We are a state wide network of parents and professionals developed to support the emotional health and well-being of all Oregon’s infants, toddlers and their families.

We are dedicated to:

  • 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. 

  

Annual Meeting and Training

Tuesday, March 21st    11:30 to 1:00 pm

 

In person at OCDC (9140 SW Pioneer Ct., Suite E, Wilsonville) and online via Zoom

 You can connect via ZOOM at  https://zoom.us/j/932822114

 

Agenda

11:30-11:45        Update on ORIMHA – Redmond Reams, President

11:45-12:00        Update on IMH Endorsementâ – Paige Light, Endorsement Director

12:00-1:00          Training: “Promoting Attachment with Perinatal Mental Health in Mind” Presenter: Wendy N. Davis, Ph.D.

Dr. Davis’ presentation will cover the following topics:

  • An overview of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders
  • Risk factors and possible impacts
  • Engaging parents
  • Supporting attachment
  • Resources

Wendy Davis, PhD, has a counselling and consulting practice in Portland, Oregon, specializing in pregnancy, birth, and postpartum mental health. She is the Executive Director for Postpartum Support International (PSI) where she coordinates PSI services, programs, and 300 U.S. and International Support Volunteers. Wendy is the Founding Director of Baby Blues Connection, Oregon’s first perinatal mental health support organization, and now serves as their clinical advisor and volunteer training consultant. She chaired Oregon’s Maternal Mental Health Workgroup convened by legislation in 2009, and the subsequent committee that wrote Oregon’s Maternal Mental Health Patient and Provider Education Act in 2011. She is a founding member of the National Coalition for Maternal Mental health, and consults to community, clinical and public health systems. Wendy is the mother of two children and a survivor of postpartum depression and anxiety. She is dedicated to improving public awareness and provider capacity to increase resources for pregnant, post-loss, and postpartum families.

This is a brown-bag lunch event