Mandated Child/Adult Abuse Reporting

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Mandated Child/Adult Abuse Reporting


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  • 1. 
    Unit 1 - Outcomes of abuse: Multiple exposures to child sexual abuse, child physical abuse, or emotional abuse can result in:
    • A. 

      Disrupted neurodevelopment

    • B. 

      Social, emotional and cognitive impairment

    • C. 

      Adoption of high risk health behaviors

    • D. 

      Disease, disability and social problems, Early death

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    Unit 1 -  Outcomes of abuse:In one study, children in special education where 3.4 times more likely to have been reported to CPS or Law Enforcement as victims of abuse than typical children
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Unit 1 - Outcomes of abuse:Severely or profoundly mentally retarded children are at less risk for sexual abuse than mildly or moderately mentally retarded children?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    Unit 1 - Outcomes of abuse:Outcomes for adult victims may include:
    • A. 

      Delayed disclosure

    • B. 

      PTSD

    • C. 

      Repeated victimization

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 5. 
    Unit 2 - Indicators of abuse:Children living in a home where there is domestic violence, animal abuse or where there have been reports of other children being abused may also be at risk for abuse.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Unit 2 - Indicators of abuse:Failing to routinely ask adults if they are safe may result in repeated victimization.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Unit 2 - Indicators of abuse:If a child with a developmental disability displays sudden, sexualized behavior or other concerning behaviors outside the norm, and there are suspected protective  issues, the child must disclose abuse before CPS can make a referral to one of the two Children’s Advocacy Centers for an evaluation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Unit 2 - Indicators of abuse:Mrs. Smith calls her SDRC Service Coordinator to cancel her in home Autism treatment services. She states her husband doesn’t want the ABA providers in the house. There have been concerns about domestic violence based on the observations of ABA and SDRC staff of Mr. Smith verbally abusing Mrs. Smith on several occasions while the children were present. Report emotional abuse to CPS: the children have been exposed to emotional abuse and the father’s controlling behavior is another indication that the family may be at risk
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Unit 2 - Indicators of abuse:A consumer who has previously managed her or his money satisfactorily suddenly isn’t paying bills or has no spending money may be a victim of a financial crime
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Unit 3 - Prevention:Asking parents how they handle predictable developmental challenges such as toileting accidents or “disobedience”, and asking if they have talked with their children about personal safety are examples of:
    • A. 

      Anticipatory Guidance

    • B. 

      Questions to ask high risk parents

    • C. 

      Questions to ask all parents

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Unit 3 - Prevention:Mrs. Green picked up her daughter from a supervised visit with her father. The court ordered visitation monitor is the paternal grandmother. Grandma was at the store and the child was alone with her father. Which statement in not correct?
    • A. 

      There is nothing Mrs. Green can do. The grandmother is the court appointed visitation monitor

    • B. 

      Mrs. Green can ask to see the Grandmother’s business license. If she doesn’t have one Mrs. Green can ask the Family Court for a new visitation monitor

    • C. 

      Mrs. Green can report this incident to the family court and ask for a new visitation monitor

  • 12. 
    Unit 4 - Barriers to Evaluation and Treatment: Mary is 16 and has a diagnosis of moderate mental retardation. The special education bus driver has admitted to having sexual intercourse with Mary but he stated Mary indicated she wanted to be his girl friend. No criminal charges were filed.Which statement is not true?
    • A. 

      An adult has committed statutory rape of a minor

    • B. 

      According to the law, this was a consensual act

    • C. 

      This is an example of blaming the victim

  • 13. 
    Unit 4: Barriers to Evaluation and Treatment: John, age 9 and Susie, age 8 are SDRC consumers. They were found on the school grounds by a security guard, who stated they were engaged in oral genital contact. They were taken to the principal who suspended them for not being in class. When Susie got home she told her mother who called the police. Susie had a forensic interview and medical examination at the local Children’s Advocacy Center where she gave a history of ongoing victimization by John.
    • A. 

      Ignoring a possible red flag that either/both children might be victims of sexual abuse.

    • B. 

      Not asking either child if they were safe

    • C. 

      All of the above

  • 14. 
    Unit 4: Barriers to Evaluation and Treatment:Jack is 15 and has a diagnosis of mild mental retardation. He is grounded by his step father for not doing his chores. Jack then disclosed long term abuse by the step father to a mandated reporter. Jack may be making a false report in retaliation for being grounded, or he may be making a delayed disclosure of abuse. Which statement is true?
    • A. 

      The mandated reporter should try to find out more about Jack and his stepfather

    • B. 

      The mandated reporter’s obligation is to report immediately.

  • 15. 
    Unit 5 - Resources: An evidence-based treatment for children exposed to abuse or neglect is
    • A. 

      Play therapy

    • B. 

      Trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy

    • C. 

      Rebirthing therapy

  • 16. 
    Unit 5 - Resources:You have reported ongoing neglect of siblings in your caseload on at least one previous occasion. To your knowledge, no action was taken and the situation is getting worse. You have had calls from the child’s teacher and the mother’s ILS worker about the care of the children. In addition to reporting again you could
    • A. 

      Ask that the case be reviewed by the SDRC CAART Team

    • B. 

      Check with the CPS Hotline to see if there is an open case and if so talk to the assigned worker

    • C. 

      All of the above

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 17. 
    Unit 5 - Resources:Jeff is 14, has a history of having been sexually abused, is a dependant of the court and lives in a group home. Paul, another consumer in the group home is 13 and has accused Jeff of sexually abusing him. The group home has submitted a SIR and a report has been made to CPS. Neither Jeff nor Paul has been referred for counseling, although you have suggested this to CPS and the group home on two occasions. You should:
    • A. 

      Consult with Clinical Services to obtain a counseling referral for Jeff and Paul to address sexual behavior problems.

    • B. 

      Call a Planning Team Meeting that includes Jeff’s and Paul’s CPS workers and the group home management to address getting the boys into counseling

    • C. 

      Follow up with the group home to be sure recommendations for managing the concerning sexual behaviors are being implemented.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 18. 
    Unit 6 - Mandated Reporting:Which of the following statements is/are true about a mandated reporter?
    • A. 

      They have a legal duty to report child abuse.

    • B. 

      They can be held liable for failure to report child abuse.

    • C. 

      They have immunity from legal actions against them for reporting abuse.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 19. 
    Unit 6 - Mandated Reporting: Healthcare practitioners, social workers, clergy, childcare custodians, firefighters, teachers and mental health providers are all examples of people considered to be mandated reporters.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Unit 6 - Mandated Reporting: As a mandated reporter, you only need to report child abuse if you are sure that an injury is inflicted or that the child is telling the truth.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 21. 
    Unit 6 - Mandated Reorting: What are your legal responsibilities as a mandated reporter?
    • A. 

      You have a legal duty to report if you have a reasonable suspicion of abuse and obtain this knowledge during the course of your work.   

    • B. 

      You are required to prove the abuse and collect evidence.

    • C. 

      You are required to report even if you are not serving in your professional capacity.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 22. 
    Unit 6 - Mandated Reporting: When is corporal punishment considered abuse?
    • A. 

      When it causes internal injuries.  

    • B. 

      When it causes visible external injuries.

    • C. 

      When one use an object other than one’s hand to strike the child.

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 23. 
    Unit 6 - Mandated Reporting: If a parent is homeless and cannot provide three meals a day for their child, they are considered to be a neglectful parent, and you should report them for neglect.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Unit 6 - Mandated Reporting:If you know that another individual or agency has reported abuse, then you are no longer responsible for reporting the abuse of a child.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 25. 
    Unit 6 - Mandated Reporting: If you are told that a child was abused in the past.  Indicate which of the following statements are true.
    • A. 

      You don’t need to report, the statute of limitations has probably expired

    • B. 

      Report. The alleged perpetrator may still have access to children

    • C. 

      Report. The victim may be eligible to Victim of Crime funds for counseling and other crime related expenses if a report is made.

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