Initials that stand for something in Massachusetts mental health and recovery

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AA – Alcoholics Anonymous

ABH – Association of Behavioral Healthcare

ACF – Administration for Children and Families

AD/HD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act

ADL – Activity of Daily Living

BSAS – Bureau of Substance Abuse Services (part of DPH)

CADAC – Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor

CANS – Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths

CARF – Commission on Accreditation of Recovery Facilities

CBAT – Community Based Acute Treatment

CBFS – Community Based Flexible Support

CFFC – Coordinated Family-Focused Care

CHBI – Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative

CHINS – Children in Need of Services

CHPR – Community Health Policy Research (at UMass)

CMS – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CMHC – Community Mental Health Center

CMHS – Center for Mental Health Services

CPRP – Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner

CPS – Certified Peer Specialist

CQI – Consumer Quality Initiatives

CSA – Community Service Agency

CSP – Community Support Program

DBSA – Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

DBT – Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

DCF – Department of Children and Families

DD – Developmental Disability

DDS – Department of Disability Services

DMA – Department of Medical Assistance

DMH – Department of Mental Health

DOE – Department of Education

DPPC – Disabled Persons Protection Commission

DPH – Department of Public Health

DSM – Diagnostic and Statistical Manual

DYS – Department of Youth Services

Dx – Diagnosis

EATS – Enhanced Addiction Treatment Services

EBP – Evidence-based Practice

EEC – (Department of) Early Education and Care

EOHHS – Executive Office of Health & Human Services

ER – Emergency Room

ES/ESP – Emergency Services/Emergency Service Program

FST – Family Stabilization Team

FY – Fiscal Year

FYI – For Your Information

GAO – General Accounting Office

HCPCS – Health Care Procedure Coding System

HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HMO – Health Maintenance Organization

HRO – Human Rights Officer

HUD – U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

IAP – Individual Action Plan

ICC – Intensive Care Coordination

ICM – Intensive Case Manager

ICP – Individual Care Plan

IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

IEP – Individualized Education Program

INPT – Inpatient

IOM – Institute of Medicine

IRTP – Intensive Residential Treatment Program

ISP – Individualized Service Plan

IT – Information Technology

LADAC – Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor

LICSW – Licensed Social Worker

LMHC – Licensed Mental Health Counselor

LMHP – Licensed Mental Health Professional

LOC – Level of Care

MassPRA – Massachusetts Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

MBHP – Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership

MCI – Mobile Crisis Intervention

MCO – Managed Care Organization

MGL – MA General Laws

MI – Mental Illness

MH – Mental Health

MOU – Memorandum of Understanding

MR – Mental Retardation

MST – Multi System Team

N – in research, the total Number

NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness

NASMHPD – National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors

NIDA – National Institute on Drug Abuse

NIH – National Institutes of Health

NIMBY – Not in My Back Yard

NIMH – National Institute of Mental Health

OCD – Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

OCR – Office for Civil Rights

PACT – Program of Assertive Community Treatment

PCC – Primary Care Clinician

PCP – Primary Care Physician / Provider

PHP – Partial Hospital Program

PSR – Psychosocial Rehabilitation

PSTP – Program Specific Treatment Plan

PTSD – Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

QI – Quality Improvement

QM – Quality Management

RFI – Request for Information

RFP – Request for Proposal

RFR – Request for Response

RLC – Recovery Learning Community

Rx – Prescription

SA – Substance Abuse

SAMHSA – Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

SED – Serious Emotional Disturbance

SMI – Severe Mental Illness

SSA – Social Security Administration

SSDI – Social Security and Disability Income

SSI – Social Security Income

STEPS – Young adult center in Arlington, MA

SYAC – Statewide Youth/Young Adult Advisory Committee

TAY – Transition Age Youth

TBI – Traumatic Brain Injury

TC – The Transformation Center

TCU – Transitional Care Unit

TM – Therapeutic Mentoring

Transcom – Transformation Committee

Tx – Treatment

UR – Utilization Review

USPRA – United States Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association

VA – Department of Veterans Affairs

WHO – World Health Organization

WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan

YA – Young Adult

YEP – Youth Empowerment Project

YAVP – Young Adult Vocational Project

Compiled from:

YA Policy Team Members

President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health

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Pennsylvania MH Issues BLOG

New Mexico Behavioral Health Collaborative

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