Edwin Gonzalez Santin

EDWIN GONZÁLEZ-SANTIN

Arizona State University
School of Social Work - Phoenix, AZ

 

Education
Cameron State College, Lawton, OK B.A. 1970 History
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ M.S.W. 1974 Social Work

Personal Statement
Over the past 38 years, Edwin has dedicated his professional life to teaching, practice, and evaluating child welfare and behavioral health programs. As Director of the Office of American Indian Projects (OAIP) Edwin works with a wide variety of American Indian rural and urban communities. Edwin has been Director since 1984 where his duties include curriculum development, grant writing, research, management, providing field liaison to behavioral and child welfare agencies. Currently principal investigator for three grant projects which are diversely funded by the Department of Labor, Children’s Bureau, and SAMHSA with a focus on addressing the intersection of child welfare and behavioral health issues that impact American Indian families. Edwin’s role as Director of OAIP has allowed him to work on projects that are identified by American Indian communities resulting in the development of the workforce via the recruitment, support, and education of tribal and community members. This means that a close relationship has developed with tribes in Arizona and contiguous states for the development of field practicum sites. Supervision for these sites has been done with the use of technology to bridge distances and by face-to-face contact.

Currently, Edwin serves as Field Liaison for traineeship sties and advisor to American Indian students. Additionally, Edwin has created several social work courses focused on working with American Indian children, families, and communities. OAIP has developed a training curriculum in partnership with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona and the Arizona Department of Economic Security to improve working cross-culturally with American Indian/Alaska Natives. Edwin currently serves on the Native American Connections Board of Directors and on the Advisory Committee for the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute. His years of service have also provided him with the time and experience to become thoroughly knowledgeable in the areas of American Indian social work while developing an expertise that is consistently requested by American Indian communities as well as organizations to assist them in a variety of human service areas.

Positions and Honors
Professional Experience
1971 – 1973 Social Worker, Comanche County and Shawnee County Department of Instruction & Rehabilitative Services
1974 – 1975 Director of Treatment, Culture Oriented Recovery Association of Arizona
1975 – 1979 Director of Social Services, Salt River Pima/Maricopa Indian Community, Scottsdale, AZ
1979 – 1980 Field Instructor, School of Social Work, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1980 – 1987 Assistant Clinical Professor, School of Social Work, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1984 – Present Director, Office of American Indian Projects, School of Social Work, Arizona State University
1989 – 1990 Academic Professional, Associate Research Specialist, School of Social Work, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
1990 – 1993 Professor – Tenured, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
1990 – Present Senior Academic Professional, Senior Research Specialist, School of Social Work, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Military Service
1970 – 1974 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Army Reserve, Honorable Discharge
Other Experience, Professional Memberships, and Honors (current, unexpired positions)
1980 – Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona Health and Social Service Working Group
1983 – Consultant, Social Services (child abuse, foster care, case management etc.) for Hopi, Gila River Indian Community, Navajo Nation, and Fort McDowell Indian Community
1984 – Member, Council on Social Work Education
1987 – Member, American Indian/Alaskan Native Social Work Educators Faculty Association
1995 – Advisor, American Indian Social Work Student Association
1997 – Member, Arizona Tri-University Indian Education Committee
2000 – Member, Association of American Indian Affairs
2001 – Member, National Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
2002 – Member, Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., Social Service working group, “Southwest Indian Child Welfare Act Task Force”
2002 – Research Advisor, Healthy Living in Two Worlds NIH project with Dr. Hilary Weaver School of Social Work, NYU at Buffalo
2003 – Board Member, Native American Community Connection, Inc.
2003 – Board Member, Native American Connections, Inc.
2004 – Member and Founding Member, Steering Committee, American Indian Policy Center at A.S.U.
2005 – Member, CSWE’s Annual Program Meeting Review Committee for Native American presenters
2008 – Consultant and Board Member, National Fathers & Families Coalition, Inc.
2009 – Member, National Child Welfare Workforce Institute National Advisory Committee
2010 – Review Member, Native American Center for Excellence (NACE) funded by SAMHSA
2010 – Vice Chair, Advisory Committee Member, Hope Lives – Vive Esperanza a new service agency for seriously mentally ill clients
2011 – Member, Planning Committee for Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona Conference: “Policies and Practices for Community Health Research in Indian Country”, American Indian research Center for Health (AIRCH), August 10-11, 2011
2011 – Member, Arizona Supreme Court, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), Committee On Diversity and Inclusion (CODI) for the development of a strategic plan for the State of Arizona’s seventeen (17) counties
2012 – Member, Arizona Court Improvements Project Indian Child Welfare Liaison Committee
Honors
1996 Award of Appreciation for contributions to the Indian People of Arizona, Association of American Indian Social Work, Phoenix, AZ
2004 Appreciation of Outstanding Dedication and Service, Phoenix Indian Center
2008 Chair’s Award for Outstanding Service, ASU Commission on the Status of Women
2009 Certificate of Appreciation, Quechan Social Services ICWA Summit
2010 Chair, Ombudsperson Committee Arizona State University, University Academic Council, 2009 – 2010
2010 Kent C. Ware Lifetime Achievement Award, In recognition of dedication and service to the Phoenix-Metro Native American Community, Native American Recognition Days, Arizona
2012 The President’s Volunteer Service Award for Lifetime National Volunteer Service
2013 ASU School of Social Work Award in recognition of outstanding dedication and commitment to serving the American Indian Students and American Indian Community
Select Peer-reviewed Publications
Robin, R., Rasmussen, J., González-Santin, E., & Goldman, D. (1997). “Impact of Childhood Out-of-Home Placement on a Southwestern American Indian Tribe”. Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment.
Napoli, M., and González-Santin, E. (2000). “Intensive Home-Based Treatment and Wellness Services to Reservation Families: A Model.” Family in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services.
Belone, C., González-Santin, E., et. al., (September/October 2002) “Social Services: the Navajo Way”, Child Welfare, the Journal of Policy, Practice and Program, Special Issue vol. LXXXI, no. 5.
Dziezynski, K. & González -Santin, E. (2011). Co-Author, Council on Social Work Education, Ethics Care Examples: “What’s Medically Wrong with This?”, & “When an Internship Experience Goes Wrong”, “Decisions, Decisions, Decisions”, Pearson Press online via Pearson’s website: www.MySocialWorkLab.com.
González-Santin, E.; Lewis, A., (Ed.). (1989). Collaboration – The Key: A Model Curriculum on Indian Child Welfare. Arizona State University.
González-Santin, E., et.al. (1989). Collaboration – The Key: Competency Report for “Defining Entry Level Competencies for Public Child Welfare Workers Serving Indian Communities”, Arizona State University.
González-Santin, E. (Ed.). (1992). The White Mountain Training Service Training Curriculum – Nohwii Chaghashe Baa Da Gontzaa (Protect Our Apache Children). Arizona State University.
González-Santin, E., et. al., (2003). Navajo Nation Division of Social Services Child Care Privatization Study Evaluation Report. Arizona State University.
González-Santin, E., et. al., (2003). Native American Community Health Center, Inc. Native Pathways Program, Semi-Annual Report May 21, 2003. Arizona State University.
González-Santin, E., et. al., (2003) (2008 reprints). Understanding the Cultural Context: Working with American Indian Children and Families. Arizona State University. Reprinted Arizona State University.
González-Santin, E., et. al., (2003). Final Program Process Report, Understanding the Cultural Context: Working with American Indian Children and Families. Arizona State University.
González-Santin, E., et. al., (2003). Evaluation report on “Native Pathways Program” Native American Community Health Center, Inc. Project, an evaluation of science-based HIV/Substance Abuse initiative. Arizona State University.
González-Santin, E., et. al., (2003). Native American Community Health Center, Inc. Red Road Project, Annual Report December 9, 2003. Arizona State University.
González -Santin, E., Limb, G., & Perry, T. (2004 – 2011). Navajo Nation Division of Social Services Promoting Safe and Stable Families Evaluation. Arizona State University.
González-Santin, E., et. al., (2003). Native American Community Health Center, Inc. Native Pathways Program, Semi-Annual Report December 5, 2003. Arizona State University.
Research Support
Ongoing Research Support
2011 10/01/11 – 09/30/12
Awarded a contract to evaluate the Navajo Nation Division of Social Services Title IV-B Sub-Part I & II, & Family Conference/Family Group Conference.
Role: PI
2011 09/01/11 – 08/31/12
Awarded a contract to evaluate the Gila River Indian Community Health Care Corporation, Inc., Meth Amphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative, (MSPI) funded by Indian Health Services (I.H.S.).
Role: PI
2012 04/01/12 – 03/31/17
Awarded a contract by the Walter R. McDonald Association (WRMA) to provide technical to identified tribal communities for the WRMA Tribal Home Visiting Project as well as provide evaluation services to said project.
Role: PI
2012 06/01/12 – 01/31/13
Awarded a contract for the “Assessment of Tribal Social Services” of the Gila River Indian Community.
Role: PI
2011 10/01/12 – 09/30/13
Awarded a contract to evaluate the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Meth Amphetamine and Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) funded by Indian Health Services (I.H.S.).
Role: PI
2012 10/01/12 – 09/15/15
Awarded a contract to provide evaluation and consultation services on project implementation for the Gila River Indian Community Career Pathways Project.
Role: PI
Completed Research Support
FY 2008
Awarded a contract to evaluate the Navajo Nation Division of Social Services Title IV-B Sub-Part I & II, Safe & Stable Families Program.
Role: PI
FY 2009
Awarded a contract to evaluate the Navajo Nation Division of Social Services Title IV-B Sub-Part I & II, Safe & Stable Families Program.
Role: PI
FY 2009
Awarded a contract to evaluate the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community “Social Services Training Project”.
Role: PI