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A

AAR
After Action Review
ABA
American Bar Association
ACCYR
Administration of County Children and Youth Regulations
ACCYSSP
Administration of County Children and Youth Social Service Programs
ACF
Administration for Children and Families
AD
Adoption Caseworkers
ADAS
AFCARS Data Analysis System
AED
Automated External Device
AFCARS
Adoption and Foster Care Analysis Reporting System
AHA
American Humane Association
AIC
Achieving Independence Center
AOPC
Administrative Office PA Courts
APHSA
American Public Human Services Association
APSR
Annual Progress and Services Report
ARC
Achieving Reunification Center
ARRA
American Recovery Reinvestment Act
AS
Adoption Supervisors
ASD
Autism Spectrum Disorder
ASFA
Adoption and Safe Families Act
ASQ
Ages & Stages Questionnaire
ATNA
Agency Training Needs Assessment

B

BIS
The Bureau of Information Systems
BJJS
Bureau of Juvenile Justice Service
BPR
Business Process Re-engineering
BSW
Bachelor's of Social Work

C

CALOCUS
Child and Adolescent Level Of Care Utilization System
CALSWEC
California Social Work Education Center
CAO
County Assistance Office
CAPE
Child Abuse Prevention Effort
CAPTA
The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act
CASA
Court Appointed Special Advocates
CASSP
Child and Adolescent Service System Program
CBT
Competency-Based Training
CCAP
County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania
CCYA
County Children and Youth Agencies
CE
Continuing Education
CEC
Continuing Education Credits
CEU
Continuing Education Units
CFCIP
John H. Chafee Foster Care Independence Program
CFSR
Child and Family Services Review
CIP
Court Improvement Program
CIS
Curriculum Instructional Specialist or Client Information System
CJJT&R
Center for Juvenile Justice Training and Research
CLE
Continuing Legal Education
CMA
Certified Management Accountant
CMO
Central Management Organization
CPA
Certified Public Accountant
CPCMS
Common Pleas Case Management System
CPP
Child Permanency Plan
CPS
Child Protective Services or Classroom Performance System
CPSL
Child Protective Services Law
CQIP
Continuous Quality Improvement Plan
CRP
Citizen Review Panel
CSC
Central Steering Committee
CSL
County Safety Leads
CSTU
Cresson Secure Treatment Unit
CSWE
Council on Social Work Education
CTAG
Consultant & Trainer Advisory Group
CTC
Charting the Course
CTF
Children's Trust Fund
CWEB
Child Welfare Education for Baccalaureates
CWEL
Child Welfare Education for Leadership
CWERP
Child Welfare Education & Research Program
CWLA
Child Welfare League of America
CWSE
Council on Social Work Education
CWTP
The Child Welfare Training Program
CWTSC
Child Welfare Training Steering Committee
C&Y
Children and Youth
CYF
Children Youth and Families
CYFC
Children, Youth and Family Council
CYS
Children and Youth Services
CYSC
Children and Youth Services Caseworkers
CYSS
Children and Youth Services Supervisors

D

D & A
Drug and Alcohol
DEP
Department of Environmental Protection
DHS
Department of Human Services
DHHS
Department of Health and Human Services
DOC
Development of Consultants
DOE
Department of Education
DOH
Department of Health
DOT
Development of Trainers
DP
Delinquency Prevention
DPW
Department of Public Welfare
DQM
Data Quality Management
DSL
Digital Subscriber Line
DSS
Department of Social Services
DSS CARES
Department of Social Services Cross Agency Response for Effective Services
DTF
Diversity Task Force

E

EEP
Employee Education Program
EI
Early Intervention
EPP
Expedited Permanency Planning
ETV
Education and Training Vouchers

F

FC
Family Centers
FCC
Foster Care Caseworkers
FCP
Foster Care Plus
FCS
Foster Care Supervisors
FDC
Family Development Credentialing
FDS
Family Development Specialist
FERPA
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974
FF
Family Finding
FFT
Functional Family Therapy
FFY
Federal Fiscal Year
FGDM
Family Group Decision Making
FRV
Family Reunification and Visitation
FSP
Family Services Plan
FSSR
Family Service System Reform
FY
Fiscal Year

G

GAL
Guardian Ad Litems
GPS
General Protective Services

H

HHS
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
HIPPA
Health Insurance Portable & Privacy Act
HMO
Health Maintenance Organization
HSDF
Human Service Development Fund

I

ICAMA
Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance
ICPC
Interstate Compact on Placement of Children
ICSI
Integrated Children's Services Initiative
ICWA
Indian Child Welfare Act
IDMU
Information and Data Management Unit
IEP
Individual Education Plan
IGA
Intergovernmental Agreement
IHS
Institute for Human Services
IL
Independent Living
IRB
Institutional Review Board
IRRC
Independent Regulatory Review Commission
IS
Interim Solution
ISP
Internet Service Provider
ITNA
Individual Training Needs Assessment
ITP
Individual Training Plan

J

JCA
Juvenile Court Act
JCJC
Juvenile Court Judges' Commission
JDCAP
Juvenile Detention Centers Association of Pennsylvania
JJTSC
Juvenile Justice Training Steering Committee
JLC
Juvenile Law Center
JPO
Juvenile Probation Officers
JSGC
Joint State Government Commission

K

KRA
Key Responsibility Areas

L

LAN
Local Area Network
LBFC
Legislative Budget and Finance Committee
LSI
Legal Services Initiative
LSW
Licensed Social Worker
LYDC
Loysville Youth Development Center

M

MAYSI
Massachusetts Youth Survey Instrument
MCO
Managed Care Organization
MDT
Multi-Disciplinary Team
MFC
Models for Change Initiative
MH/MR
Mental Health/Mental Retardation
MIS
Management Information System
MSACS
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
MSDS
Material Safety Data Sheet
MST
Multi-Systemic Therapy
MSW
Master's of Social Work
MTFC
Multi-dimensional Treatment Foster Care

N

NACO
National Association of Counties
NAIN
No Access In Network
NASW
National Association of Social Workers
NBPB
Needs-Based Plan & Budget
NC
North Central
NCANDS
National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System
NCSL
National Conference of State Legislatures
NCSTU
North Central Secure Treatment Unit
NCYDC
New Castle Youth Development Center
NE
North East
NIC
National Institute of Corrections
NFP
Nurse Family Partnership
NSDTA
National Staff Development & Training Association
NRC-CWDT
National Resource Center on Child Welfare Data and Technology
NRPOS
Non-Residential Purchase of Service
NW
North West

O

OCFC
Office of Children & Families in the Courts
OCS
Operation Clean Submission
OCYF
Office of Children, Youth and Families
OE
Organizational Effectiveness
OIM
Office of Income Maintenance
OJJDP
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
OMAP
Office of Medical Assistance Programs
OMHSAS
Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
OMR
Office of Mental Retardation
ONA
Organizational Needs Assessment
OPPLA
Other Planned Permanent Living Arrangement
ORC
Organizational Readiness Change
OSP
Office of Special Programs
OTRM
Orientation, Training and Resource Manual

P

PA
Pennsylvania
PAAR
Pittsburgh Action on Rape
PACBT
Pennsylvania Competency-Based Training Program
PACWIS
Pennsylvania Automated Child Welfare Information System
PAE
Pennsylvania Adoption Exchange
PAS
Private Agency Supervisors
PASHA
Pennsylvania Association of County Human Service Administrators
PAT
Parents as Teachers
PATH
Parents as Tender Healers
PATHS
Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies
PbS
Performance-based Standards
PBT
Pennsylvania Bar Institute
PCADV
Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence
PCCD
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
PCCYFS
Pennsylvania's Council of Children, Youth and Families
PCHP
Parent Child Home Program
PCPA
Pennsylvania's Community Providers Association
PCS
Pennsylvania Civil Service
PCYA
Pennsylvania Children and Youth Association
PDE
Pennsylvania Department of Education
PDF
Portable Document Format
PFI
Pennsylvania Families Incoorporated
PH
Philadelphia
PILOTS
Pennsylvania Independent Living Outcomes Tracking System
PIP
Program Improvement Plan
PJC
Pennsylvania Judicial Center
PLC
Permanent Legal Custodians
PMO
Project Management Office
PPC
Private Provider Caseworkers
PPI
Permanency Practice Initiative
Practice Standards
The Pennsylvania Standards for Child Welfare Practice
PSCSC
Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission
PSCW
Pennsylvania Standards for Child Welfare
PSFPA
Pennsylvania State Foster Parents Association
PSRFA
Pennsylvania State Resource Family Association
PUSWE
Pennsylvania Undergraduate Social Work Educators
PVM
Pennsylvania Visitation Manual

Q

QA
Quality Assurance
QIC
Quality Improvement Committee
QSR
Quality Service Review
QUAC
Quality Assurance Committee

R

R2P
Research to Practice
RA
Risk Assessment
RADAR
Regional Alcohol Drug Awareness Resource center
RATF
Risk Assessment Task Force
RFP
Request For Proposal
RFR
Resource Family Registry
RMTS
Random Moment in Time Study
RRC or R&R
Recruitment and Retention Committee
RSC
Retreat Steering Committee (IL Youth Retreat Planning Committee)
RT
Residential Treatment
RTC
Regional Training Centers (Child Welfare)
RTF
Residential Treatment Facility
RTL
Regional Training Labs

S

SACWIS
State Automated Child Welfare Information System
SBSF
Strength-Based, Solution Focused
SC
South Central
SCS
State Civil Service
SCSC
State Civil Service Commission
SCSSCI
State Civil Service Social Casework Intern
SE
South East
SFP
Strengthening Families Program
SFP
Support for Permanency
SFY
State Fiscal Year
SMART
Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Time-limited
SME
Subject Matter Expert
SMSTU
South Mountain Secure Treatment Unit
SOC
Systems of Care
SPEP
Standard Program Evaluation Protocol
SSA
Social Security Act
SSHE
State System of Higher Education
STAG
Supervisor Training Advisory Group
STS
Supervisory Training Series
SW
South West
SWAN
Statewide Adoption Network

T

TA
Technical Assistance
TAG
Trainer Advisor Group
TFC
Therapeutic Family Care
TLFR
Time-Limited Family Reunification
TOC
Training on Content
TOL
Transfer of Learning
TOLE
Transfer of Learning and Evaluation
TOT
Training of Trainers
TPR
Termination of Parental Rights
TTARTAG
Training & Technical Assistance Regional Team Advisory Group
TSC
Training Steering Committee

U

UP
University of Pittsburgh
USACF
United States Administration for Children and Families
USCB
United States Children's Bureau

V

VOCA
Victims of Crime Advocates

W

WAY
Work Appreciation for Youth
WC
West Central

Y

YAB
Youth Advisory Board
YDC
Youth Development Center
YFC
Youth Forestry Camp
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