Join us at

KAIMH annual conference

Save the Date: April 27-28, 2023, Wichita

More information coming soon!

Virtual Conference Keynote:

Dr. Mona Delahooke

Pediatric Psychologist and Award Winning Author

Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges

Brain-Body Parenting: How to Stop Managing Behavior and Start Raising Joyful, Resilient Kids

Mona has dedicated her career to promoting compassionate, relationship-based neurodevelopmental interventions for children with developmental, behavioral, emotional, and learning differences. Her paradigm-shifting model offers a new way of understanding emotional and behavioral challenges, incorporating the latest neuroscience and resilience research to support relationships. Her popular blog, at , covers a range of topics useful for caregivers and childhood providers. Dr. Delahooke lives and works in the Los Angeles area.

Alice Eberhart-Wright Visionary Award

AEW Nomination

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.

Alice Eberhart-Wright Visionary Award Overview (160.32 KB)

Congratulations to the 2021 AEW Recipient:

Amittia Parker, Ph.D, LMSW, MPA

Amittia Parker, PhD, LMSW, MPA has worked for over a decade as a mental health consultant across a variety of settings in Kansas City, including home-based services, childcare centers, school-based services, and health clinics. She is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare and engaged in research, teaching, and service. Her research agenda is focused on promoting minority mental health, with a particular interest in Black and Latinx families with young children. Her current research projects focus on mental health among Black mothers and social work students, natural helping spaces, and behavioral health service availability and delivery. Amittia promotes racially sensitive practice both within the courses she teaches and in guest lectures. Amittia provides training and consultation services focused on racial equity and mental health. She also serves in leadership roles in local, state, and national venues focused on infant and early childhood, the African American community, and Black social workers.

Click Here to listen to Dr. Parker Speak