Karen Jerman, Family and Consumer Science Teacher at Warren County Middle School and her 8th grade students will be participating in a nationally recognized program entitled, "Stacked Deck: A Program to Prevent Problem Gambling". The curriculum has proven to be effective in changing youth gambling behaviors. Stacked Deck teaches young people to approach life as smart risk-takers, weighing the pros and cons of their actions to determine the odds of achieving positive results. In six interactive lessons, the program teaches about the history of gambling; the true odds and the “house edge”; gambling fallacies; the signs, risk factors, and causes of problem gambling; and skills for good decision-making and problem-solving. Each lesson includes a PowerPoint slide show and a family page. Check this news link for additional information soon!