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PFCD Glossary

Collaboration - is a mutually beneficial well-defined relationship entered into by two or more organization to achieve positive results for children, youth, families and communities.

Protective Factors
- things that buffer youth from engaging in risky behaviors. Example: extra-curricular activities such as sports, band, drama, 4-H

Risk Factors
- are those conditions that increase the likelihood that a child will develop one or more behavior problems in adolescence. Some examples include, low perception of risk, not attending school regularly, family conflicts, imitation of problem behaviors (smoking and drinking), etc...

Commonly Used Acronyms


ARCC --- Abuse Rape Crisis Center
ATOD --- Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Coalition
BB/BS --- Big Brothers / Big Sisters
BCA --- Bradford County Action
BCAO --- Bradford County Assistance Office
BCHSA --- Bradford County Human Services Agency
BCMH --- Bradford County Mental Health
BCMR --- Bradford County Mental Retardation
BeST- Bradford Sullivan Tioga Transit
BLaST IU --- Bradford, Lycoming, & Sullivan, Tioga Intermediate Unit #17
BSECC --- Bradford-Sullivan Early Childhood Coalition
CAM --- CommUNITY Against Methamphetamine
CASSP --- Children & Adolescent Service System Program
CCAP --- County Commissioners Association of PA
CCIS --- Child Care Information System
CEG --- Community Engagement Group (work of the BSECC)
CJAB --- Criminal Justice Advisory Board
CTC --- Communities That Care
CYS --- Children & Youth Services
FFT --- Functional Family Therapy
FGDM --- Family Group Decision Making
HSDF --- Human Services Development Fund
IM4Q --- Independent Monitoring for Quality
JPO --- Juvenile Probation Office
LEN --- Learning Early Network
LHOT --- Local Housing Options Team
MHA --- Mental Health Associates
NEPA AHEC --- Northeast PA Area Health Education Center
NFP --- Nurse-Family Partnership
NTC --- Northern Tier Counseling
NTPA --- Northern Tier Providers Association
NTRPDC --- Northern Tier Regional Planning & Development Commission
PAYS --- PA Youth Survey
PCCD --- PA Commission on Crime and Delinquency
PFCD --- Partners in Family & Community Development
PLCB --- PA Liquor Control Board
PYO --- Penn York Opportunities
RFA --- Request for Application
RFP --- Request for Proposal
RTF --- Residential Treatment Facility
RUFES --- Rural Families Economic Success Principles
SAP --- Student Assistance Program
SAMHSA --- Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
SCA --- Single County Authority (Bradford-Sullivan Drug & Alcohol)
SHIP --- State Health Improvement Plan
STAR --- Student Transition and Recovery Program
TPPTG --- Teen Pregnancy Prevention Task Group
VITA --- Volunteer Income Tax Preparation Program
WIB --- Workforce Investment Board
YAP --- Youth Advocate Program

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