One Broken Mom

One Broken Mom

Ameé is not Mother of The Year. Nor is she is a parenting expert with degrees in child psychology. Ameé, in fact, failed at being a mother. <p>Her path to parenthood started with genuine intention and optimism. But unable to understand and manage her inner battles, her marriage ended and she left her husband of ten years as the custodial parent of their two small children. <p>For nearly seven years, Ameé was the "Weekend Mom" until circumstances changed and a wiser, willing Ameé was reunited with her kids and became a full-time single parent. At this point, she knew failure was no longer an option. <p>Today, shouldered by the deeper understanding of childhood experiences and their influence on brain development, Ameé seeks to continue to help herself heal & understand her former limitations as a parent. <p>Amee is now an advocate for other parents who are struggling with their own childhood neglect, abuse and other traumatic experiences. But, by sharing her personal story, she ho... Show More

Suzy is a parenting coach as well as a community outreach specialist. After a traumatic experience with her own son years ago, she recognized a need for better understanding how to prepare for the residual effects of the stored trauma and to inform others about it. Following the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, she became active in Newtown’s recovery efforts working as Community Outreach Director for a local non-profit and co-founding the annual, Newtown Yoga Festival.  In 2014, she joined The Newtown Recovery and Resiliency Team as a care coordinator. The team, funded by the US Department of Justice, was established to assist community members in accessing therapeutic and financial resources in the post-traumatic aftermath of the Sandy Hook School shootings.She also has a book, “A Gift of Hindsight: Reflections of Successes. Failures and Lessons Learned from Seasoned Parents and Parenting Experts” was published in 2018.  And she has also written for Grown & Flown and The Huffington Post.Presently, she works with The Avielle Foundation as co-host and producer of, The Brainstorm Experience Speaker Series. .The Avielle Foundation, established in honor of seven-year-old Avielle Rose Richman who lost her life in the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shootings, works to prevent violence and to build compassion through neuroscience research, community engagement and education.  In this episode, you'll hear: Her backstory on the introduction to childhood traumaHow she became involved with the Sandy Hook Tragedy and, years later, what is still happening today to address the trauma of that experienceHer work with the Avielle Foundation and how she become involved thereDr. Jeremy Richman, the founder of the Avielle Foundation, and what the organization is doing today after his recent death by suicideWhat is the purpose and mission of her advocacy and coaching workHow To Connect: Trauma Informed Parent on Facebookhttps://traumainformedparent.com/https://aviellefoundation.org/

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