Acronyms in System of Care Handbook

A
ABC – Attachment Bio-Behavioral Catch-up
ACA – Affordable Care Act (Obama Care)
ACT – Assertive Community Team
ADA – American Disabilities Act
ADATC – Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder
ADETS – Alcohol and Drug Education Traffic School ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder
AG – Academically Gifted
AHCA – American Health Care Act (Trump Care)
AHEC – Area Health Education Center AOC – Administrative Office of the Courts AMI – Alliance for the Mentally Ill
ARC – Association for Retarded Citizens
ASAM – American Society of Addictive Medicine
B
BIP –Behavioral Intervention Plan
BED – Behavioral/Emotional Disorder (public schools)
C
CAP – Community Alternatives Program
CAFAS – Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale
CASSP – Child and Adolescent Service System Program CBT – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CC – Community Collaborative
CCNC – Community Care of North Carolina
CCSW – Certified Clinical Social Worker
CDSA – Children’s Development Services Agency CEC – Council for Exceptional Children
CFAC – Consumer and Family Advisory Committee CFP – Child and Family Plan
CFT – Child and Family Team
CHIP – Children’s Health Insurance Program
CIS – Community in Schools
CIT – Crisis Intervention Team
CJO – Criminal Justice Offender – Child or Adult Population CMH – Child Mental Health
CMS – Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services
CPSP – Certified Parent Support Provider
CSAT – Center for Substance Abuse Treatmen
D
DACJJ – Division of Adult Correction & Juvenile Justice
DCD – Division of Child Development DD – Developmental Disabilities
DHHS – Division of Health and Human Services
DJJDP – Division of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention DMA – Division of Medical Assistance
DMH/DD/SA – Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services
DOC – Department of Correction (State) DOH – Department of Health (County) DPH – Department of Public Health
DPI – Department of Public Instruction (State)
DSDHH – Division of Services for the Death and Hard of Hearing (State) DSM-IV – Diagnostic and Statistics Manual
DSS – Division of Social Services (State)
DWI – Driving While Impaired
DUI- Driving Under Influence
DX – Diagnosis
E
EBD – Emotionally or Behaviorally Disturbed EBP – Evidence Based Practice
ECAC – Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center
ED – Emotionally Disturbed
EOC – End of Course (DPI)
EOG – End of Grade (DPI)
EPSDT – Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment ESEA – Elementary and Secondary Education Act
ESL – English as a Second Language
F
FPC – Family Partner Coordinator
FAPE – Free and Appropriate Public Education
FFT – Family Functional Therapy
FAN – Family Advocacy Network
FCT – Family Centered Treatment
FFCMH – Federation Families Children’s Mental Health FES – Family Empowerment Scale
FFS – Fee for Service
FSN – Family Support Network
FSP –Family Support Partner
FREDLA – Family Run Executive Director Leadership Association
G
GAL – Guardian ad Litem
G.S. – General Statute
GAF – Global Assessment of Functioning
H
HC – Health Check HC – Health Choice
HCBS – Home and Community Based Services
HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 HMO – Health Maintenance Organization
HOM – Homeless Child or Adult Substance Abuse Population HUD – Housing and Urban Development

I
ICC – Interagency Coordinating Council
ICD – International Classification of Diseases codes ICF – Intermediate Care Facility
ICF- I/DD– Intermediate Care Facility – Intellectual Developmental Disability
I/DD – Intellectual Developmental Disability
IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IEP – Individualized Education Program IFSP – Individual Family Services Plan
IIH – Intensive In-Home
IPRS – Integrated Payment and Reporting System IT – Information Technology
I & R – Information and Referral
IY –Incredible Years

J
JCAHO – Joint Commission for Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
JJ- Juvenile Justice
JCPC- Juvenile Crime Prevention Council
JJSAMHP – Juvenile Justice Substance Abuse Mental Health Partnership
L
LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LGBTQ-2S – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, 2 Spirited
LEA – Local Education Agency (Local Public-School Systems) LEP – Limited English Proficient
LINKS – Independent Living Services for Youth in Foster Care
LME – Local Management Entity
LOC – Legislative Oversight Committee LOC – Level of Care
LRE – Least Restrictive Environment

M
MAJORS – Managing Access for Juvenile Offender Resources and Services
MCO –Managed Care Organization
MH – Mental Health
MHA – Mental Health America
MHA – Mental Health Association
MH/DD/SA – Mental Health, Developmental Disability, Substance Use
MHTF – Mental Health Trust Fund
MMIS – Medicaid Management Information System MOA – Memorandum of Agreement
MOU – Memorandum of Understanding
MST – Multi-systemic Therapy
MSW – Master’s Degree in Social Work

NAMI National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
N.C. – North Carolina
NCAMI – North Carolina Alliance for the Mentally Ill
NCFU – North Carolina Families United
NCHC – North Carolina Health Choice
NC TOPPS – North Carolina Treatment Outcomes and Program Performance System NC WISE – North Carolina Window of Information on Student Education
NIMH – National Institute of Mental Health NMHA National Mental Health Association
O
OCD – Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
ODD – Oppositional Defiant Disorder OHI – Other Health Impaired
OT – Occupational Therapy
P
PAT – Parents as Teachers
PBIS – Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports
PCP – Person Centered Plan
PCP – Primary Care Physician
PCIT – Parent Child Interactive Therapy
PEP – Personal Education Plan (Public Schools)
PPO –Preferred Provider Organization
PPP – Positive Parenting Practice (Triple P)
PPAT – Permanency Planning Action Team
PTA – Parent-Teacher Association
PT – Physical Therapy
PTO – Parent and Teachers Organization
PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Q
QA – Quality Assurance

QI – Quality Improvement QM – Quality Management
R
RFA – Request for application
RFI – Request for information RFP – Request for Proposal
RRC – Regional Resource Centers (Special Education)
RX – Prescription
S
SAD – Substance Abuse Disorder – Child
SAMHSA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SA –Substance Use
SAYSO – Strong Able Youth Speaking Out
SBI – State Bureau of Investigation
SCFAC – State Consumer and Family Advisory Committee SCS – Standard Course of Study (DPI)
SED – Seriously Emotionally Disturbed SIP – School Improvement Plan
SIMS – Student Information Management System (DPI) SMHRCY – State Mental Health Representatives for Children and Youth

SNAP – Support Needs Assessment Profile
SNAP –Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
SIS – Supports Intensity Scale
SOC – System of Care
SOC-EX – System of Care Expansion
SOS – State Operated Services
SOW – Scope of Work
SPMI – Sever and Persistent Mental Illness SS – Social Security
SSI – Supplemental Security Income

T
TANF – Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
TEACCH – Treatment and Education of Autistic and Related Communication Handicapped Children
TMH – Trainable Mentally Handicapped (also TMR)

TF-CBT – Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Title IV-E – Foster Care and Adoption Assistance Programs (section of Social Security Act)
Title XIX – Medicaid (Section of the Social Security Act)
Title XVlll – Medicare (Section of the Social Security Act)
TPR – Termination of Parental Rights
Triple P – Positive Parenting Practice
TTY – Text Telephones
TX – Treatment

U
UM – Utilization Management
V
VI – Visually Impaired (also VH)

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