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Latino/Hispanic Callers

Posted: Thu May 29, 2014 8:57 am
by Administrator
According to the 2012 Census Data, Florida has a 23.2% Latino/Hispanic population which is far above the national average of 16.9%. Knowing these facts, the FCCG has made efforts through the years to reach out to Latino/Hispanics to ensure that this population is properly represented in the form of prevention programs, self-help materials and educational information. Programs such as Las Caras del Problema de Juego, which is a series of vignettes designed to educate Latino/Hispanics about the dangers of problem gambling, or the Spanish self-help workbooks Chance for Change are just two of the components in the FCCG’s vast inventory that are designed to assist this ethnic group. A multitude of Spanish placards and brochures are available to the public as well. In addition, the FCCG also has bi-lingual staff that take Spanish HelpLine and peer connect calls. The FCCG also utilizes an advertising campaign in the areas of the state where there is a significant percentage of Latino/Hispanics (i.e. Miami-Dade County).

In fiscal year 2013/2014, 22.4% of the HelpLine contacts were from Latino/Hispanics. This tells the FCCG that their efforts are making a tremendous impact on this population.

The FCCG is here to help! If you or someone you know has a problem, call the 24-hour, bilingual, confidential 1-888-ADMIT-IT HelpLine for resources.