Youth-Community Partnerships for Adolescent Alcohol Prevention

Editors: Romero, Andrea J. (Ed.)

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  • Presents an in-depth study on institutionalizing alcohol prevention policies at the city level
  • Outlines effective policies for educating adolescents about alcohol abuse
  • Details the Community Readiness Model
  • Emphasizes the efficacy of youth-community partnership
  • Discusses the importance of youth-led and adult-guided participatory action research activities
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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
elopment.
  • Coalition as conclusion: tips on creating a functioning coalition.
  • Community transformational resilience for adolescent alcohol prevention.
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    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.

    About the authors

    Dr. Andrea Romero is Fitch Nesbitt Associate Professor at the University of Arizona in Family Studies & Human Development and Mexican American Studies. She has over 15 years of adolescent health promotion research and publishing experience. She has written several peer-reviewed scientific journal articles that provide empirical evidence on the contextual factors that contribute to risk and resilience among ethnic minority adolescents. She has been conducting the community based participatory research on adolescent alcohol prevention for over 12 years in partnership with local community partners and youth.

    Reviews

    “This book describes a long-term intervention program for youth alcohol prevention in a southwestern border town and discusses a community readiness model, which is a collaboration between family and community. The book met the editor's objectives. … It provides prevention strategies and gives reasons why the program was successful for eight years. Readers can use different parts of this program to impact their own communities.” (Gary B. Kaniuk, Doody’s Book Reviews, August, 2016)


    Table of contents (12 chapters)

    Table of contents (12 chapters)
    • Youth-Community Partnerships for Adolescent Alcohol Prevention: “We Can’t Do It Alone”

      Pages 1-17

      Romero, Andrea, Ph.D.

    • Community Readiness Stages of Change to Achieve Community Transformational Resilience

      Pages 19-44

      Romero, Andrea, Ph.D. (et al.)

    • Integrating Research into Prevention Strategies Using Participatory Action Research

      Pages 45-62

      Romero, Andrea, Ph.D. (et al.)

    • After-school Youth Substance Use Prevention to Develop Youth Leadership Capacity: South Tucson Prevention Coalition Phase 1

      Pages 63-83

      Caporale, Juvenal, M.A. (et al.)

    • Breaking Down Silos Between Community-Based Organizations: Coalition Development

      Pages 85-105

      Post, Jesi, M.S. (et al.)

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    eBook $109.00
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    Hardcover $149.99
    price for USA in USD
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    • ISBN 978-3-319-79879-0
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    Bibliographic Information

    Bibliographic Information
    Book Title
    Youth-Community Partnerships for Adolescent Alcohol Prevention
    Editors
    • Andrea J. Romero
    Copyright
    2016
    Publisher
    Springer International Publishing
    Copyright Holder
    Springer International Publishing Switzerland
    eBook ISBN
    978-3-319-26030-3
    DOI
    10.1007/978-3-319-26030-3
    Hardcover ISBN
    978-3-319-26028-0
    Softcover ISBN
    978-3-319-79879-0
    Edition Number
    1
    Number of Pages
    VIII, 273
    Number of Illustrations
    35 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
    Topics