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Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting

1.  How many states require all citizens to report suspected abuse or neglect, regardless of profession.
A) 3
B) 5
C) 18
D) 35
2.  The standards used to determine under what circumstances a mandatory reporter should make a report vary from State to State.
A) True
B) False
3.  All jurisdictions have provisions in statute to maintain the confidentiality of abuse and neglect records.
A) True
B) False
4.  Every child has a right to adequate care and supervision and to be free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
A) True
B) False
5.  Most children are best cared for in their own family.
A) True
B) False
6.  When parents cannot or will not fulfill their responsibilities to protect their children, CPS has the right and obligation to intervene directly on the children's behalf.
A) True
B) False
7.  To best protect a child's overall well-being, agencies want to assure that children move to permanency as quickly as possible.
A) True
B) False
8.  A safety plan is developed whenever it is determined that the child is at risk of imminent harm.
A) True
B) False
9.  The more comprehensive the information provided by the reporter, the more experienced caseworkers are able to determine the appropriateness of the report for CPS intervention.
A) True
B) False
10.  The telephone call made by the child abuse reporter usually comes after little thought has been given to the possible consequences to the child and family.
A) True
B) False
11.  The decision to accept a child abuse report is based on the law, agency policy, and information about the characteristics of the case.
A) True
B) False
12.  CPS's primary concern should be to establish whether the child is safe, pending a face-to-face contact by the agency or another professional trained in assessing safety.
A) True
B) False
13.  While State statutes vary, most CPS professionals agree that children under the age of 8 who are left alone are being neglected.
A) True
B) False
14.  Safety is an issue throughout the life of a case.
A) True
B) False
15.  The circumstances that bring child welfare agencies into the homes and lives of children, youth, and families are often complex.
A) True
B) False
16.  The removal of a family member has a dramatic affect on the feelings, behaviors, and functioning of individual family members and the family as a whole.
A) True
B) False
17.  Gathering information on the family's perception of the problem, even when the family does not recognize or denies the existence of a problem, is crucial.
A) True
B) False
18.  Placement outside the family often negatively affects the child's emotional well-being.
A) True
B) False
19.  Genograms, ecomaps, and ethnographic are useful tools for interviewing families.
A) True
B) False
20.  Parents should be asked to identify their needs relevant to the protection of their children.
A) True
B) False
21.  Comprehensive family assessments identify individual and family strengths and protective factors.
A) True
B) False
22.  In most cases, it may be helpful to interview children separately from their parents.
A) True
B) False
23.  Clinical supervision is vital to reinforce what is covered in formal training as well as to provide guidance to case workers.
A) True
B) False
24.  The person who makes the report must provide their first and last name to assure validity.
A) True
B) False
25.  Policies and practices regarding family team meetings vary from state to state.
A) True
B) False

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