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From pokies to problems, gambling and the impact on community services in Eastern Melbourne : final report summary

Graffam, Joseph and Southgate, Rowena 2005, From pokies to problems, gambling and the impact on community services in Eastern Melbourne : final report summary, Deakin University, Burwood, Vic..

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Title From pokies to problems, gambling and the impact on community services in Eastern Melbourne : final report summary
Alternative title From pokies to problems, gambling and the impact on community services in Eastern Melbourne
Author(s) Graffam, Joseph
Southgate, Rowena
Publication date 2005
Total pages 18 p
Publisher Deakin University
Place of Publication Burwood, Vic.
Keyword(s) Gambling -- Victoria -- Melbourne
Slot machines -- Victoria -- Melbourne
Community-based social services -- Victoria -- Melbourne
Notes Table of Contents
Acknowledgements i
Executive Summary iii
1 Introduction 1
2 A Comprehensive Review of the Literature 5 -- 2.1 Purported benefits of gambling 5 -- 2.2 Detrimental impacts on individuals and families 6 -- 2.3 Impact on community service organisations 8 -- 2.4 Summary of the literature 10
3 Major Findings 11 -- 3.1 Clients of Gamblers Help Eastern service 11 -- 3.2 Staff of community services 13 -- 3.3 Staff of Gamblers Help Eastern 14
4 Project Methodology 17 -- 4.1 Project participants 17 -- 4.1.1 Clients of Gamblers Help Eastern sample 17 -- 4.1.2 Staff of community services sample 17 -- 4.1.3 Staff of Gamblers Help Eastern sample 18 -- 4.2 Instruments 18 -- 4.2.1 Clients of Gamblers Help Eastern questionnaire 18 -- 4.2.2 Staff of community services questionnaire 19 -- 4.2.3 Staff of Gamblers Help Eastern focus group question guide 20 -- 4.3 Procedures 20 -- 4.3.1 Clients of Gamblers Help Eastern survey procedure 20 -- 4.3.2 Staff of community services survey procedure 21 -- 4.3.3 Staff of Gamblers Help Eastern focus group procedure 21 -- 4.4 Data analysis 21
5 Results 23 -- 5.1 Results of the clients of Gamblers Help Eastern survey 23 -- 5.1.1 General results 23 -- 5.1.2 Use of various kinds of services 24 -- 5.1.3 Use of various kinds of resources 25 -- 5.1.4 Disclosure 27 -- 5.1.5 Gambling activities 27 -- 5.2 Results from the staff of community services survey 28 -- 5.3 Results from the staff of Gamblers Help Eastern focus group 28 -- 5.3.1 System familiar and system naïve clients 29 -- 5.3.2 Disclosure and denial 30 -- 5.3.3 Gaps and lags in service provision 31 -- 5.3.4 Staff of community services 31 -- 5.3.5 Depression and gambling related problems 32 -- 5.3.6 Integrated model of service delivery 32
6 Discussion 33 -- 6.1 Implications of the study: So where to from here? 33 -- 6.2 Service development suggestions 33 -- 6.3 An integrated network of support services 34 -- 6.4 Upstream approach to preventing gambling related problems 37 -- 6.5 Further research 37
7 Conclusion 39 -- References 40 -- Appendices 44 -- Appendix A A1 -- Appendix B B1 -- Appendix C C1 -- Appendix D D1
ISBN 1741560225
9781741560220
Language eng
Field of Research 160810 Urban Sociology and Community Studies
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category A5 Minor research monograph
Copyright notice ©2005, Deakin University, Eastern Access Community Health, City of Boroondara, Knox City Council, Manningham City Council, Maroondah City Council, City of Monash, Shire of Yarra Ranges and the City of Whitehorse
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30010352

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