Suzy DeYoung, M.S. Ed
Suzy DeYoung was born and raised in New York City. She began her career in television production working for a variety of national television programs including, Ryan’s Hope; Good Morning America; The CBS Morning Program and Live – Regis & Kathie Lee, where she worked for almost ten years as a segment producer and copy writer. After the birth of her first child, Suzy returned to school earning a Master’s of Education in Parent and Child Development from Bank Street College of Education in New York City. Suzy went on to work as a teacher in a number of pre-schools in both New York and then Newtown, Connecticut, where she moved with her family in 2003. After teaching pre-school, Suzy focused her energies on parent education; launching her coaching practice: “Parenting With New Perspectives,” a resource of guidance, support and information for parents.
Following the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, Suzy became active in the Newtown Community’s recovery efforts, co-developing a number of local programs and events including, The Newtown Yoga Festival, The Love Wins Conference with Dr. Bruce Perry, and Community Connections – A Day of Shared Experience. Suzy also worked as a Care Coordinator for The Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team – a Department of Justice Funded Team created to help community members access therapeutic and financial resources in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook School shootings.
Suzy’s blogs can be seen on The Huffington Post and Grown and Flown. Her first book, “A Gift of Hindsight,” a series of reflections and hindsight from seasoned parents and parenting experts on what they would do differently had they “known then what they know now,” will be published in the summer of 2018. Suzy’s website, Trauma Informed Parent, offers valuable resources, information and guidance for parents of children who have undergone trauma or other adverse childhood experiences.
Suzy currently works with The Avielle Foundation as the director of Brainstorm: the foundation’s local community efforts. Suzy is also the parent of three beautiful children ages, 24, 21 and 19.