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DC: 0-5 Intensive Overview Training

A focus on infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) has been shown to improve children’s social skills and emotional functioning, promote healthy relationships, reduce challenging behaviors, reduce the number of suspensions and expulsions, improve classroom quality, and reduce provider stress, burnout, and turnover. Age-appropriate assessment and diagnosis are key to providing effective mental health supports for children from birth through age five. 

This overview provides a foundation for understanding the  DC:0-5™ diagnostic system. While clinically focused, it is high level and absolutely, 100%, relevant to prevention work.  It provides some basic understanding of child development, caregiver and child health, and appropriate evidence-based approaches to addressing needs in the community.  

Allied professionals, or individuals whose professional role supports social-emotional well-being and the mental health system of care for children birth through age five enrolled in Apple Health. Some overview trainings may be tailored to professionals in specific roles. Please see the training schedule below for a training that will be best for you.

Free through June 30, 2023 for Apple Health mental health providers and allied professionals serving children birth through age five in Washington.


Date and Time: 
August 4, 2022 - 9:00am to 12:00pm