Early & Effective Diagnosis and Treatment – DC:0-5 is Key for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Services

This issue brief explores the DC:0-5 manual  and its role in improving the mental health of children ages 0 to 5. The manual provides age-appropriate diagnoses and treatment planning for mental health and developmental disorders presenting during infancy and early childhood. It considers young children’s behaviors, environment, closest relationships, developmental competencies, physical conditions, and cultural norms.