Preventing new liquor licenses through youth–community participatory action research

Andrea Romero, Elisa Meza, Josefina Ahumada, Oscar Ceseña, Michele Orduña, Juan Johnny Quevedo, Michal Urrea

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Scopus citations


This chapter examines how youth-led participatory action research to map the locations of liquor licenses in their city led to youth and adult collaboration to prevent new liquor licenses. Alcohol accessibility is a significant factor associated with adolescent alcohol use. Youth living in lower income neighborhoods often have higher than typical exposure to alcohol accessibility. In many ways, this chapter demonstrates how the South Tucson Prevention Coalition (STPC) worked together to create community transformational resilience because they were able to transform their environment in order to limit risk factors for adolescent alcohol use in a manner that would impact all youth in the city for many years. Their example demonstrates how a community can transform their environment to enhance opportunities for youth positive development and to limit exposure to risk factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationYouth-Community Partnerships for Adolescent Alcohol Prevention
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages26
ISBN (Electronic)9783319260303
ISBN (Print)9783319260280
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Alcohol accessibility
  • Alcohol availability
  • Alcohol mapping
  • Liquor licenses
  • Youth leadership
  • Youth-led participatory action research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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