Rosie D.
Reforming the Mental Health System in Massachusetts

List of Acronyms

Documents referenced throughout the Rosie D website reference multiple acronyms, many of which are listed below:


CAFAS          Child & Adolescent Functional Assessment


CANS            Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths


CASPP          Child and Adolescent Services Planning Principles


CFFC             Coordinated Family-Focused Care


CHBI             Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative


CHINS           Children in Need of Services


CMS              Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


CPT               Care Planning Team


CRAFFT         Car, Relax, Alone, Forget, Friends, Trouble (mnemonic)


CSA              Community Service Agency


CSP              Community Support Program


DCF              Department of Children and Families 


DMH             Department of Mental Health


DDS             Department of Disability Services


DOE             Department of Education


DSM IV         Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, Version IV


EOHHS         Executive Office of Health & Human Services


EPSDT          Early, Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment


ESP              Emergency Services Program / Provider


FST              Family Stabilization Team


ICC              Intensive Care Coordination


ICP              Individual Care Plan


IDEA            Individuals with Disabilities Education Act


IEP               Individualized Education Program


IT                Information Technology


LEA              Local Educational Agency


LOC             Level of Care


MBHP           Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership


MCPAP         Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project


MCE             Managed Care Entity


MCO            Managed Care Organization


M-CHAT       Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers


MHSPY         Mental Health Services Program for Youth


PCC             Primary Care Clinician


PCP              Primary Care Physician / Provider


PEDS            Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status


PSC              Pediatric Symptom Checklist


RESC            Regional Emergency Service Center


SAMHSA       Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration


SED             Serious Emotional Disturbance


SOC             System of Care


UCC             Urgent Care Center


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