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.