Get to Know Sue
"Children can heal, parents and caring adults can help." In a world of hurt where children and adults live with the lasting pain resulting from being bullied, parental death or divorce, separation when parents are in the military, neglect, abuse, challenging mental or physical disabilities, addictions, exposure to violence and trauma, separation through immigration or lived experience in the foster care or juvenile justice systems Sue Badeau brings a message of healing and hope.
Whether you are seeking to change hearts, minds and values through inspirational events, support workers in developing their skills or strategically change the systems that serve children and families, Sue is the person you want. As the lifetime mom of 22 children by birth and adoption, with experience caring for dozens more children in foster care and juvenile justice, and a 30+ year professional background, Sue offers the perfect marriage of lived experience with professional expertise. She delivers all of this with warmth, humor, and down-to-earth realism.
Take a few moments throughout the day to reflect, be mindful, and care for yourself even in the midst of the uncertainty created by the upheavals in our lives these days.
Sue serves or has served on the national and international boards of the following organizations:
And is a member of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and the Christian Communicators Conference.
To read Sue's complete bio, click here.
To learn more about the Badeau family story, click here.
My artistic daughter, Chelsea Badeau, and I have created a very special resource available that allows you to use the powerful calming power of coloring while also learning about caring for children who have experienced trauma. This book offers over 50 images to color while also providing all of the information and parenting tips Sue typically includes in a full day workshop.There is also a companion version for children (or the child in all of us!)
Check it out and get your copy today!
Also, email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a bulk-rate discount so you can provide copies to your entire support group, agency, organization or church group.
The Susan and Hector Badeau Endowed Scholarship
In the summer of 2018, Sue and Hector Badeau's daughter, Chelsea Badeau, kicked off the fundraising effort for the Hector and Susan Badeau Endowed Scholarship at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania. This scholarship will be for students who have been in or aged out of the foster care system.
if you're so moved to contribute, you can do so in one of two ways:
1. Donate online at https://alumni.arcadia.edu/giving/support-arcadia. The default designation is the Fund for Arcadia, but can be changed to "Other" and then indicate the Susan and Hector Badeau Scholarship.
2. Mail a check to: Arcadia University, University Advancement Office, 450 S. Easton Road, Glenside, PA 19038 and note the Susan and Hector Badeau Scholarship in the memo.