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Child Sexual Abuse

1.  Child sexual abuse can be defined from legal and clinical perspectives.
A) True
B) False
2.  Child protection statutes are concerned with sexual abuse as a condition from which children need to be protected.
A) True
B) False
3.  Criminal statutes prohibit certain sexual acts and specify the penalties.
A) True
B) False
4.  In order for States to qualify for funds allocated by the Federal Government, they must have child protection systems that meet certain criteria.
A) True
B) False
5.  The existence of a power differential implies that one party (the offender) controls the other (the victim) and that the sexual encounter is not mutually conceived and undertaken.
A) True
B) False
6.  Knowledge differential implies that the offender is either younger, less developmentally advanced, or less intelligent than the victim.
A) True
B) False
7.  Sex rings generally are organized by pedophiles.
A) True
B) False
8.  Clinicians and researchers working in sexual abuse believe that the problem is overreported.
A) True
B) False
9.   Behavioral manifestations of traumatic sexualization constitute a range of hypersexual behaviors as well as avoidance of or negative sexual encounters.
A) True
B) False
10.  The most fundamental damage from sexual abuse is its undermining of trust in those people who are supposed to be protectors and nurturers.
A) True
B) False
11.  When children report to anyone they are being or have been sexually abused there is a high probability they are telling the truth.
A) True
B) False
12.  Sexually abused children may manifest a range of symptoms which reflect the specifics of their abuse and how they are coping with it.
A) True
B) False
13.  The preferred outcome in cases of sexual abuse, as in other types of child maltreatment, is that after intervention the family will be intact.
A) True
B) False
14.  The Juvenile Court is responsible for child protection.
A) True
B) False
15.  The Criminal Court is responsible for offender prosecution.
A) True
B) False
16.  In most cases it is appropriate for the offender to leave the home and for the victim to remain.
A) True
B) False
17.  If the child genuinely does not wish visitation, they should be forced to go.
A) True
B) False
18.  Family therapy is the culmination of the treatment process and is usually not undertaken until there has been a determination that reunification is in the victim's best interest.
A) True
B) False
19.  The role of the clinician is to help the child understand intellectually and accept emotionally that the child was not responsible.
A) True
B) False
20.  Treatment of victimized children needs to include strategies for future protection.
A) True
B) False
21.  For the nonoffending parent, coming to believe a victim is usually a process, rather than instantaneous.
A) True
B) False
22.  The therapist will want to help the mother understand her role in the abuse, if she has had one.
A) True
B) False
23.  A good prognosis is suggested when a mother feels very guilty and the therapist must work to alleviate her sense of responsibility.
A) True
B) False
24.  A poor prognosis is indicated when the mother sees herself as absolutely blameless.
A) True
B) False
25.  When boys are sexually abused, the offender is more often, than with girls, someone outside the family.
A) True
B) False
26.  The most common issue in terms of past trauma for mother's of victims is having been sexually victimized themselves.
A) True
B) False
27.  Many offenders are reluctant to disclose their abuse during litigation because they are afraid of its impact on the outcome of the litigation.
A) True
B) False
28.  When an offender confessions there must come an acceptance of responsibility for the abusive acts.
A) True
B) False
29.  The fact that the offender apologizes does imply that the victim and others need to forgive him.
A) True
B) False
30.  In order to prevent future sexual abuse, it is important for the offender and the therapist to understand why the offender sexually abuses children.
A) True
B) False
31.  Pedophiles tend to have multiple victims and actively seek opportunities whereby they can have sexual access to children.
A) True
B) False
32.  Treatment prognosis with pedophiles and sexual addicts is much more successful than for those who have situational sexual arousal to children.
A) True
B) False
33.  Often offenders manipulate the treatment process so that past history becomes an excuse for their offending.
A) True
B) False
34.  Behavioral interventions are the only therapeutic techniques that have been found, based on empirical evidence, to decrease sexual arousal.
A) True
B) False
35.  Relapse prevention assumes that there are emotional states and behaviors on the offender's part that precede and ultimately precipitate the sexually abusive behavior.
A) True
B) False

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