The Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology's Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky, Interim Chair, was interviewed for Fox News!
The article, featured on the Fox News website discusses the increasing rate of lottery tickets bought for minors as holiday gifts. This has lead Dr. Derevensky's International Centre for Youth and Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviour at McGill University amoung other groups to begin their annual holiday campaign towards public awareness that lottery tickets should not purchased as holiday gifts for children. "'We know that playing the lottery at a young age is inappropriate and can increase the potential for problem gambling later in life,' said McGill professor Jeffrey Derevensky..."
To view the full article on FoxNews.com, please click on the following, The National Council on Problem Gambling and McGill Partner with Lotteries Worldwide to Discourage Lottery Gifts for Minors.
Visit the International Centre for Youth and Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviour website to learn more about the Holiday campaign.