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Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse, Neglect, and Maltreatment

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  • You must score 70% or better to pass this test.
  • Select one answer for each question.
  • Review your selections before submitting the test for grading.
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1. According to the CDC, which one of the following is an act of omission?

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2. The Federal Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act defines a child as a person who is:

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3. Emotional abuse can be more difficult to identify than other forms of abuse because:

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

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5. A father decides to relinquish his 1-month-old infant to a safe haven. In order to do so, the father should know that:

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6. A mother brings her 2-month-old female baby to the infant’s pediatric medical practice. She tells the triage nurse that the baby has been crying since yesterday afternoon after having fallen and “bumped her tummy and legs on some furniture.” The nurse notes a bruise on the baby’s abdomen that is in the shape of a small belt buckle. The area around the bruise is slightly swollen. Which statement validates the nurse’s suspicions that the baby has been abused?

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

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

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9. Which is considered a physical indicator of child sexual abuse?

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

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11. A recommended practice for taking good forensic photographs of suspected abuse is to:

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12. Which is a true statement about the reporting of child abuse?

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13. “Reasonable cause” to suspect child abuse or maltreatment requires:

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14. Which is a true statement regarding reporting suspected child abuse?

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15. When a mandated reporter fails to report suspected child abuse or maltreatment, it is important to know that:


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