Youth-Community Partnerships for Adolescent Alcohol Prevention

  • Andrea J. Romero

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Andrea Romero, Payal Anand, Josefina Ahumada, Sofia Blue, Gloria Hamelitz-Lopez, Michele Orduña et al.
    Pages 19-44
  3. Andrea Romero, Juvenal Caporale, Robby Harris, Elisa Meza, Joel Muraco, Jesi Post
    Pages 45-62
  4. Juvenal Caporale, Andrea Romero, Ana Fonseca, Luis Perales, Patty Valera
    Pages 63-83
  5. Jesi Post, Gloria Hamelitz-Lopez, Kimberly Sierra-Cajas, Andrea Romero
    Pages 85-105
  6. Robby Harris, Jesi Post, Jaime Arrieta, Gloria Hamelitz-Lopez
    Pages 107-123
  7. Joel A. Muraco, Elisa Meza, Oscar Ceseña, Alejandro Gallego, Michal Urrea
    Pages 125-143
  8. Andrea Romero, Michele Orduña, Gloria Hamelitz-Lopez, Juan “Johnny” Quevedo, Maricruz Romero-Ruiz
    Pages 145-171
  9. Andrea Romero, Elisa Meza, Josefina Ahumada, Oscar Ceseña, Michele Orduña, Juan “Johnny” Quevedo et al.
    Pages 211-236
  10. Andrea Romero, Juvenal Caporale, Elisa Meza, Robby Harris, Josefina Ahumada, Jaime Arrieta et al.
    Pages 237-256
  11. Andrea Romero, Elisa Meza, Josefina Ahumada, Michele Orduña, Juan “Johnny” Quevedo
    Pages 257-270
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 271-273

About this book


This forward-thinking reference spotlights an expansive and inclusive community model for youth alcohol prevention as opposed to traditional individual and school-based group approaches. Focusing on a long-term intervention in a Southwestern border town, it documents the development of critical consciousness in an affected community, and emphasizes young people as crucial drivers of change in their environment. The book’s Community Readiness Model provides vital context for successful coalition building between youth, families, and community entities (e.g., schools, civic leaders, police) in reducing alcohol risk factors and promoting healthier choices. Given the severity and prevalence of youth alcohol use, this case study offers a viable blueprint for large-scale engagement in prevention.
Among the featured topics:
• Integrating research into prevention strategies using participatory action research.
• Breaking down silos between community-based organizations: coalition development.
• Adult perspectives on nurturing youth leadership and coalition participation.
• Youth perspectives on youth power as the source of community dev
•  Coalition as conclusion: tips on creating a functioning coalition.
•  Community transformational resilience for adolescent alcohol prevention.

Youth-Community Partnerships for Adolescent Alcohol Prevention is both practical and inspiring reading for researchers and other mental health professionals in psychology, social work, and public health who work with adolescents, communities, and civic engagement.


Adolescent Substance Use Alcohol Abuse Prevention Alcohol Abuse in Hispanic Communities Community-based Participatory Action Research Health Disparities for Latino Adolescents Research on Alcohol Use Prevention Youth-Community Action

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea J. Romero
    • 1
  1. 1.TucsonUSA

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