Human Service Acronyms

AA – Alcoholics Anonymous
AARP – American Association of Retired Persons
ACLD – Association for Children with Learning Disabilities
ADL – Activities of Daily Living
AFCARS – Automated Foster Care and Adoption Reporting System
AHEDD – Association for Habilitation and Employment of Developmentally Disabled
APHSA - American Public Human Services Association
APWA – American Public Welfare Association
ASL – American Sign Language
AT – Assistive Technology

BCM – Blended Case Management
BHRS - Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services

CAPTA – Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act
CATA- Crawford Area Transportation Authority
CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Federal Agency) or Child Development Center (local)
CM – Case Management or Case Manger (also known as Service Coordinator)
CPS – Child Protective Services
CPSL – Child Protective Services Law
CRS- Certified Recovery Specialist
CSP – Community Support Program
CSS – Community Support Services
CSVC – Community Services of Venango County
CYFS/CYS – Children Youth and Family Services/Children and Youth Services

D/A, D&A, D and A – Drug and Alcohol
DAP – Disability Advocacy Program
DHS- Department of Human Services
DIS – Department of Information Services
DPW – Department of Public Welfare

EAP – Employee Assistance Program
EAPA – Employee Assistance Professionals Association
EBP – Evidence Based Practices
EEO/EOE – Equal Employment Opportunity or Equal Opportunity Employer
EI – Early Intervention
EPSDT– Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment Program
EMS – Emergency Medical Services
EOTC – Employment Opportunity and Training Centers
EVS – Eligibility Verification System

FAS – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FBMH – Family Based Mental Health
FDA – Food and Drug Administration
FEMA – Federal Emergency Management Administration
FFT- Functional Family Therapy
FGDM – Family Group Decision Making
FSCAS- Family Services and Children’s Aid Society
FSNWPA- Family Services of Northwestern PA
FPIG – Federal Poverty Income Guideline
FSP- Family Service Plan
FSS – Family Support Systems

GED – General Education Development
GPS – General Protection Services

HCBS – Home and Community Based Services
HCCU – Health Care Coordinating Unit
HHS – U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
HIS – Hearing Impaired Support
HMO – Health Maintenance Organization
HSA – Health Systems Agency
HUD – U.S. Housing and Urban Development

ICAN – Involved Consumer Action Network in Pennsylvania
ICF – Intermediate Care Facility (AAA Program)
ICM – Intensive Case Management
ICU – Intensive Care Unit
ID – Intellectual Disabilities or Intellectual Disability
IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IL – Independent Living
IOP- Intensive Outpatient
ISP – Individualized Service Plan
IU – Intermediate Unit

JDCAP – Juvenile Detention Centers Association of Pennsylvania
JJDPA – Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act
JPO – Juvenile Probation Officer
JTPA – Job Training and Partnership Act


LD- Learning Disorders
LCSW – Licensed Clinical Social Worker
LCSW – Licensed Certified Social Worker
LIHEAP – Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
LOC – Level of Care
LOCI – Level of Care Index
LOF – Level of Functioning
LPN – Licensed Practical Nurse
LSS – Life Skills Support
LSW – Licensed Social Worker

MA – Medical Assistance
MADD – Mothers Against Drunk Driving
MATP – Medical Assistance Transportation Program
MCIS – Managed Care Information System
MCO - Managed Care Organization
MH – Mental Health
MHA – Mental Health Association
MHID – Mental Health/Intellectual Disability
MHDS – Mental Health/Developmental Services
MSM – Mustard Seed Missions
MST – Multi Systemic Therapy

NA – Narcotics Anonymous
NAADAC – National Association for Addiction Professionals
NAATP – National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers
NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness
NCADD – National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence
NCANDS – National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System
NDC – National Drug Code Directory
NFP – Not for Profit
NIDA – National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIH – National Institutes of Health
NIMH – National Institute of Mental Health
NMHA – National Mental Health Association
NW – Northwest Region of PA

OAS – Older Adult Services (formerly Area Agency on Aging)
ODAP – Pennsylvania Office of Drug and Alcohol Programs
OMAP – Office of Medical Assistance Programs, Department of Human Services
OMH – Office of Mental Health
OMHC – Outpatient Mental Health Center
OMHSAS – Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
ONDCP – Office of National Drug Control Policy
OP – Outpatient
OTC – Over The Counter medications
OVR – Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

PACDAA – Pennsylvania Association of County Drug and Alcohol Administrators
PACHIP – Pennsylvania Children’s Health Insurance Program
PACSHA – Pennsylvania Association of County Human Services Administrators
PACT – Program for Assertive Community Treatment
PASAP – Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance
PCCYFS – Pennsylvania Council of Children, Youth and Family Services
PCH – Personal Care Homes
PCIT – Parent Child Interaction Therapy
PCP – Primary Care Physician
PDA – Pennsylvania Department of Aging and Elder Services
PERS – Personal Emergency Response System
PFAD – Protection from Abuse Database
PIC Unit – Protective/Intake/Crisis Unit- Intake services for all Venango County Human Services
PLF – Private Licensed Facility
POC – Plan of Care
PRS – Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services
PRTF – Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility
PSS – Peer Support Services
PSFPA – Pennsylvania State Foster Parent Association
PT – Physical Therapy or Physical Therapist
QA – Quality Assessment
QHP – Qualified Health Plan
QM – Quality Management

RA – Risk Assessment
RAD – Reactive Attachment Disorder
RCC – Regional Counseling Center – Oil City/Franklin
RFI – Request for Information
RFP – Request for Proposal
RN – Registered Nurse
RP – Representative Payee
RTC – Regional Training Center
RTF – Residential Treatment Facility
RX – Prescription

SA – Substance Abuse/Safety Assessment
SAD ¬– Social Anxiety Disorder or Seasonal Affective Disorder
SADD – Students against Destructive Decisions (formerly Students against Drunk Drivers)
SAMSHA – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAP – Student Assistance Program
SCAN – Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect or Stop Child Abuse Now
SD – Self-Determination or Social Development
SNF – Skilled Nursing Facility
SOC – Systems of Care
SSA – Federal Social Security Administration
SSBG – Social Services Block Grant
SSD – Social Security Disability
SSDI – Social Security Disability Insurance
SSI – Supplemental Security Income for disabled children or adults
ST – Speech Therapist or Speech Therapy

TANF - Temporary Assistance to Needy Families
TCM – Targeted Case Management
TCU – Transitional Care Unit
TF-CBT – Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
TSS – Therapeutic Social Services
TV OP – Titusville Outpatient

UM – Utilization Management
UR – Utilization Review

VA – Veterans Affairs or Veterans Administration
VBH – Value Behavioral Health
VNA – Visiting Nurse Association

WHO – World Health Organization
WIC – Women, Infants and Children (Food Supplement Program)
WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan


YA – Youth Alternatives