CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership

Glossary of Terms: B

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Basic Assurances®
Demonstrations of successful operations in the areas of health, safety and human security; these are essential, fundamental and nonnegotiable requirements for all service and support providers

Behavior Intervention / Supports
The emphasis of skills needed by the person to behave in a more appropriate manner and provide proper motivation rather than simply control the behavior; they address both the source of the problem and the problem itself and foster the expression of needs in appropriate ways

Behavioral Health
The combination of the fields of mental health and substance abuse

Bipolar Disorder
Also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in a person’s mood, energy, and ability to function

Brain Injury
A blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain which can result in short or long-term problems with independent function