The DC:0–5™ Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood is the developmentally-based system for diagnosing mental health and developmental disorders in infants and toddlers. DC:0–5™ enhances the professional’s ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat mental health problems in the earliest years by identifying and describing disorders of the first years of life that are not addressed in other classification systems, and by pointing the way to effective intervention approaches. This official training on DC:0-5™ will be provided as a synchronous online training via Zoom, sponsored by the Washington Association for Infant Mental Health.
This training is designed to provide an overview of the DC: 0-5 for allied professionals working with children 0-5 and their families. Attendees might be from the fields of early learning, home visiting, health, behavioral health, child welfare, and early intervention. Mental health clinicians new to the population may benefit from this training as a preface to the longer Clinical Training for DC:05 described here. Mental health clinicians with a background in infant and early childhood development may rather take the longer Clinical DC:0-5 Training.
This training is being offered twice on different days/times: Feb 11-12, 8-11 am AK time, and March 25-26, 8-11 AK time.
Jamie Elzea, MSW, MPH, LICSW, IMH-E®, is the Executive Director of the Washington Association for Infant Mental Health and a ZERO TO THREE® Certified Trainer for the DC: 0-5.
The training sponsor, the Washington Association for Infant Mental Health, WA-AIMH is a member of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health. As such, WA-AIMH implements the same system of competencies and endorsement used by the Alaska Association for Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (AK-AIMH). Please visit AK-AIMH's websites to find information about the Competencies® and the Endorsement for Culturally Sensitive, Relationship-Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®.
The Alaska Association of Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (AK-AIMH) has listed this training as a courtesy to WA-AIMH and for the benefit of Alaska's professionals as part of our three-year initiative Project Compass: Leading the Way to Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health Workforce Development. Project Compass is funded by AK-AIMH members and donors, the Alaska Children's Trust, and the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority. As a member of the Alliance for the Advancement of Infant Mental Health, like AK-AIMH, WA-AIMH implements the Endorsement for Culturally-Sensitive Relationship Focused Practice Promoting Infant Mental Health®.
More information can be found that the sponsor's course webpage.
The course is offered on two different occasions and each has its own registration link. Go to the direct registration link for this section to register.