Partnership for Children of Essex
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
A Pathway for Hope

Abbreviations, Terms, and Acronyms

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act (or Alliance for Disabled in Action)

Aging In Youth Transitioning to Adult Social Services

Aging Out Youth Transitioning Out of Children’s Social Services

AIDS Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome

APS Adult Protective Services

APS Associate Prevention Specialist (substance abuse)

APS Acute Psychiatric Screening

ASAP Adult Substance Abuse Program

ATOD Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs

BABES Beginning Alcohol and Addiction Basic Education Studies

BSS Board of Social Services

CADC Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

CAP Community Action Program

CAPP Child Assault Prevention Project

CASS County Alliance Steering Subcommittee

CBHS [NJ] Child Behavioral Health Services

CCCPA Concerned Citizens for Chronic Psychiatric Adults

CCIS Children’s Crisis Intervention Services

CDBG Community Development Block Grant (federal)

CDC Community Development Corporation (faith based)

CEAS Comprehensive Emergency Assistance Services

CIACCC County Interagency Coordinating Council for Children

CIL Center for Independent Living

CIU Crisis Intervention Unit

CMHC Community Mental Health Center

CMO Care Management Organization (children’s mental health)

CMRSS Children’s Mobile Response and Stabilization Services

CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

CNA Certified Nursing Assistant

COAD Community Organizations Active in Disaster

COAH Council on Affordable Housing

COLA Cost of Living Adjustment

CoC Continuum of Care (HUD)

COPSA Comprehensive Services on Aging

COSAC Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community

CP Cerebral Palsy

CPD Commission for Persons with Disabilities

CPS Certified Prevention Specialist

CRACI Conflict Resolution and Crisis Intervention

CSA Contract System Administrator (children’s mental health/ValueOptions)

CSAP Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Strategies

CSH Corporation for Supportive Housing

CSP Collaborative Support Program

CSW Certified Social Worker (or Commission on Status of Women)

DARE Drug Abuse Resistance Education

DAS Division of Addiction Services

DCA [NJ] Department of Community Affairs

DCA Disbursement of County Allocation

DCF [NJ] Department of Children and Families

DCBHS [NJ] Division of Child Behavioral Health Services

DDD [NJ] Division of Developmental Disabilities

DDS [NJ] Division of Disability Services

DEDR Drug Enforcement and Demand Reduction

DFD [NJ] Division of Family Development

DHS [NJ] Department of Human Services

DMH&H [NJ] Division of Mental Health and Hospitals

DMHS [NJ] Division of Mental Health Services

DMVA [NJ] Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

DO District Office (Division of Youth and Family Services)

DOA Department on Aging

DOE Department of Education (federal)

DOJ Department of Justice (federal)

DSPs Direct Support Professionals (developmental disabilities, mental illness and residential services)

DVR [NJ] Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

DYFS [NJ] Division of Youth and Family Services

EA Emergency Assistance

EEOC Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

EP Elijah’s Promise

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

FSO Family Support Organization (children’s mental health)

GA General Assistance

GCADA Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

HHS Health and Human Services (federal)

HI Hearing Impaired

HIPPA Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

HIV Human ImmunoDeficiency Virus

HMFA (NJ) Housing Mortgage Finance Agency

HMIS Homeless Management Information System

HMO Health Maintenance Organization

HOMES Housing Opportunities More Equitable Solutions

HOPWA Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS

HSAC Human Services Advisory Council

HUD Housing and Urban Development (federal)

ICMS Integrated Case Management Services (adults)

IDEA Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

ICP Individualized Crisis Plan (children’s mental health)

IDRC Intoxicated Driver Resource Center

IEP Individual Education Plan

IHP Individual Habilitation Plan

INC Interfaith Network of Care

InfoLine Information and Referral for Middlesex County

IFSS Intensive Family Support Services

JABG Juvenile Accountability Block Grant (federal)

JACC Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving (seniors)

JFK John F. Kennedy Medical Center

JFVS Jewish Family and Vocational Services

JJC [NJ] Juvenile Justice Commission

LACADA Local Advisory Committee on Alcohol and Drug Abuse

LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LIHEAP Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

MAPS Municipal Alliance Prevention Summer

MD Muscular Dystrophy

MDA Muscular Dystrophy Association

MEDICAID Medical Insurance/Means Tested (state and federal)

MEDICARE Medical Insurance for the Elderly and Disabled (federal)

MHA Mental Health Association

MHB Mental Health Board

MICA Mentally Ill Chemical Addicted (co-occuring disorder)

MIPH Making it Possible to End Homelessness

MR Mental Retardation

MRSS Mobile Response and Stabilization Service (Children's Mobile)

MS Multiple Sclerosis

MSS National Multiple Sclerosis Society

MSAA Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (programs & services)

NAMI National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

NASW National Association of Social Workers

NBT New Brunswick Tomorrow

NCADD National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency

NI Neurologically Impaired

NIMH National Institute of Mental Health

NJAMHA New Jersey Association of Mental Health Agencies

NJT New Jersey Transit

NJOJJDP New Jersey Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

NJPA New Jersey Psychological Association

NOFA Notice of Funding Availability

OCS Office of Children’s Services

OEL One Ease-E Link

OEM Office of Emergency Management

OFD Office for the Disabled

OJJDP Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (federal)

OPD Out Patient Department

PAAD Pharmaceutical Assistance for the Aged and Disabled

PAC Professional Advisory Committee

PACADA Providers Advisory Committee on Alcohol & Drug Abuse

PACT Program for Assertive Community Treatment

PASP Personal Assistance Services Program

PCP Partial Care Program

PES Psychiatric Emergency Services

PGI Peer Grouping Initiative (seniors)

PRAB Puerto Rican Action Board

PRAHD Puerto Rican Association for Human Development

PRCs Proposal Review Committees

PRIDE Promoting Responsibility in Drug Education

PT Physical Therapy

PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

RFP Request for Funding Proposal


RHCF Residential Health Care Facility

RSVP Retired Senior Volunteer Program

RWJUH Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

SAMHSA Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (federal)

SCDRTAP Senior Citizen and Disabled Resident Transportation Assistance Program (state)

SCI Spinal Cord Injury

SECTION 8 Housing Subsidy (federal)

SEP Supportive Employment Program

SERV SERV Behavioral Health System, Inc. (residential mental health

and addiction, halfway house and outpatient treatment)

SHIP State Health Insurance Assistance Program

SHP Supportive Housing Program

SHSC [NJ] State Human Services Advisory Council

SILC State Independent Living Council

SNAP Special Needs Advocate for Parents

SPAN Supportive Parent Aide Network

SPMC St. Peter’s Medical Center

SPMI Serious and Persistently Mentally Ill

SRAP State Rental Assistance Program

SRC System Review Committee

SRCP Statewide Respite Care Program (seniors)

SSBG Social Services Block Grant

SSD Social Security Disability Insurance

SSH Social Services for the Homeless

SSI Supplemental Security Income

STCF Short Term Care Facility

SUD Stop Underage Drinking

SuperNOFA Super Notice of Funding Availability (HUD)

TANF Temporary Assistance to Needy Families

TAP Teenage Activity Program

TBI Traumatic Brain Injury

TDD Telecommunication Device for the Deaf

TIGS Teen Institute of the Garden State

TPH Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

TTY Text Telephone Hearing Device

2-1-1 Call for Information & Referral for Health & Human Services (landline)

UBHC University Behavioral Health Care

UCM  Unified Care Management

UCPA United Cerebral Palsy Association

UMDNJ University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

VA Veterans Administration/Veteran’s Affairs (federal)

VI Visually Impaired

VNA Visiting Nurses Association

VOA Volunteers of America

VOAD [NJ] Volunteers Organization Active in Disaster

WFNJ Work First New Jersey

WIB Workforce Investment Board

WIC Women, Infants and Children

YCM Youth Case Management

YIC Youth Investment Council (part of WIB)

YIP Youth Investment Program (children’s mental health)