Sylvia Andrew

Sylvia Andrew


My research, practice and policy efforts have focused on the development and evaluation of culturally relevant substance abuse prevention and treatment services. My dissertation research was a Texas state wide qualitative and quantitative study on the role of alcohol abuse on older adults reported for maltreatment.

In the fall, 2016 Neomi Gilmore and New Mexico Legal Aid in Gallup were selected to implement a collaborative project with our Human Services Program. Students enrolled in the principles of interviewing and assessment course studied the legal implications of domestic violence and the pro se process and procedures for seeking temporary protective orders in the state of New Mexico and Navajo Nation Courts.

I am the appointed at-large member of the Indian Education Advisory Committee, established pursuant to the New Mexico Indian Education Act. Our subcommittee is working to develop policy recommendations for the retention and recognition of native languages. I am also a member of the Laguna Community Foundation Board and a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Grants/Cibolo County.

  • BA St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas.
  • MSW Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas.
  • PhD The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.
  • Certificate. Institute for Management and Leadership in Education. Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • HS 101 Introduction to Human Services
  • HS 120 Principles of Interviewing and Assessment
  • HS 105 Group Dynamics
  • HCHS 140 Introduction to Substance Abuse
  • HS 200 Adolescent Substance Abuse: Prevention and Treatment
  • HS 280 Internship in Human Services
  • HS 281 Professional Issues in Human Services
  • FS 213 Marriage and Family Relationships
  • FS 281 Introduction to Family Studies
  • I have over twenty five-years experience teaching associate, baccalaureate and graduate students in human services and social work. I have taught graduate courses in social work practice, research, social welfare policy, statistics, addictions, race and ethnicity, and cultural minorities of the southwest. As a social worker, I have focused my research and practice on substance abuse prevention and treatment services to children, youth and families.
  • Andrew, S. & Hall, P. (Eds). (1980) Alcoholism: Culture and family. San Antonio, Texas: Worden School of Social Service.
  • Andrew, S., Cano, J. & Rodriguez, J. (1980). Developing a United States and Mexico Substance Abuse Project - Implications for a Bicultural and Bi-national Program. Washington, DC: Partners of the Americas.
  • Andrew, S. & Moore, J. (1980). Training to use volunteers in alcohol treatment programs. In S. Andrew and P. Hall (Eds.) Alcoholism: Culture and Family. San Antonio, Texas: Worden School of Social Service.
  • Andrew, S. (1984). Los Ninos: Intervention efforts with Mexican American children. Focus on Family and Chemical Dependency. March/April, 8-20.
  • Andrew, S. & Zurcher, L. (1986). The TacVi Technique: A tactile and visual approach in interviewing preschool children. Child Welfare. 65(3), 305-311.
  • Andrew, S. (1988) Research and evaluation of alcohol and drug use among Mexican American children and adolescents. In Proceedings Hispanic Health Status Symposium. Center for Health Policy Development, Inc. San Antonio, Texas.
  • Mata, A. & Andrew, S. (1989). Inhalant abuse in a small rural South Texas Community: A social epidemiological overview. In R. Crider & B. Rouse (Eds.) Epidemiology of inhalant abuse: An update. NIDA Research Monograph 85. National Institute on Drug Abuse, Rockville, MD.
  • Andrew, S., Trotter, R. & Gilbert, J. (1989). Mexican American cultural norms related to alcohol use as reflected in drinking settings and language use. In M.J. Gilbert (Ed) Alcohol consumption among Mexicans and Mexican Americans: A bi-national perspective. Spanish Speaking Mental Health Research Center at UCLA. California.
  • Delgado, M. & Andrew, S. (1990). Alcohol and other drug use among Hispanic adolescents. OSAP Technical Report 4. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD.
  • Andrew, S. (1992). Substance abuse prevention in Hispanic communities: National perspectives and regional comparisons. In A. Furino (Ed) Health Policy and the Hispanic. Westview Press: Boulder, Colorado.
  • Mata, A., Andrew, S., and Rouse, B. (1993). Inhalant abuse and adolescents. In R. Sanchez-Meyers, B. Kail, and T. Watts (Eds.) Hispanic Substance Abuse. Charles C. Thomas Publishing Co., Springfield, ILL.
  • Amodei, N., Elkin, B., Burge, S., Rodriguez-Andrew, S., Lane, P., & Seales, J. (1994). Psychiatric problems experienced by primary care patients who misuse alcohol. The International Journal of the Addictions, 29(5), 609-626.
  • Rouse, B., Carter, J. & Rodriguez-Andrew, S. (1995). Race, ethnicity, and other sociocultural influences on alcoholism treatment for women. In Recent Developments in Alcoholism, volume 12 Alcoholism and Women, 343-367. Plenum Press: New York: New York.
  • Burge, S., Amodei, N., Eilkin, B., Catala, S., Rodriguez-Andrew, S., Lane, P., & Seale, J. (1997). An evaluation of two primary care interventions for alcohol abuse among Mexican American patients. Addiction, 92(12), 1705-1716.
  • Andrew, Sylvia Rodriguez (1998). Alcohol use and abuse among Latinos: Issues and examples of culturally competent services. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 16 (1/2), 44-70.
  • Volunteer of the Year CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) Grants-Cibola County Youth Visions
  • Leadership California
  • Portraits of Success. Hispanic Development Corporation, San Jose, CA