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The Oklahoma Association for Infant Mental Health was founded in November 1991 and is an affiliate of the World Association for Infant Mental Health. We are the state entity that identifies and promotes the development of a qualified workforce to support the emotional development of infants, toddlers and families.

Endorsement is good for babies

Nominations for the 2021 Povl Toussieng Memorial Leadership in Infant Mental Health Award are being accepted until September 30th at 5:00pm. Click here for information on the Award and instructions for submitting nominations.

Kevin Evans

Congratulations Kevin Evans!

Western Plains Youth and Family Services (WPYFS) was named the winner of the Non-Profit Excellence Award in the Youth category at the 14th Annual Oklahoma Nonprofits Excellence (ONE) Awards Ceremony. Kevin Evans, Executive Director, of WPYFS said, "It is an honor for WPYFS to receive this prestigious award. Winning this award is a credit to our staff, board of directors, and the children and families that we serve...." Click here to read more.

Sarah Rahhal

Congratulations Sarah Rahhal!

CONGRATULATIONS to Sarah Rahhal, CEO of Sunbeam Family Services! Rahhal was presented with our 2020 Povl Toussieng Memorial Leadership Award in Infant Mental Health at our Fall Conference Oct. 21. This is particularly special as Sarah even had the opportunity to work with Toussieng. Read more...

Congratulations to the nominees: Brenda Butchee, Tessa Chesher, Judge Doris Fransein and April Merrill. We are so thankful for the work you do in bettering our community and appreciate you! Thank you!

Congratulations Tulsa CASA, Inc.!

2020 Champion of Children's Health Award Winner - Tulsa Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) recruits, trains and supervises community volunteers to speak to the best interests of abused and neglected children in the the court system. Read more...

Congratulations Ed Long!

Our President-Elect, Ed Long, has been elected to serve as Vice-Chair of the Oklahoma Autism Center Foundation. Thank you for your continued efforts in serving our community!


Desiree Doherty OK-AIMH President's Message

Welcome to the Oklahoma Association of Infant Mental Health (OK-AIMH)! On behalf of the Board of Directors, we invite you to engage with us in 2021 to promote the wellbeing of our state's young children and their families. Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health is a growing field that focuses on.... [Read more]

Endorsement® Basics

Click here to learn what Endorsement® is and why it's valuable for infant mental health professionals.

Upcoming Training/Events



A Pathway to Action

October 22, 2021
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Integration for RS/C Practice: Understanding Equity: A Pathway to Action
Presented by Andrea Penick, LMSW, IMH-E® - Alliance for the Advancement of IMH
November 1, 2021
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Endorsement® Exam
November 5, 2021
James O. Goodwin Health Dept.
5051 S. 129th E. Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74134

DC: 0-5 Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood
Presented by Ashleigh Kraft, MA, LPC, IMH-E®
November 9-11, 2021
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Endorsement® Exam
February 18, 2022
Location TBD


Our Thanks to

Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Oklahoma State Department of Health IBEAR The Parent Child Center of Tulsa Sunbeam Family Services Center for Children & Families Charles & Lynn Schusterman Foundation

Proud member of:
Oklahoma Center for Non Profits