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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
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