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  • ASD – Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • BH-MCO – Behavioral Health Managed Care Organization (Medical Assistance)
    • CBH – Community Behavioral Health
    • CBHNP/PerformCare – Community Behavioral Healthcare Organization of PA
    • CCBHO – Community Care Behavioral Health Organization
    • Magellan
    • VBH – Value Behavioral Health
  • BHRS – Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services: BHRS is a Medicaid-funded program providing trained professional support for children under age 21 to reduce or replace problem behavior with positive, socially appropriate behavior. Wraparound services are family and child-centered, and they can take place in variety of settings, not just one place (http://www.dpw.state.pa.us/ServicesPrograms/Autism/Help/003676342.htm).
    • BSC – Behavioral Specialist Consultant: In collaboration with other members of the treatment team, the BSC designs and directs the implementation of a behavior modification intervention plan which is individualized to each child or adolescent and to family needs.
    • MT – Mobile Therapist: provides intensive therapeutic services to a child and family in settings other than a provider agency or office.
    • TSS – Therapeutic Support Staff: Therapeutic staff support (TSS) services provide one-on-one interventions to a child or adolescent at home, school, day care, other community-based programs, or community settings when the behavior without this intervention would require a more restrictive treatment or educational setting.
  • BR – Behavioral Rehearsal
  • CASSP - Child & Adolescent Service System Program. Implemented on the Federal, State and local level to develop a system of care for youth experiencing serious emotional problems or are at risk for doing so. Key focus is to bring family and child-serving systems together to create resources/supports for children in their own family/community.
  • CBT – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • CFT – Child and Family Team Meeting
  • C/FST – Consumer/Family Satisfaction Team
  • CRR/HH – Community Residential Rehabilitation /Host Home
  • DBT – Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • D&A – Drug and Alcohol
  • DPW – Department of Public Welfare
  • DSM IV – Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition
  • EI – Early Intervention. Entitlement Program for children from birth to age 5 which targets deficits in the area of cognitive development (includes vision and hearing, communication development, social-emotional and adaptive development.
  • EPSDT – Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis & Treatment: Program for children on Medical Assistance which includes health care.
  • ES– Emotional Support
  • FA – Functional Assessment
  • FBMHS – Family Based Mental Health Services
  • FSP – Family Support Partner
  • FST – Family Satisfaction Team
  • HC – Healthchoices
  • HCBHP – HealthChoices Behavioral Health Program
  • HIPPA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
  • HFW – High Fidelity Wraparound
  • ICM – Intensive Case Management
  • IDT – Intensive Day Treatment
  • IEP – Individual Education Plan. (schools)
  • IFSP – Individualized Family Service Plan
  • ISP – Individualized Service Plan. Annual plan for each participant
  • ISPTM – Interagency Service Plan Team Meeting. Conducted in order to access BHRS
  • IU – Intermediate Unit
  • JPO – Juvenile Probation
  • JPT – Joint Planning Team
  • LS – Learning Support; schools classification of students
  • MA – Medical Assistance
  • MAID – Medical Assistance Identification Number
  • MDT – Multidisciplinary Team
  • MH/MR – Mental Health/Mental Retardation
  • MHIP – Mental Health Inpatient
  • MHOP – Mental Health Outpatient
  • MR – Mental Retardation
  • MST – Multi-systemic Therapy
  • NAMI – National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
  • NIMH – National Institute of Mental Health
  • NWI – National Wraparound Initiative
  • OCYF – Office of Children, Youth and Families
  • OMAP – Office of Medical Assistance Programs
  • OMHSAS – Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (PA OMHSAS is the Pennsylvania office)
  • PCPA – Pennsylvania Community Providers Association
  • PDE – Pennsylvania Department of Education
  • PHP – Partial Hospitalization
  • RC – Resource Coordination, a less intensive form of case management
  • RFP – Request for Proposal
  • RTF – Residential Treatment Facility
  • School Based MH Services – Outpatient mental health services provided in the school
  • SED – Serious Emotional Disturbance
  • Shelters – Temporary living situations for youth
  • SNCD – Strengths Needs Culture Discovery
  • STAP – Summer Therapeutic Activities Program
  • TOM – Team Observation Measure
  • UPMC – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • VVDB – Vroon Vandenburg
  • WERT – Wraparound Evaluation and Research Team
  • WFI-4 – Wraparound Fidelity Index 4.0
  • YFTI – Youth and Family Training Institute
  • YSP – Youth Support Partner