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Child Sexual Abuse

1.  Child protection statutes are concerned with sexual abuse as a condition from which children need to be protected.
A) True
B) False
2.  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
3.  The most common circumstance of sexual abuse is a dyadic relationship, that is, a situation involving one victim and one offender.
A) True
B) False
4.  Sex rings generally are organized by pedophiles.
A) True
B) False
5.  Child Pornography is a Federal crime, and all States have laws against child pornography.
A) True
B) False
6.  Ritual sexual abuse is abuse that occurs in the context of a belief system that, among other tenets, involves sex with children.
A) True
B) False
7.  Clinicians and researchers working in sexual abuse believe that the problem is overreported.
A) True
B) False
8.  Behavioral manifestations of traumatic sexualization constitute a range of hypersexual behaviors as well as avoidance of or negative sexual encounters.
A) True
B) False
9.  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
10.  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
11.  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
12.  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
13.  The Juvenile Court is responsible for child protection.
A) True
B) False
14.  The Criminal Court is responsible for offender prosecution.
A) True
B) False
15.  Victims may gain a sense of mastery over the sexual abuse from testifying.
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.  Treatment of victimized children needs to include strategies for future protection.
A) True
B) False

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