Why Hope Still Matters

Education, Information and Inspiration!

Valerie Maholmes

Author, Educator, Speaker

Dr. Valerie Maholmes is a distinguished scholar, writer and speaker.  Her expertise in the power of relationships highlights the importance of interpersonal connections to inspire hope and well-being in children, families and communities.   Her signature book titled Fostering Resilience and Well-being in Children and Families in Poverty:  Why Hope Still Matters published by Oxford University Press calls attention to the science of hope and how it is a motivating force in overcoming life's challenges.  Her most recent book Post-Dramatic Relationship Syndrome: How to Find Your Drama Free Zone encourages reflection and renewal in the aftermath of "dramatic" relationship!


Dr. Maholmes earned her doctoral degree at Howard University and was a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Yale Child Study Center in the School of Medicine and later joined the faculty at the Yale Child Study Center.  She was awarded the prestigious Science Policy Fellowship sponsored by the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) and the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS).  She is currently employed at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.


Her expertise has been sought after by the media.  She has been interviewed by Reader’s Digest, the American Psychological Association, the National Education Association, the New York Times, The Washington Post, The Hartford Courant, and has been on such radio shows as the NPR’s The Tavis Smiley Show, WHUR’s The Daily Drum and WYCB’s Think on These Things.


She is also a voiceover artist and enjoys lending her voice to public service announcements, videos, and other special projects.  She will be extending her vocal talents and expertise to produce audiobooks and other projects that educate, inform and inspire! 

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Dr. Valerie Maholmes