The following resources support the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC: 0-5™) training initiative. They are meant to help all professionals working with very young children learn more about these efforts and how to access additional IECMH resources to support their work.
Foundations of IECMH
This section contains videos, articles, and websites to help you learn more about infant and early childhood mental health, early developmental milestones, and ways to support babies and young children.
Clinical Tools and Resources
This section provides links to screening and assessment tools for mental health providers serving children birth to five years, as well as information about billing related to use of the DC:0-5.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Culturally-Responsive Practice
These resources are intended to support professionals' ability to center principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) in practice.
Policy & Advocacy
Find out more about efforts in Washington State and beyond to advance policies nd practices that support babies, young children, expectant and caregiving families, and providers.
Continued Education and Professional Development
Find opportunities to enhance your knowledge and skills around IECMH, including upcoming and on-demand trainings as well as degree and certificate programs.
Learn more about efforts to integrate DC:0-5 into state policy and systems
in Washington and beyond.
Apple Health mental health policies have been updated to align with best practices for mental health assessments for children from birth through age five.
The policies allow reimbursement for:
Up to five sessions for mental health assessment.
Provider travel to home or community settings for the purposes of assessment.
Require Apple Health mental health providers to use the Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood (DC:0-5™).
Please visit the HCA Mental Health Assessment for Young Children webpage for more information about these changes, project updates, and related supports for providers.
ZERO TO THREE developed and published the DC: 0-5 (and prior versions) to provide guidance to infant and early childhood professionals in mental health and related fields. Learn more about this work here.
The Children and Youth Behavioral Health Work Group (CYBHWG) provides recommendations to the Legislature to improve behavioral health services and strategies for children, youth, young adults, and their families. The group includes representatives from the Legislature, state agencies, health care providers, tribal governments, community health services, and other organizations, as well as parents of children and youth who have received services.
CYBHWG Advisory Groups include:
Prenatal to age five relational health
Workforce and rates
Student behavioral health and suicide prevention
Youth and young adult continuum of care
Behavioral health integration
Legislation related to policy changes in Mental Health Assessment for Young Children, including training in DC: 0-5, came from recommendations developed by the Prenatal to Five Relational Health Subgroup (P5RHS) and put forward by CYBHWG.
To learn more about the work of the CYBHWG and the Advisory Groups, as well as how you can become involved, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions about how your program or organization
can grow capacity in providing IECMH services,
please contact us at email@example.com
DC: 0-5 trainings provided free to
Apple Health Providers through the
IECMH Workforce Collaborative