OK-AIMH President's Message

Stacey Leakey Welcome to the Oklahoma Association of Infant Mental Health! On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank you for your interest in, and commitment to, our state's youngest citizens and their families.

Infant Mental Health is a growing field focused on both prevention and early intervention where strengthening relationships is concerned. When we come together to expect the best for babies and toddlers and their families, we can shape a future for Oklahoma children that is full of hope, health, and possibility. The Oklahoma Association for Infant Mental Health is one of 30 states in the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health that administers the Endorsement® for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship Based Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health. Endorsement® defines core Competencies that provide a structure for guiding workforce development for professionals working with infants, toddlers, and their families.

OK-AIMH seeks to support professionals in acquiring the education, training, and consultation necessary to equip them for work in infant and early childhood mental health. By creating a structure for professional development, the Endorsement system allows professionals to apply best practice knowledge in their work. OK-AIMH is a resource for training, reflective consultation, and guidance in best practices for the state of Oklahoma. We are eager to connect with you and learn how we can better partner to create a more equipped early childhood workforce, a more knowledgeable IECMH informed state system, and ultimately a stronger community working on behalf of very young children and their families. We are excited to have you join us in this endeavor.

Welcome!

Stacey Leakey