Contributor

Suzy DeYoung

Suzy offers resources and guidance to parents of children who have undergone trauma or adverse childhood experiences through her website, Trauma Informed Parent. Suzy also runs Brainstorm: the community engagements efforts of The Avielle Foundation; a Newtown, CT non-profit working to prevent violence and to build compassion through neuroscience research, community engagement and education.

Hailing from New York City, Suzy began her career in television production working as a production assistant and segment producer for a variety of programs including, Ryan’s Hope; Good Morning America; The CBS Morning Program and Live! Regis & Kathie Lee. After earning her Master’s of Education in Parent and Child Development from Bank Street College of Education in New York City, Suzy went on to work with children and families first teaching preschool in New York City and Connecticut and later as a parenting coach. Following the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, Suzy became active in Newtown’s recovery efforts doing community outreach for a number of local organizations and also working as a care coordinator for The Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team; funded by The Department of Justice and created to help residents of Newtown locate appropriate therapeutic help.. Suzy presently works with The Avielle Foundation – established in honor of Avielle Rose Richman one of the first graders killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings. The Avielle Foundation works to prevent violence through brain health research, community engagement and education. Suzy heads up Brainstorm: the community engagement efforts of the foundation. Suzy's website, Trauma Informed Parent is a valuable a resource of information and guidance for parents or caregivers of children who have undergone trauma or adverse childhood experiences. Suzy is mother to three children ages 23,20 and 18.