+ child advocacy – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
The HWS Update

Stephanie Wells ’10 is exploring new ways to treat PTSD, understand why patients drop out of treatment, and how to increase engagement in PTSD treatment. Stephanie Wells ’10 is on the cutting edge of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research, she says, thanks in no small measure to the HWS Department of Psychological Science that prepared

Thanks to the support of Thomas J. Patchett ’88, Trustee Dr. Marguerite S. Murphy and Dr. Brian Cooper, Summer of Service celebrates its 10th anniversary. The 10th annual Summer of Service gave 11 HWS students the opportunity to become civic leaders as they took on internships targeting environmental and food justice, mental health advocacy, and

Myles Hunt ’11 has authored a children’s book titled J.W. The Deaf Drummer. The story follows J.W., a deaf musician, as he teaches friends how he communicates and lives in a hearing world. Author and creative visionary Myles Hunt ’11 has released his first children’s book, J.W. The Deaf Drummer. The story follows the main

When Alexandra Connell Herold ’10 thinks back on her time at HWS, she fondly recalls a community that ultimately led to her business helping people. Featured in more than 60 news publications, Patti + Ricky, an adaptive fashion marketplace for people with all abilities, began with Herold’s simple idea: “What if I sell empowerment?” The

In a recent article in the CrossFit Journal, Amy Kievit ’12 reflects on how the fitness regimen has helped her manage anxiety. As Kievit describes in the article, “A Membership for Mental Health,” she was diagnosed with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression at age 11. “The anti-anxiety medications I took kept my symptoms in check

Alexandra Robbins-Jackson ’18 says she has two passions in life: the law and advocating for children. But she was unsure how to make these interests work together until she walked into the Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education looking for an internship. “I had no idea where to start,” she says. “I told

For Sarah Ouellette ’17, life will come full circle this year. Ouellette, a biology major with a double minor in health professions and child advocacy, will travel to her home country of the Philippines as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Ouellette’s early life in the Philippines was marked by adversity. “Until I was six years old,

After a highly competitive application process, Stephanie Wells ’10 has received the honorable Frank W. Putnam Trauma Research Scholar award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. One of the most prestigious awards of its kind in the field, the award was established in honor of Dr. Frank W. Putnam in recognition of his

Passionate about advocating and providing support for children, Morgan Drake ’16 will pursue an M.S. in school counseling from the Warner School of Education at the University of Rochester in the fall. “I’m very excited to start this new chapter and be one step closer to my career,” Drake says. “I’m grateful to my professors

At the spring 2016 Day of Service, Sophie Halter ’16 was presented with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “Drum Major for Service” award in recognition of her commitment to community engagement and service during her time at Hobart and William Smith. Named for the “Drum Major Instinct” sermon that King delivered in 1968, the