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Women-Sensitive Practice & Information

After years of training other community support services, we were excited to see WIRE’s highly adaptable women-sensitive model of working with women published for public reference.

Opening doors to women: assistance for organisations working with women experiencing problem gambling and isolation

This WIRE publication sets out empowering and respectful ways to respond to women by looking beyond their gambling problem. It was funded by Victorian Government’s Taking Action On Problem Gambling initiative and was based on WIRE’s research work on women-sensitive service practices. It has subsequently been used to train gambling support workers.

Opening Doors to Women 2007 (2.8 MB)

The perils of pokies: research into the information needs of older women and their families

This WIRE research project funded under the Department of Human Services Local Community Partnership Program aimed to:

  • Identify, develop and produce information materials about gambling problems targeted to older women in the community
  • Identify, develop and produce information materials targeted to the families of older women with gambling problems

Project partners comprised Gambler’s Help (City), Women’s Health Goulburn North East, Women’s Health West, and the Financial and Consumer Rights Council. The research report was written by Dr Helen Kimberley and published by WIRE in March 2005.

The Perils of Pokies Research Report 2005 (778 KB)

Below are the WIRE information materials about gambling problems subsequently developed for older women and their families.

Who’s Playing Who? Brochure (834 KB)
The Problem with the Pokies Brochure (672 KB)

WIRE Publications Order Form 2015 (July)

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