Presentation by: Mary Anne Cooke
There will be discussion on some of the key milestones of the project. For example, through a training needs analysis this project is identifying how problem gambling screening can be undertaken in primary health/social settings as it acknowledges that a potential range of barriers will exist for screening including time restraints, legitimacy, concerns about knowledge and ability, competing needs, importance and many others. The needs analysis will identify the training design and processes that will best mesh with current training programmes for each setting which will minimise a decision not to participate.
Another key aspect of this project is the forming of cultural advisory groups to oversee all components of the project. Abacus is guided by these groups to ensure the design of the treatment package and delivery of the training incorporates the relevant issues and is culturally appropriate.