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Commonly Used DCS Acronyms

AA - Adoption Assistance
AACWA - Adoption Assistance and Child Welfare Act of 1980
AAL - Attorney ad Litem
ABA -  Applied Behavior Analysis
A&D - Alcohol and Drug
ACA - American Correctional Association
ACF - Administration for Children and Families
ACV - Alleged Child Victim
ADA - Americans with Disabilities Act
ADD - Attention Deficit Disorder
ADHD - Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
AFCARS - Adoption and Foster Care Analysis and Reporting System
AFDC - Aid to Families with Dependent Children
AG - Attorney General
AIDS - Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
A&M - Administration & Management
AOC - Administrative Offices of the Courts
AP - Alleged Perpetrator
APS - Adult Protective Services
APSR -  Annual Progress Summary Report
APD - Advanced Planning Document
APDU - AdvanacedPlanning Document Update
ART - Anger Replacement Training
ASE - Administrative and Service Environment
ASFA - Adoption and Safe Families Act
ASQ - Assessment of Service Quality
AWOL - Absent Without Leave

BIP - Behavior Intervention Plan
BHO - Behavioral Health Organization
BPR - Board of Professional Responsibility
BSM - Behavior Support and Management
BTA - Baseline Target Actual

CAB -  Community Advisory Board
CAC - Child Advocacy Center
CAH - Child Abuse Hotline
CANS - Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths
CAP - Corrective Action Plan
CAPTA - Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act
CARA - Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act
CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocate
CB - Children's Bureau
CBCAP - Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention
CBC - Capacity Building Center for States
CBT - Computer Based Training
CCWIS - Comprehensive Child Welfare Information System
CFS - Child and Family Services
CFSP - Child and Family Service Plan
CFSR - Child and Family Service Review
CFSR PIP - Child and Family Service Review Program Improvement Plan
CFTM - Child and Family Team Meeting
CIP - Court Improvement Program
CIRT - Center for Intensive Residential Treatment
CIT - Crisis Intervention Team
CLE - Continuing Legal Education
CLSA - Casey Life Skills Assessment
CM - Case Manager
CMV - Cytomegalovirus
CO - Central Office
COA - Council on Accreditation
COE - Center of Excellence
COOP - Continuation of Operations Plan
CPIT - Child Protective Investigative Team
CPR - Case Process Review
CPS - Child Protective Services
CQI - Continuous Quality Improvement
CR - Client Rights
CRI - Children’s Rights, Inc.
CRP - Community Residential Program
CSA - Community Services Agency
CSLA - Children in Special Living Arrangements
CSO - Children’s Services Officer
CSR - Case Service Request
CWB - Child Welfare Benefits
CWLA - Child Welfare League of America
CY - Calendar Year

D&I - Diagnostic and Intervention
DA - Delegated Authority
DA - District Attorney
D&N - Dependent and Neglected
DCS - Department of Children’s Services
DEA - Drug Enforcement Agency
DEC - Drug Exposed Child(Ren)
DEI - Drug Exposed Infant
DHS - Department of Human Services
DIDD - Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
DMHSAS - Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services
DNA - Deoxyribonucleic Acid
DNR - Do Not Resuscitate
DOB - Date of Birth
DOC - Department of Correction
DOC -  Date of Custody
DOE - Department of Education
DOHR - Department of Human Resources
DOJ - Department of Justice
DMS-5 - Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition
ID - Intellectual Disability
DD - Developmental Disability

EAP - Employee Assistance Program
EBP - Evidenced Based Practice
ECF - Employment and Community First Choices Program
ED - Emotionally Disturbed
EFC - Extension of Foster Care
EPSDT - Early Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment
ERP - Emergency Response Plan
ESL - English as a Second Language
ETH - Ethics
ETV - Education and Training Vouchers

F&A - Department of Finance And Administration
FAFSA - Free Application Federal Student Aid
FAPE - Free Appropriate Public Education
FAR - Final Accreditation Report
FASD - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
FAST - Family Advocacy and Support Tool
FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
FBA - Functional Behavior Assessment
FC - Foster Care
FCIP - Family Crisis Intervention Program
FCRB - Foster Care Review Board
FFA - Family Functional Assessment
FHACP - Foster Home and Child Placement
FHQT - Foster Home Quality Team
FIN - Finance
FLSA - Fair Labor Standards Act
FPPNC - Family Permanency Plan for Child Protective Services Non-Custodial Cases
FPS - Foster Parent Support
FSA - Field System Administrator
FSS - Family Support Services
FSTM - Family Service Team Meeting
FSW - Family Service Worker
FTT - Failure To Thrive
FY - Fiscal Year
FYI - For Your Information
F2F - Face To Face

GAF - Global Assessment of Functioning
GAL - Guardian ad Litem
GED - General Education Diploma

HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
Hi-Set - High School Equivalency Test
HITS - How I Think Survey
HR - Human Resources

IA - Internal Affairs
IAP - Individualized Accommodation Plan
IC - Investigator Coordinator
ICE - Immigration and Customs Enforcement
ICJ - Interstate Compact on Juveniles
ICPC - Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children
ICWA - Indian Child Welfare Act
IDEA - Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IE - Immediate Eligibility
IEP - Individualized Education Plan/Program
IEPA - Inter-Ethnic Place Act
IL - Independent Living
IM - Information Memorandum
IPA - Immediate Protection Agreement
IPP - Individual Program Plan
IQC -  Internal Quality Control
IR - Information Resources
IR - Incident Report
IRB - Institutional Review Board
IS - Information Systems
ISM - Information Systems Management
IV-B - Section of Federal Social Security Act
IV-E - Section of Federal Social Security Act

JCCO - Juvenile Court Commitment Order
JDC - Juvenile Detention Center
JJ - Juvenile Justice
JJCM - Juvenile Justice Case Management
JJDPA - Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act
JJR - Juvenile Justice Residential

KER - Kinship Exception Request

LDI - Legally Defensible Interviewing
LEA - Local Education Agency
LEP - Limited English Proficiency
LI - Lead Investigator
LRE - Least Restrictive Environment
LTPA - Long-Term Placement Agreement

MASC - Measurement and Statistical Committee
MCO - Managed Care Organization
MD - Manifestation Determination
MEPA - Multi-Ethnic Placement Act of 1994
MOA - Maintenance of Accreditation

NACC - National Association of Counsel for Children
NAS - Neonatal Abstinence Disorder
NCANDS - National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System
NCPP - Non-Custodial Permanency Plan
NCAC - National Child Advocacy Centers
NOA - Notice of Action
NYTD - National Youth in Transition Database

OBIEE - Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
OCS -  Office of Child Safety
OIA - Other Involved Adult
OIC - Other Involved Child
O&A - Observation and Assessment
OIG - Office of The Inspector General
OIR - Office of Information Resources
OJJDP - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
OJT - On the Job Training
OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OT - Occupational Therapy

PA - Public Angency
PATH - Parents as Tender Healers
PCP - Primary Care Provider
PCR - Pre-Commission Report
PD - Public Defender
PE - Program Evaluation
PER - Placement Exception Request
PI - Program Instructions
PIP - Performance Improvement Plan
PME - Provider Monitoring and Evaluation
PO - Probation Officer
POA - Power of Attorney
POC - Perception of Care Survey
PP - Private Provider
PPLA - Planned Permanency Living Arrangement
PQI - Performance Quality Improvement
PQT - Provider Quality Team
PREA - Prison Rape Elimination Act
PT - Physical Therapy
PTSD - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

QSR - Quality Service Review

R&D - Research and Development
RA - Regional Administrator
RAC - Residential Appeals Committee
REACT - Resource Exchange for Adoptable Children in Tennessee
RFP - Request for Proposals
RFQ - Request for Qualifications
RGC - Regional General Counsel
RID - Regional Investigations Director
R/O - Rule Out
RPM - Risk Prevention and Management (COA Standard)
RRC - Research Review Committee
RSV - Respiratory Syncytial Virus

SAT - Services and Appeals Tracking
SBC - Safe Baby Courts
SDM - Structured Decision Making
SEA - State Education Agency
SED - Seriously Emotionally Disturbed
SIU - Special Investigations Unit
SME - Subject Matter Expert
SPG - Subsidized Permanent Guardianship
SPMI - Seriously and Persistently Mentally Ill
SSA - Social Security Administration
SSI - Supplemental Security Income
SSMS - Social Services Management System
STM - Support Team Meeting
STS - Strategic Technology Solutions

TAC - Technical Assistance Committee
TANF - Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
TBI - Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
TC - Team Coordinator
TCA - Tennessee Code Annotated
TCCY - Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth
TCSES - Tennessee Child Support Enforcement System
TDM - Team Decision Making
TEIS - Tennessee Early Intervention Services
TFACTS - Tennessee Family and Child Tracking System
TFCBT - Trauma Focus-Cognitive Behavior Therapy
THP - Trial Home Placement
THV - Trial Home Visit
TIES - TN Info Exchange System
TIPS - Tennessee Infant Parent Services
TL - Team Leader
TOPS - Team Outreach Program in the YDC
TPR - Termination of Parental Rights
TRCP - Tennessee Rules of Civil Procedure
TRJP - Tennessee Rules of Juvenile Procedure
TSR - Telecommunications Service Request

UAPA - Uniform Administrative Procedures Act
UAT - User Acceptance Testing
UCA - Unique Care Agreement
UCCJEA - Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act
UR - Utilization Review

VAP - Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity
VVCO - Violation of a Valid Court Order
VPA - Voluntary Placement Agreement
VPN - Virtual Private Network. Also JVPN for Junos Pulse VPN

YDC - Youth Development Center
YSO - Youth Services Officer
YSS - Youth Service Supervisor
YSW - Youth Service Worker