Membership

Step 1: Submit the membership application online below (new and renewing members). Or click here to download a paper application.

Step 2: Submit membership fees. After you submit the application you will be taken to the payment screen where you can pay securely online using PayPal, or mail a check for the appropriate membership fee to our office: KAIMH, PO Box 743, Newton, KS 67114.

Alice Eberhart-Wright Visionary Award

The Alice Eberhart-Wright Visionary Award recognizes outstanding achievements and significant contributions in the field of infant and early childhood mental health.  This award will be presented each year at the KAIMH annual conference. 

·         AEW Award Overview 

·        AEW Nomination Form Final

Congratulations to 2018's 'Alice Award' Recipient:

  Joy Hoofer Ph.D

Dr. Hoofer is a licensed clinical psychologist, whose work and passion has centered around working with, and advocating for children and families. Prior to her graduate career, she was a daycare provider and EHS Family Educator. Joy earned her Ph.D., in Community-Clinical Psychology from Wichita State University in 2003, under the mentorship and guidance of Dr. James Snyder. She is a consultant, trainer, interventionist and supervisor working with numerous professionals in daycares, school districts, Early Head Start and Head Start, Parents as Teachers, Tiny K and 0-3 programs. She has been a member of, and served on numerous association and organization boards, including KIAMH, Kansas and Texas Psychological Associations, the Kansas Learning Center for Health and the West Texas Association for Infant Mental Health. Dr. Hoofer is dedicated to increasing individual’s knowledge and advocating for infant and early childhood mental health at various levels of influence. She has a heart for Kansas children and currently serves on multiple Harvey County groups including the Infant Transition Team, ICC and Safe Babies, Safe Families. Joy is devoted to working with professionals who have a real life impact on families, infants and children, in their life journey.


Pictured below with Beth Blubaugh KAIMH Association Coordinator.





  • Annual Memberships run from Jan-Dec of each year
  • Annual Fees are due by the end of February