Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work


Recent data suggests that the decrease of risk factors and the increase of protective factors relating to adolescent alcohol abuse will aid in the resilience of adolescents and prevent alcohol use. The purpose of this study was to interview several suburban school district support staff on what they understand the protective factors to be with young people they work with in individual schools.

It was determined that, although parental influence has the greatest impact on adolescent alcohol use, school support staff can and do nurture and positively impact the reduction of adolescent alcohol use.


SC 11.MSW.1994.Howard.RL