Children’s Division Glossary "G"
Section 7 is the glossary and reference chapters. The terms in this glossary are legal, medical, psychological, and practice terms commonly used by Children’s Division (CD). However, some of the definitions may not reflect the meaning that the general public uses.
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- GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER:
- One of the anxiety disorders. Anxiety is so chronic, persistent, and pervasive that it seems free-floating. The individual is jittery and strained, distractible and apprehensive that something bad is about to happen. A pounding heart, fast pulse and breathing, sweating, flushing, muscle aches, a lump in the throat, and an upset gastrointestinal tract are some of the bodily indications of this extreme anxiety.
- Family tree diagram, used in family assessment. This family assessment tool is helpful to identify significant family members that may be of support and family patterns such as alcoholism, domestic violence, mental illness, physical illnesses, etc.
- GRIEVANCE PROCESS:
- A mechanism to administratively review any concern a client or resource provider may have about an aspect of the management of a particular case.
- A guardian is an individual appointed by a probate court to have care and custody of the person of a child under the age of 18, or an incapacitated person. The guardian may grant physical custody of the child to someone else, but retains rights of legal custody over the child, (section 475.010, RSMo.). The guardian retains responsibility for making decisions related to medical and surgical services, consent to marriage, consent to military service, consent to adoption, legal notice and representation, visitation of the child, inheritance and child property management, religious affiliation, and access to CA/N reports. (Also see CUSTODY and CONSERVATOR.)