Misson and Vision

Our Mission

We are a statewide  network of parents and professionals developed to support the emotional health and well-being of all Oregon infants, toddlers and their families in safe and thriving communities.

  • Promoting broad awareness and understanding of the importance of early nurturing relationships.

  • Building Oregon’s capacity to support emotional health and well-being through interaction, study, and collaboration across systems.

  • Providing Oregon with access to current resources from around the world.

  • Informing policy makers, funders and other key stakeholders across systems of care of infant mental health principles and best practices.

  • Advocating for the application of infant mental health principles and best practices. 

We are Dedicated To:

Our Vision

Our Vision of Mental Health for Infants and Toddlers in Oregon

All of Oregon’s young children –prenatally thru 3 – and the adults who care for them are thriving and experiencing emotional well-being and optimal development through universal access to current and reliable information, resources, and support. 

Our Vision of the Infant and Toddler Mental Health Professional Arena in Oregon

Professionals from all fields and disciplines who work with infants, toddlers, and their families form an interconnected “meta field” of professional practice in infant/toddler mental health.

Our Vision for the Oregon Infant Mental Health Association

ORIMHA is Oregon’s central, trusted resource for information, advocacy, and professional development related to the social-emotional health and well-being of infants, toddlers, and their families in safe and thriving communities.