01 NCAC 17 .0707 ABUSER TREATMENT PROGRAM CURRICULUM
All abuser treatment programs shall establish and comply with a written program curriculum. Written curricula shall define topics and content of sessions and shall include the following:
(1) identification of all forms of physical, emotional, economic, sexual and verbal abuse and violence;
(2) impact of domestic violence on the victim and the abuser;
(3) impact of domestic violence on children including children who are abused and children who witness domestic violence;
(4) emphasis on the responsibility of the batterer for his or her violence and abuse;
(5) identification of the personal, societal, and cultural values and beliefs that legitimize and sustain violence and oppression;
(6) alternatives to violence and controlling behaviors;
(7) identification of healthy relationships;
(8) promotion of accountability, self-examination, negotiation, and fairness;
(9) the relationship between substance abuse and domestic violence;
(10) the relationship between mental illness and domestic violence; and
(11) identification of the behavioral, emotional, and physical cues that precede escalating violence.
History Note: Authority G.S. 50B-3(a)(12); 143B-394.16;
Eff. October 1, 2004;
Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. January 3, 2017.