Steven D. Baldwin MS., MSW., MRAS, MAC, MCA, CAC, CATC IV, MATC, FAC, CCDS, CWTS, CSC
Mr. Baldwin is a Colorado State University PhD. Social Work student Veteran. His clinical experience includes employment with the Department of Veteran Affairs as a mental health therapist assisting Veterans with (PTSD) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and/or (MST) military sexual trauma. He earned a Social Work Master’s degree from Humboldt State University and a Masters of Counseling from Western Oregon University. Steven has served over 20 years in the Army as a combat Veteran of the Iraq war; deployed in 2003-05 with the 1st Cavalry Division 2/7 as a highly decorated Infantry Reconnaissance Paratrooper. He is currently enlisted in the Colorado Army National Guard as an Infantry Company First Sergeant E-8. He has significant experience counseling indigenous American Indian individuals, families and children in Northern California for United Indian Health Services specializing in behavioral health integration and medical social work. He has also worked as a Registered Addiction Specialist counseling residential treatment. Steven is the Director of Front Range Ranch & Rescue nonprofit specializing in Veteran Equestrian Therapy using abandoned or abused horses in Fort Collins, Colorado. He has publicly presented several topics on contemporary Veteran Issues. He is employed by Colorado State University as a social work instructor developing and teaching several social work courses to include the development of a military social work certificate program. He also works as the Veteran Success Coach at Colorado State University Adult Learner & Veterans Services office assisting student Veterans. Steven’s research interests include Veteran advocacy, criminal justice recidivism, trauma-informed care, substance abuse/dependence treatment, mental health, co-occurring disorders, ancestral diets, sustainable food systems, food insecurity, domestic violence counseling and indigenous decolonization.