An Introduction to the Ohio Association for Infant Mental Health

The Ohio Association for Infant Mental Health (OAIMH) is a not for profit organization dedicated to supporting healthy development and nurturing relationships for all infants and young children in Ohio. For over a decade, OAIMH has been providing professional development activities for a wide array of Ohio professionals involved in the lives of young children, educational opportunities for families of the very young and a forum for the exchange of ideas on the best means for enhancing the lives of Ohio’s youngest citizens. OAIMH is a member in good standing of the World Association for Infant Mental Health.

Mission Statement

The Ohio Association for Infant Mental Health promotes healthy relationships in the lives of very young children by supporting those who serve and care for them.

Vision Statement

The Association is an active, engaged network promoting credentialing opportunities, educational experiences and influencing public policy to strengthen the social emotional well being of very young children.

Belief Statements

  • Provides high–quality information, resources, and training for families and professionals.
  • Supports local and state policies that promote early childhood mental health.
  • Facilitates a supportive network for inter–disciplinary relationships.
  • Builds awareness of birth to five as a critical period in a child's development.
  • Fosters the development of culturally appropriate, developmentally specific interventions, and services to children and their families.
  • Enhances the credentialing of Ohio infant mental health professionals.


OAIMH Board of Directors