Murphy Harpst

Glossary of Terms

Murphy-Harpst Programs and Services Terms:

HSP – Human Service Professional
CSI – Community Support and Intervention
CCI – Child Caring Institution
PRTF – Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility
CPA – Child Placing Agency
DON – Director of Nursing
CEO – Chief Executive Officer
COO – Chief Operating Officer
CFO – Chief Financial Officer
CLS – Cottage Life Staff
CL – Cottage Leader
CLA – Cottage Leader Assistant
TFC – Therapeutic Foster Care
PBPI – Performance-Based Permanency Initiative
PBC – Performance-Based Contracting
IEP – Individualized Education Plan
HR – Human Resources

State and Federal Terms:

TJC – The Joint Commission (accrediting body for medical and psychiatric organizations)
NACBH – National Association of Children’s Behavioral Health
AACRC – American Association of Children’s Residential Centers
FFTA – Foster Family-Based Treatment Association
GATS – Georgia Alliance of Treatment Services
SOC – System of Care
DHS – Department of Human Services (previously DHR)
DBHDD – Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities
ORCC – Office of Residential Child Care (licenses and regulates providers)
ORS – Office of Regulatory Services (same thing as ORCC)
DFCS – Department of Family and Children’s Services
CPS – Child Protective Services
GBGM – General Board of Global Ministries (of the United Methodist Church)
UMW – United Methodist Women
Medicaid – Federal and state insurance source for children in poverty

Did you know children as young as 7 can be suicidal.