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You are invited to  the KAIMH Annual Meeting:

When: 5:00-7:00 PM  Wednesday May 3, 2017

What: Reception and  Annual Meeting with Cash Bar and Hors d'oeuvres 

Where: Madison  Ballroom Ramada Hotel, Topeka KS 

We will share Endorsement, Education and other Association updates as well as honor the Alice Eberhart-Wright Visionary Award recipient and our new Endorsee's!

KAIMH Pre-Conference:DC:0-5 Overview
May 3, 2017, 9am - 5pm

Downtown Ramada, Topeka

A KAIMH Pre-Conference ahead of the May 4-5 Early Childhood Collaborative Conference: Successfully Navigating in Ever-Changing Landscapes. Please note that you must register and pay separately for the pre-conference and conference. 


This full day training will provide an overview of the newly released DC:0-5 Diagnostic and Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood. This overview will describe the history in developing diagnostic systems for infancy/early childhood, detail the developmental, relationship-based, and contextual basis of DC:0-5, and will outline the current DC:0-5 contents. Participants will become familiar with the multitaxial approach of DC:0-5, including understanding of the scope of each of the five axes and learn about the Cultural Formulation for Use with Infants and Toddler table and cultural context as enhanced in the new DC:0-5. 

In 1994, ZERO TO THREE published its groundbreaking manual, DC:0–3 Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood. DC:0–3 was the first developmentally based system for diagnosing mental health and developmental disorders in infants and toddlers. This critically important guide quickly became an indispensable resource for mental health clinicians, counselors, physicians, early interventionists, educators, and researchers, and established ZERO TO THREE as a leading authority in the field of infant mental health. Since, the DC:0-3 has been revised twice and is now, as of 2017, the DC:0-5. 

Through small and large group discussions and formal presentations, participants will leave with an understanding or working knowledge of the diagnostic categories and disorders from Axes I-V.


Patricia Pulice has over 28 years as a licensed psychologist in the state of Minnesota. She currently serves as the Vice President of Clinical Quality at Fraser, a nonprofit community mental health center serving young children and families. Fraser serves over 4,800 clients annually with approximately 38 percent under 6 years, earning status as the largest clinical provider in Minnesota serving infants/young children. Patricia’s has worked extensively with children and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. Patricia’s educational and clinical experience in both assessment and clinical interventions with children and families has contributed to her keen knowledge of the biological, developmental, cultural and environmental influences for the developing child. Since 2010, Patricia have provided DC:0-3R training to over 1000 clinicians across Minnesota. Additionally, she has co-led a Great Start Clinicians group in DC:0-3R case consultation during a monthly televised meeting with clinicians across the state. Minnesota is unique in that there is a written policy requiring the use of DC:0-3R when assessing young children and will update this policy for the use of DC:0-5. In 2013, Patricia Pulice was awarded the Outstanding Service Award by the Minnesota Association of Children’s Mental Health in recognition of her engagement, innovation, compassion, advocacy, collaboration and research around service of families of children with mental health issues. She is likewise an engaging and dedicated infant and early childhood mental health presenter and one of 15 select DC:0-5 Expert Faculty members worldwide.


6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are pending approval from the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (KSBSRB). 


8:00 AM - Check-in begins
9:00 AM - Training begins 
12:30 PM - Lunch
5:00 PM - Training ends


We have a hotel block rate at Ramada Downtown Topeka Hotel & Conference Center, 420 SE 6th St, Topeka, KS. The room rate is $85 plus taxes. You can reserve your room by calling 785-234-5400 and mentioning the Early Childhood Conference. A limited number of rooms are available at this rate; please make your arrangements as soon as is feasible or no late than April 11. 


The cost of registration includes an official DC:0-5 manual ($70 value) and lunch ($20 value). A limited number of scholarships are available. 

 $215 KAIMH member
 $265 Non-member
 $195 Student or Child Care Provider

Please complete Pre-Conference Registration Form Below

(Details and a link to the main conference is below the pre-conference registration form)


Successfully Navigating in Ever-Changing Landscapes

2017 Early Childhood Conference: May 4-5, 2017

Use this link to register:


Child Care Aware® of Kansas, the Kansas Head Start Association, the Kansas Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health, and Kansas Parents As Teachers Association are excited to host a joint two-day conference for Early Care & Education Specialists, Early Head Start and Head Start administrators, staff, parents, and early childhood professionals, as well as home visitors, health specialists, and special education staff.

The conference will be held Thursday and Friday, May 4-5, 2017 at the Ramada Topeka Downtown Hotel and Convention Center, 420, SE 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS, 66607. Register before March 24, 2017 for the early bird price of $150 (increases to $175 on March 25).

We have an agenda packed full of exciting workshops on early childhood classroom strategies, physical activity and nutrition, family partnerships, current research, use of data, and collaboration with your community. In addition, each organization will be offering a pre-conference session on May 3.