42 U.S. Code § 12332 - Definitions
As used in this part:
(1) Community referral services
The term “community referral services” means services to assist families in obtaining community resources, including health care, mental health care, employability development and job training, and other social services.
(2) Core services
The term “core services” means—
(A) educational and support services provided to assist parents in acquiring parenting skills, learning about child development, and responding appropriately to the behavior of their children; and
(B) the early developmental screening of children to assess any needs of such children and to identify specific types of support that may be provided;
(3) Follow up services
The term “follow up services” means services provided to ensure that necessary services are received by families and are effective in meeting their needs.
(4) Independent State body
The term “independent State body” means the entity established under section 12336 of this title.
(5) Lead agency
The term “lead agency” means an existing State agency, or other public or nonprofit private entity designated by the chief executive officer of the State as the agency responsible for the development and implementation of local family resource and support programs. Such agency shall have demonstrated ability to work with other State and community based agencies, to provide training and technical assistance, and shall also have a commitment to parental participation in the design and administration of family resource and support programs.
(6) Other services
The term “other services” and “other support services” includes—
(C) educational services, such as scholastic tutoring, literacy training, and General Educational Degree (GED) services;
(F) peer counseling and crisis intervention, family violence counseling and referrals for such services;
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