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Child Abuse Mandated Reporter Training for New York State
Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse 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. In New York, the definition of child “maltreatment” includes:

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2. 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 maltreated because:

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

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4. Under New York law, a maltreated child may be up to 21 years of age under which situation?

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5. Under the Abandoned Infant Protection Act, parents can avoid criminal prosecution when leaving an infant:

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

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

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11. Mandated reporters are required to make an oral report of suspected child abuse, maltreatment, or neglect to the New York State Central Registry by telephone:

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12. A mandated reporter may take a child into protective custody without court order or parental consent under which circumstance?

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13. Which is a true statement about consequences for failing to report child abuse?


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