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Child Sexual Abuse

1.  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
2.  Knowledge differential implies that the offender is either older, more developmentally advanced, or more intelligent than the victim.
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 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.  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
9.   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
10.  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
11.  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
12.  The Juvenile Court is responsible for child protection.
A) True
B) False
13.  The Criminal Court is responsible for offender prosecution.
A) True
B) False
14.  The Criminal Court is responsible for offender prosecution.
A) True
B) False
15.  In most cases it is appropriate for the offender to leave the home and for the victim to remain.
A) True
B) False
16.  If the child genuinely does not wish visitation, they should be forced to go.
A) True
B) False
17.  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
18.  The role of the clinician is to help the child understand intellectually and accept emotionally that the child was not responsible for the abuse.
A) True
B) False
19.  Treatment of victimized children needs to include strategies for future protection.
A) True
B) False
20.  The therapist will want to help the mother understand her role in the abuse, if she has had one.
A) True
B) False
21.  When boys are sexually abused, the offender is more often someone outside the family.
A) True
B) False
22.  Improving the mother-child relationship is generally a prerequisite to assisting the mother in being protective of her child in the future.
A) True
B) False
23.  It is wise to make the decision for the mother of the victim regarding reunification with the abusing spouse.
A) True
B) False
24.  When working with the offender the first challenge for the clinician is obtaining a confession of the sexual offenses.
A) True
B) False