Susan Badeau

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


 With a degree in Education, and a keen ear, Sue's passion for communicating through the written word has often found its expression in the development of curricula used to deepen the knowledge base and skills of adults who work with children, youth and families. Sue has written curricula and training guides on many topics, including those listed below.  She also has a unique ability to synthesize large amounts of information and present it in ways that captivate and educate the reader.  In addition to writing curricula, Sue is available to write policy briefs, quick tip or fact sheets, newsletter articles, or to chronicle the process and outcomes of your project.  Sue also frequently uses her life experiences and insight to create provocative and inspiring reflections. 

 A sampling of Sue's curricula topics include:

  • Trauma: Moving from Informed to Responsive
  • The A,B,C's of Resilience 
  • Trauma Responsive Care: What Professionals and Caregivers Need to Know
  • Trauma Responsive Care: What Judges and Lawyers Need to Know
  • Trauma Responsive Care: What Pastors and Community Leaders Need to Know
  • "Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First"  Secondary Trauma and Self Care
  • Permanency Oriented, Trauma-Informed Supervision
  • Permanency Values: Training for Social Workers
  • Permanency Values: Training for Judges and Lawyers
  • Permanency Values: Training for Pastors and Other Community Leaders
  • Family and Youth Engagement in Child Welfare
  • Family and Youth Engagement in Juvenile Justice
  • Family and Youth Engagement in Education and Special Education
  • The Importance of the Sibling Bond
  • Caring for Children with Special Needs
  • Placement Stability
  • Adoption: A Lifelong Experience
  • And many more topics

 If you have a writing project or curriculum need, please contact Sue by email,

(Sue is pictured above with fellow writer Vicki Moss.)

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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 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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