August 2004, DPA, Doctorate Public Administration
University of Southern California
School of Policy, Planning and Development
Los Angeles, California
QUALIFICATION AREAS: Theory,Behavior, Policy/Public Management, and Social Welfare
DISSERTATION: Sovereignty as Empowerment by Governance Among California Tribal Nations
1987 1988, Television Production
Consumnes River College
1980, MSW, Division of Social Work
School of Health and Human Services
California State University
THESIS: American Indian Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Needs Assessment
1977, BS, Human Development
School of Applied Behavior Science
University of California
EMPHASIS: Multi-Cultural Human
1972 1975, Child Development
Child Development Department
Monterey Peninsula College
EMPHASIS: Multi-Cultural Child
1968 1970 English/Journalism
Indiana University, Northwest
2004 Sanders, Adelle, ASurviving as a Small BSW Program@, Social Work Baccalaureate Program Directors Association Update.
2004 Sanders, Adelle, AEmpowering Tribal Nations Through the Self Governance Act@, University of South Carolina, Policy Journal (in peer review).
2004 Sanders, Adelle, AUnraveling the Veil of invisibility: American Indians Etching a New Regime in the 21st Century@, Common Ground, International Journal of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations (in peer review).
2004 Sanders, Adelle, AEducating American Indians: Still Invisible and Still At Risk in the 21st Century@, Oxford University Press (in review for inclusion in a book related to the Oxford Round Table convened on AEducating At-Risk Populations@).
2003 Sanders, Catherine Adelle, ASovereignty as Empowered by Governance Among California Tribal Nations@, Dissertation, University of Southern California, School of Policy, Planning, and Development, Los Angeles, California.
2003 DuBray, Wynne and Sanders, Adelle, AValues Orientation/World View Framework@. In Robin Carter and Joseph Anderson (Editors), Diversity Perspectives for Social Work Practice, Allyn and Bacon.
2001 DuBray, Wynne and Sanders, Adelle, AHealing Communities@. In Wynne DuBray (Editor), Spirituality and Healing: A Multicultural Perspective, Writers Club Press, San Jose, California.
2001 DuBray, Wynne and Sanders, Adelle, AAsian American Spirituality and Healing Practices@. In Wynne DuBray (Editor), Spirituality and Healing: A Multicultural Perspective, Writers Club Press, San Jose, California.
2001 DuBray, Wynne and Sanders, Adelle, AAfrican American Spirituality and Healing Practices@. In Wynne DuBray (Editor), Spirituality and Healing: A Multicultural Perspective, Writers Club Press, San Jose, California.
2001 Sanders, Adelle, AEtching A New Regime: The Changing Image of California Tribal Nations@ (paper accepted for presentation at National Association of Native American Studies Annual Meeting, February 12-17, 2001)
2000 Sanders, Adelle, ASocial Work Practice with Tribal Nations@. In DuBray, Wynne, Mental Health Interventions with People of Color, ITP.
2000 DuBray, Wynne and Sanders, Adelle, AInteractions between American Indian Ethnicity and Health Care@. In DuBray, Wynne, Mental Health Interventions with People of Color, ITP.
1999 DuBray, Wynne and Sanders, Adelle, AInteractions between American Indian Ethnicity and Health Care@. In Day, Priscilla A. and Weaver, Hilary N. (Eds). Health and the American Indian, The Haworth Press, Inc.
1999 DuBray, Wynne and Sanders, Adelle, Interactions between American Indian Ethnicity and Health Care. Journal of Health and Social Policy,10(4) .
1997 Comprehensive Community Planning Project Grant Proposal funded by the Administration of Native Americans, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.
1996- Editor and Publisher of AMiwok Messenger@, for Wilton
1998 Miwok Cultural Protective Associations, a publication reaching 200 American Indians in Sacramento County
1999 Editor and Publisher of APathways@, an American Indian newsletter for American Indian Social Workers of California
1992 "Children and Youth, An Emerging Force", Human Writes, Sacramento, California
1990 "City/County Merger", The Guardian, Sacramento, California
1981 "Building and Maintaining Networks of Multi-Cultural Drug Abuse Prevention Programs"; a training manual for the Center for Multi-Cultural Awareness, Washington, D.C.
1980 "A Directory of Prevention Services in California", California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, Sacramento, California
1979 "A Directory of Community Services in California", California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, Sacramento, California
1979 "Proceedings of the Second National Indian School on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse", American Indian Training Institute, Sacramento, California
Faculty Excellence Award, Governors State University. 2005.
Elected Faculty of the Year, by Phi Epsilon Honor Society, Social Work Honor Society, at California State University, Sacramento. 2001.
Biography selected and published in 500 Notable Women. 1998.
Biography selected and published in 2000 Most Notable Women, 1997 edition. 1997.
Honored by Division of Social Work Aas Social Worker in the City of Sacramento whose Practice Leads to Personal Development and Community Empowerment. 1996.
Outstanding Citizenship Award: given by the City of Sacramento for outstanding citizenship and activities enhancing community betterment as a member of the Human Rights/Fair Housing Commission. 1995.
Community Service Award: award for work done on the Sacramento Human Rights/Fair Housing Commission. 1994.
Child Abuse Prevention Council: award for work done on the Human Services Cabinet which improved the quality of services to children. 1993.
Community Service Award; East Del Paso Heights Target Area Committee; for outstanding service to this low income neighborhood in community organization and community development. 1989.
Outstanding Service Award, Minority Business Opportunity Committee for contributions to Minority Enterprise Development (MED) Week. 1988.
Commendation from the Sacramento City Council, the Sacramento Board of Supervisors, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for developing a "Model" Minority/Women's Business Enterprise Program. 1988.
"Empowering Tribal Nations Through the Self Governance Act," at the 2004 Policy Conference, "Social Policy Change in a Polarized Nation," August 7-10, 2004, Embassy Suites Historic District, Charleston, South Carolina.
"Unraveling the Veil of Invisibility: American Indians Etching a New Regime in the 21st Century," at the Fourth International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, Common Ground, University of California, Los Angeles. July 2004.
"The Time Has Come: Decolonizing Research," at the 25th Annual Conference, 2004 Popular Culture and American Culture Association, San Antonio, Texas. April 2004.
"Educating American Indians: Still Invisible and Still At Risk in the 21st Century," at the Oxford Round Table, convened on "Educating At Risk Populations," Pembroke College, Oxford University, Oxford, England. March 2004.
Presented on Social Work Practice with American Indians for a graduate social work class at Governors State University. November 2003.
Presented on American Indian Culture in SOCW455/Diversity and Social Justice at Governors State University. November 2003.
Domestic Violence Presentation in SOCW570/Health and Social Work, Governors State University. April 2003.
"Violence and Children, Preventing Trauma," Fifth Annual California Tribal Alliance Against Violence, November 19-20, 2001, Sacramento, California.
Diversity Forum Presenter, California State University, Sacramento. March 2001.
Facilitator, Round Table on American Indian Youth Leadership Development at Heathy Families, Healthy Communities National Conference. November 1998.
"Providing Human Services to Minority Elderly," workshop presented at U. C. Davis for the California Ombudsman Agency. June 1997.
"Using Ethnic Healers in Community Competent Practice," workshop presented at CSU, Stanislaus, certificate program. April 1997.
"Working with the American Indian Elderly," workshop presented to Area IV on Aging, Sacramento, California. April 1997.
"American Indian Women in History - Past and Present," presented workshop at The CSUS Women's Resource Center, Women's History Month. March 1997.
Facilitator/Welfare Reform Community Planning Workshop, sponsored by Sacramento County and the Community Coalition. February 1997.
Moderator/Legislative Forum at California State University, Sacramento, Division of Social Work. 1996.
Presenter at Violence Forum, California State University, Sacramento. 1995.
Presenter at Women's Conference, California State University, Sacramento. 1995.
Participant in Sacramento Bee's Women's Forum. 1994.
Panel Member: Hate Violence Forum. 1992.
Panel Member: Visions In California Round Table. 1992.
Diversity Committee, National Association of Social Workers Committee Member on Statewide Diversity Committee. 2005-Present.
Council on Conferences and Faculty Development, Council on Social Work Education, Committee Member. 2005-Present.
Social Baccalaureate Program Directors Association, Elected Board Member. 2004-Present.
ASPA, member. 2001 - Present.
Council on Social Work Education, member. 2001-Present.
National Association of Native American Studies, member. 2001-Present.
The Society for the Study of Social Problems, member. 1999-Present.
National Association of Social Workers, member. 1998-Present.
Committee Member: Sacramento County Human Services Cabinet; representing the Cultural Competency and Sensitivity Committee. 1992-99.
American Indian Social Workers, member and Secretary/Treasurer. 1993-99.
Member of California State University Academic Senate. 1995-97.
Commissioner and Vice Chair: Sacramento Human Rights/Fair Housing Commission (Appointed to two terms). 1991-94.
Board Member: Sacramento County Alcohol and Drug Board. 1993-94.
Commissioner: Sacramento History and Science Commission.1992-94.
Committee Member: Sacramento County's Health and Human Services Reorganization Cultural Competency and Sensitivity Committee. 1992-94.
Cultural Competency and Sensitivity Committee's Subcommittee for Multi-Lingual and Multi-Cultural Services. 1992.
Board Member: Leo Camp Indian Alcoholism Program Board (founding Board of Directors). 1988-90.
Committee Member: Community Housing Resources Board (served as President, Vice President and Secretary). 1986, 1988.
Board Member: Assembly of California Indian Women (served as Secretary and member of the founding Board of Directors) This organization advocated on behalf of American
Indians in the development of programs designed to resolve problems confronting American Indians, developed and lobbied State and Federal bills, and provided legislative training to American Indians in California. 1980, 1984.