Policy Resource

Advancing DC:0-5 Policy and Practice Within Systems of Care

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In this policy/practice brief, we discuss how DC:0-5™ can support the work of an early childhood focused system of care, and provide policy and practice implications.

This self-assessment tool can provide a framework for systems of care team conversations about DC:0-5™: Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood, can help systems of care grantees promote DC:0-5 recommendations for policy and practice change, and help systems of care grantees identify short-and long-term goals and next steps for promising developmentally appropriate assessment and diagnosis.