Susan Badeau

There are only two lasting gifts we can give our children - one is roots, the other is wings

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Here is a brief bio and a couple of photos of Sue that can be downloaded for conference brochures and other materials. You can find a more complete bio here.








In this brief 5-minute speaking demo, Sue Badeau talks about tools that are needed for the journey of healing children by equipping parents. (Video created by 'Two Girls Video Production.')
In this brief 5-minute speaking demo, Sue Badeau shares some reflections about rebuilding hope after experiencing trauma. (Video created by 'Two Girls Video Production.') 



AUDIO FILE: WBCL 90.3 Sue and Hector share their experience in foster care and adoption, coping with teen pregnancies, addictions, and the grip of grief after the untimely deaths of three of their children.  LISTEN NOW 


AUDIO FILE: Pysch Up Live with Dr. Suzanne Phillips Sue and Chelsea Badeau talk about their book "Building Bridges of Hope: A Coloring Book For Adults Caring for Children Who have Experienced Trauma," and offer strategies from research, theory, and clinical experience. LISTEN NOW


VIDEO: Sue talks about her new book and the joys and trials of raising 22 children on Truth of Heritage TV.WATCH VIDEO


AUDIO FILE: "Giving of Ourselves" on WHYY Public Media Dr. Dan Gottlieb talks with Susan Badeau and Stephen Post about the art of giving - as an act of love and caring and as a gift that gives back. LISTEN NOW 


AUDIO FILE: Sue discusses adoption on LISTEN NOW





Sue's Upcoming Events

Reflective Supervision Workshops
Richmond, Virginia 
Feb 27 - March 3

Well-Being and Mental Health for Children and Teens
PCCYFS, Philadelphia, PA
March 9

Suicide Prevention & Crisis Intervention Workshop
PCCYFS, Philadelphia, PA
March 11

Talking with Teens Workshop
PCCYFS, Philadelphia, PA 
March 15

Supporting Siblings in Foster Care 
Delaware Valley Adoption Council, PA
March 16

Permanency Values Training
Los Angeles, CA
March 20-24

Engaging Families & Community
Richmond, VA
March 27 - 31

Permanency Values Training
Los Angeles, CA
April 3 - 7

We're Not There Yet! Improving Post-Permanency Services
Denver, CO
April 10-14

Improving Outcomes by Partnering with Youth and Families
JDAI Conference, Orlando, FL
April 17-19

Permanency Values Training
Los Angeles, CA
April 23 - 28

Multiple Workshops, Family Building Conference
NYU, New York City
May 2

Multiple Sessions
Florida Adoption, Foster Care & Independent Living Conference
May 4-6

Multiple Sessions
Above & Beyond Conference, Indiana
May 25

More To Come
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Calendar of Events ** NEW EVENTS ADDED **

Self-Care, Learning and Fun All at the Same Time!

There is an adult coloring book craze sweeping the nation, and now, there is a very special resource available that allows you to jump in on this craze while learning about caring for children who have experienced trauma. This new book, released May 1, 2016 from Helping Hands Press, offers over 50 images to color while also providing all of the information and parenting tips Sue typically includes in a full day workshop.

Check it out and get your copy today!

Also, email [email protected] if you are interested in a bulk-rate discount so you can provide copies to your entire support group, agency, organization or church group.

Learn more about my new coloring book here.

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  • "Sue Badeau mixes knowledge and lived experience with humor, hope & passion to create trainings and books that inspire! Vermont?s foster, kin and adoptive parents, as well as soc..."
    Pamela Piper
    VT Foster Care/Kin Manager
  • "Loved the training. Loved the props and stories. It was great that the speaker has lived through and experienced what she was teaching. Very practical and helpful. A very engagi..."
    Adoption conference, Wisconsin

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