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Spousal Partner Abuse

1.  Emotional abuse includes verbal attacks social isolation and intimidation.
A) True
B) False
2.  Treatment of family violence requires intervention at multiple levels.
A) True
B) False
3.  The feminist perspective is unrelated to batterer intervention programs.
A) True
B) False
4.  Couples couseling for domestic violence is considered by many to be dangerous.
A) True
B) False
5.  Some critics claim the feminist bias predicts that all men will be abusive.
A) True
B) False
6.  Many people who work with violent families note there is a cyclic pattern to the violence.
A) True
B) False
7.  All batterers are alike.
A) True
B) False
8.  Battered women tend to have low self esteem.
A) True
B) False
9.  Victims of domestic violence stay because they hope it will never happen again.
A) True
B) False
10.  Some victims of domestic violence stay because they believe an abusive father is better than no father at all.
A) True
B) False
11.  In heterosexual relationships the perpetrator is most often the female partner.
A) True
B) False
12.  There is no long term psychological impact from domestic violence.
A) True
B) False
13.  There is a low prevalence of family violence in today's world.
A) True
B) False
14.  Most psychological treatment programs use a cognitive behavioral approach.
A) True
B) False
15.  When abuse happens over a long time, the victim is likely to be depressed.
A) True
B) False
16.  Women always disclose domestic violence when asked directly.
A) True
B) False
17.  Most domestic violence perpetrators are in therapy involuntarily.
A) True
B) False
18.  Large numbers of illegal immigrant women are victims of domestic abuse.
A) True
B) False
19.  Family members are the least likely people to murder a young child.
A) True
B) False
20.  All children react to violence with violent acts.
A) True
B) False
21.  Children from violent homes often suffer from depression.
A) True
B) False
22.  Children from violent homes never feel responsible for the violence.
A) True
B) False
23.  Violence occurs between same sex partners as well as heterosexuals.
A) True
B) False
24.  Battered women are more at risk for marital rape.
A) True
B) False
25.  According to Wexler, male abusers have genuine psychological pain.
A) True
B) False
26.  Treatment of the perpetrator of abuse is most effective when his own history is respected.
A) True
B) False
27.  It is likely that the male abuser suffered from little or no affection as a child.
A) True
B) False
28.  Most men depend on women to provide them with feelings of self worth.
A) True
B) False
29.  Men are more likely to be victims of domestic violence than women.
A) True
B) False
30.  Disappointment is inevitable in relationships, violence is not.
A) True
B) False
31.  Powerlessness and shame in early childhood contribute to the development of an adult domestic abuser.
A) True
B) False
32.  Most abusers are not that different from other men and women.
A) True
B) False
33.  Battering is always accompanied by psychological abuse.
A) True
B) False
34.  Antisocial batterers are more likely to engage in violence because it works for them.
A) True
B) False
35.  Any type of treatment intervention is unlikely to work with psychopaths.
A) True
B) False
36.  All types of batterers are known to be violent outside of the family.
A) True
B) False
37.  The batterers who are most jealous are also more socially incompetent.
A) True
B) False
38.  Men who witnessed parents attacking each other are less prone to domestic violence.
A) True
B) False
39.  The Duluth Model which advocates education for battering, identifies domestic violence as a natural outcome of a society that reinforces male power.
A) True
B) False
40.  Therapist criticism and confrontation of batterers may be counterproductive in some cases.
A) True
B) False
41.  Respect for the life experience of the male abuser may be the decisive factor in effectivenss of treatment.
A) True
B) False
42.  When an adult male looks into the eyes of his partner and sees love and acceptance, he feels alive and validated.
A) True
B) False
43.  Couples who have incidences of aggression always escalate to more danger.
A) True
B) False
44.  When some men feel hurt, they turn to emotionally abusive or emotionally intimidating behavior.
A) True
B) False
45.  Men who rely on women to support their masculinity feel powerless compared to their female partner.
A) True
B) False
46.  Solution focused therapy emphasizes strengths and potential.
A) True
B) False
47.  When working with the batterer, the goal of protecting the spouse is placed in the background.
A) True
B) False
48.  The best approaches to treating the batterer emphasize client centered respect and provide psychosocial information.
A) True
B) False
49.  In some cases, failing to take allegations of violence seriously can lead to further violence.
A) True
B) False
50.  There is no single cause for domestic violence.
A) True
B) False
51.  It is unquestionably true that domestic violence is highly corelated with poverty.
A) True
B) False
52.  A higher percentage of females report and seek medical help for domestic abuse.
A) True
B) False
53.  Gender plays a role in abusive intimate relationships.
A) True
B) False
54.  The male perpetrator of domestic violence acts solely out of anger.
A) True
B) False
55.  Men who abuse women always do so because they lose control.
A) True
B) False
56.  The Public Health approach to domestic violence is through prevention.
A) True
B) False
57.  The moral and political issues of domestic violence in the world can be easily resolved.
A) True
B) False
58.  Stalking causes pervasive and intense human suffering.
A) True
B) False
59.  A stalker always loves the woman he pursues.
A) True
B) False
60.  In the United States stalkers are very rarely violent toward the victim or their children.
A) True
B) False
61.  Nearly all victims of stalkers maintain their daily routine, do not take safety precautions, nor move or change jobs.
A) True
B) False
62.  Nearly all Intimate Partner Violence is reported to the police.
A) True
B) False
63.  Children of abused mothers are much more likely to be harmed than children whose mothers are not abused.
A) True
B) False
64.  Women with a history of Intimate Partner Violence are less likely to have substance abuse, alcoholism or suicide attempts.
A) True
B) False
65.  The prevalence of Intimate Partner Abuse varies by ethnicity.
A) True
B) False
66.  Domestic violence is reinforced by cultural values and beliefs.
A) True
B) False
67.  Until the 70s women who were raped or suffered violence in their home had no formal place to go for safety.
A) True
B) False
68.  A legislative and judicial mandate began the process of providing safe houses for battered women.
A) True
B) False
69.  Faith based communities have helped provide programs and services to women who are victims of domestic violence.
A) True
B) False
70.  Victims of domestic violence deserve the violence they experience.
A) True
B) False

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