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Child Abuse, Neglect, and Maltreatment

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1. The CDC defines child maltreatment as any act or series of acts of commission or omission by a parent or caregiver that results in:

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2. A single mother of three school-aged children is self-employed as a housekeeper. The oldest child, a 10-year-old, frequently misses school so that she can go to work with her mother or stay at home with the younger children when they are sick. According to the CDC definition of child maltreatment, the mother’s treatment of her 10-year-old would be considered:

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3. In some states, a maltreated child may include a person up to the age of 21 under what circumstances?

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4. A child witness of domestic violence may develop posttraumatic stress disorder and demonstrate:

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5. A female high-school student who lives in a “safe-haven” state is 8-1/2 months pregnant. She confides to the school nurse that she doesn’t want the baby. The nurse explains that the state’s “safe-haven” law would allow the girl to:

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6. Which parental characteristic places a child at risk for abuse?

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7. A mother brings her 2-month-old female baby into the emergency department at 10 p.m. She tells the triage nurse that the baby has been vomiting ever since dinnertime. The nurse notes a bruise on the baby’s right temple, and the mother explains that the baby hit her head on the doorframe while being carried earlier that day. Which statement describes an accurate nursing assessment by the triage nurse?

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8. The mother of a male baby reports that the baby was subdued when she picked him up from the babysitter the previous evening, and his lethargy has worsened over the past eight hours. The triage nurse suspects possible abusive head trauma when observing which other sign or symptom?

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9. Which is a true statement about child sexual abuse?

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10. What is an indicator that a female adolescent may be a victim of sex trafficking?

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11. A single mother who lives in poverty with her three school-age children frequently needs to send the children to school in soiled clothing and without showering. The school nurse alerts the district social worker that the children all smell bad and have worn the same clothes to school every day for the past week. The social worker’s investigation finds that the children are not neglected because:

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12. When child sexual abuse is suspected, the best way to question a child is to:

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13. Potentially, the most serious consequence of a mandated reporter’s willful failure to report a case of suspected child abuse is:

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14. A social worker or police officer may place a child into protective custody without a court order or parental consent:


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