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RA – Risk Assessment

Rape Crisis and Victim Witness Services – Confidential counseling and support services for adults and children who are victims of sexual violence or violent crimes.

RCF – Residential Care Facility

Residential Services – Care given in a residential crisis bed, a respite bed, a therapeutic group home, a group home, or residential rehabilitation program.

Residential Treatment Facility Services – Treatment and care for individuals under 21 years of age with serious mental health problems. The individual resides in a licensed mental health facility with 24-hour supervision while receiving treatment.

Residential Treatment Facility Services for Adults – Treatment and care for adults with serious mental illness. Services are delivered in a licensed facility where the individual resides while receiving treatment.

Respite Services – Temporary care given to an individual for the purpose of providing a period of relief to the primary caregivers. Respite is used to decrease stress in the homes of persons with disabilities of handicaps, thereby increasing caregivers’ overall effectiveness.

Retinoblastoma – A cancer of the retina, the light-sensing area at the back of the eye. It is the result of a genetic mutation, and the child may have a white pupil, cross-eyes, or occasional vision problems.

Retropharyngeal Abscess – A collection of pus in the lymph nodes at the back of the throat. It is caused by a bacterial infection and is more common among children than among adults.

Rett Syndrome – A rare genetic disorder occurring almost only in girls that causes impaired social interactions, loss of language skills, and repetitive hand motions.

RFF – Request for Funding

RFI – Request for Information

RFP – Request for Proposal

RFPC – Regional Forensic Psychiatric Center

RMHA – Responsible Mental Health Authority

RN – Registered Nurse

RTC – Regional Training Center

RTF – Residential Treatment Facility

RX – Prescription