Common Acronyms and Terms in the System of Care

ACT Assertive Community Treatment (Behavioral Health)
AHYD Adolescent Health and Youth Development (Public Health)
ALOS Average Length of Stay - Average length of time spent in out-of-community treatment or placement by all youth during a reporting period
APS Adult Protective Services
ASO Administrative Services Organization (Georgia Collaborative ASO)
ASQ Ages and Stages Questionnaire
BCW Babies Can’t Wait (Public Health)
CANS Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths
CAPTA Child Abuse and Treatment Act
CARES Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist
CASA Court Appointed Special Advocate
CBAY Community based alternatives for youth
CC Care Coordinator
CCP Comprehensive Community Provider (Tier 1 Provider) - New designation for Community Services Boards (CSB) under the DBHDD Behavioral Health Core Provider Redesign
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CFT Child and Family Team
CLP Cultural and Linguistic Proficiency
CME Care Management Entity  In Georgia CMEs are a structure that creates a single locus of accountability to serve youth & families in the community. CMEs support the organization, management, delivery & financing of services & supports across multiple providers & systems.
CMO Care Management Organization
CMP Community Medicaid Providers (Tier 2 and Tier 2+ Providers) - New designation for non-CCP Core Providers under the DBHDD Behavioral Health Core Provider Redesign
CMS Children’s Medical Services (Public Health)
CPPC Community Partnerships for the Protection of Children
CPS Child Protective Services (DFCS) or Certified Peer Specialist (Behavioral Health)
CPS-P Certified Peer Specialist - Parent (Behavioral Health)
CPS-Y Certified Peer Specialist - Youth (Behavioral Health)
CSB Community Service Board - Also known as Tier 1 Provider, Comprehensive Community Provider, or Core Providers (Mental Health)
CSU Crisis Stabilization Unit (Behavioral Health)
CTL Crisis Text Line Text GA to 741741
CYF Office of Children, Young Adults and Families (Behavioral Health)
CYSHN Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs (Public Health)
DBHDD Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities (Behavioral Health)
DCH Department of Community Health (Public Health)
DFCS Division of Family and Children’s Services
DHS Department of Human Services
DJJ Department of Juvenile Justice
EPSDT Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (Program)
Flex Funds Discretionary funds to help families & youth meet their needs
FSO Family Support Organization
FSP Family Support Partner
GCAL Georgia Crisis and Access Line - 1-800-715-4225
GF 360° Amerigroup Georgia Families 360° (May also be referred to as Amerigroup 360°)
GOCF Governor's Office for Children and Families
GRITS Georgia Registry of Immunization Transactions and Services (Public Health)
GPSN Georgia Parent Support Network
HMO Health Maintenance Organization
LFC Lead Family Contact
LIPT Local Interagency Planning Team
LOS Length of Stay - Length of time spent in out-of-community treatment or placement
MOU Memorandum of Understanding
NAMI National Alliance for Mental Illness
NFFCMH National Federation of Family for Children's Mental Health
NCTSN National Child Traumatic Stress Network
OBHP Office of Behavioral Health Prevention (Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities)
OCYF Office of Children, Young Adults and Families (Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities)
OPB Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget
ORT Office of Recovery Transformation (Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities)
PBIS Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports
PCM Perinatal Case Management
PRS Pregnancy Related Services
PRTF Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility
P2P Parent to Parent
RBWO Room, board and watchful oversight
RCO Recovery Community Organization
Respite Short-term, temporary relief for those who are caring for family members who might otherwise require permanent placement in a facility outside the home.
RIAT Regional Interagency Action Team
ROI Release of Information
RSM Right from the Start Medicaid
RYDC Regional Youth Development Campus
SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SEBD Serious Emotional and Behavioral Disturbance
SED Serious Emotional Disturbance
SOC System of Care
STD Sexually transmitted disease
STP Short Term Program (Department of Juvenile Justice)
TANF Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
WIC Women, Infants and Children (Public Health)
YDC Youth Development Campus
YSS-F Youth Satisfaction Survey-Family