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AAL


Attorney Ad Litem


Abuse Hotline (SWI)


Provides 24 hour intake services for anyone reporting abuse, neglect, or exploitation of children, adults with disabilities, or elderly people. Also provides infomation and referral services and answers proecedural questions regarding protective services investigations.


SWI


State wide Intake (Abuse Hotline)


ADA


Assistant District Attorney


AKA


Also Known As - Alias


AP


Alleged Perpetrator


APS


Adult Protective Services. Investigation of reports of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of elderly people or people with disabilities and provision of necessary services.


AU


Aunt or Aunt/Uncle


BSD


Basic Skills Development. AKA BJST (Basic Job Skills Training)


CAC


Children Advocacy Center


Caregiver


A relative, guardian, representative payee, or a person who has regular contact with the client so that a personal relationship exists, or a person who the client perceives as having a role in helping to meet the clients basic needs.


CASA


Court appointed special advocate


CBT


Computer Based Training


CCL


Child Care Licensing (AKA LCC)


COL


Collateral Source


CVS


Conservatorship


CW


Caseworker


DV


Domestic Violence


FA


Father


FAD


Foster and Adoptive Home Develolpment; Foster-Adopt


FBSS


Family Based Safety Services


Family Preservation


Acronym used in IMPACT for FBSS


FP


Foster Parent


FPS


Family and Protective Services


GAL


Guardian ad Litem


GC


Grandchild


GP


Grandparent


I & R


Information & Referal: a type of SWI call documentation. Program intakes that meet statutory definitions; Case related and special requests that require PRS staff assistance but do not meet statutory definitions; and I&Rs for documenting all other types of calls.


ICPC


Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children. Laws in 49 states and the virgin islands that establish orderly procedures for interstate placement of children. The compact fixes responsibilities for the people, organizations, or agencies involved in placing the children across state lines.


ICWA


Indian Child Welfare Act


INV


Investigations


Intake


Process of receiving applications, inquiries, and referrals. applies also to reports of complaints of abuse or neglect.


LE


Law enforcement


Managing Conservatorship


The relationship between a child and a person or agency appointed by a court pursuant to Title II of the Texas Family Code. This conservatorship assigns rights, privlieges, and duties to the agency appointed as conservator.


MDNG


Medical Neglect


MO


Mother


NN


Niece/Nephew


NO


No Role


OAG


Office of the Attorney General


OJT


On the Job Training


P1/P2/PN


The three priority rankings for response time


PA


Parent


PAL


Preparation for Adult Living. A program that prepares teenagers in foster care for adult living.


PD


Program Director


PRN


Principal in Case


PHAB


Physical Abuse


EMAB


Emotional Abuse


SXAB


Sexual Abuse


ABAN


Abandonment


NSUP


Neglectful Supervision


MDNG


Medical Neglect


PHNG


Physical Neglect


RAPR


Refusal to accept Parental Responsibility


RCCL


Residential Child Care licensing (AKA LRC)


RD


Regional Director


RO


Ruled Out


RTB


Reason to Believe


S.O.


State Office


SIDS


Sudden Infant Death Syndrome


SO


Son


SP (2 different ones)


Safety Plan OR Spouse


TANF


Temporary Assitance for Needy Families


TDADS


Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services


TDFPS


Texas Department of Family and Protective Services


TRO


Temporary Restraining Order


UK (2 different ones)


Unknown or Uncle


UTC


Unable to Complete


UTD


Unable to Determine


VC


Victim


VP


Alleged Victim/Perpetrator


FR


Friend