

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wanna-betWanna Bet:

(Kids don’t Gamble…wanna Bet?)

This 2-3 session program on gambling is for elementary and middle school students (grades 3-8). This curriculum provides education and awareness so youth will be able to make healthier choices for their future.



                                             Know Limits:

know-limits 193x42This one session program is intended for 5th grade and up. The primary message to young people reinforced by this question and answer game is to know your limits when it comes to gambling.



Leaps & Bounds:

Leaps and Bounds is a prevention program that utilizes best practices in substance abuse and gambling prevention. Available to youth in grades 4-6, Leaps and Bounds follows an eight session curriculum which aims to encourage youth to make positive decisions in regard to alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, as well as gambling.


Speaking Engagements:

Speaking engagements are one-time educational presentations presented to targeted populations.. A Gambling Prevention Specialist is available to present a tailored, educational presentation for your target population. These may include:

•High Risk Youth
•Mental Health
•Older Adults
•College Students
•Drug and Alcohol Consumers
•General population

In-Service Trainings:

In-service trainings will provide an overview of problem gambling, screening and treatment resources to mental health & drug and alcohol providers, homeless services, older adults, youth and families, law enforcement officials, and medical personnel.


For additional information, or to schedule one of the gambling programs in Chester County, please contact Christine Dziembowski by email at: or Juan Tapia by email at: or both by phone at: (610) 363-1488.

This project is funded by the Chester County Department of Drug & Alcohol Services, under a contract with the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Basic data for use in this study were supplied by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Department takes no part in and is in no way responsible for any analyses, interpretations or conclusions.