(a)  Individual and family adjustment services are to be made available by every county department of social services. This mandate does not require that specialized staff be made available for the purpose of providing specialized counseling aimed at dealing with the problems specifically identified in 10A NCAC 71R .0910. With respect to these problem areas, the mandate may be fulfilled by assisting individuals to recognize the need for and utilize community resources which provide specialized counseling.

(b)  Individual and family adjustment services may be provided directly by the county department of social services or purchased under contract. Camping experiences may be purchased also through direct and cash payments.

(c)  Contract provider staff delivering services directly to clients must have appropriate education, skill and experience to qualify them in the specific areas in which they are providing services.

(d)  Counseling may be provided in individual or group sessions.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 143B‑153;

Eff. July 23, 1979;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1984;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. May 20, 2017.