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Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting

1.  How many states require all citizens to report suspected abuse or neglect, regardless of profession.
A) 3
B) 5
C) 18
D) 35
2.  The standards used to determine under what circumstances a mandatory reporter should make a report vary from State to State.
A) True
B) False
3.  All jurisdictions have provisions in statute to maintain the confidentiality of abuse and neglect records.
A) True
B) False
4.  Every child has a right to adequate care and supervision and to be free from abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
A) True
B) False
5.  Most children are best cared for in their own family.
A) True
B) False
6.  When parents cannot or will not fulfill their responsibilities to protect their children, CPS has the right and obligation to intervene directly on the children's behalf.
A) True
B) False
7.  To best protect a child's overall well-being, agencies want to assure that children move to permanency as quickly as possible.
A) True
B) False
8.  A safety plan is developed whenever it is determined that the child is at risk of imminent harm.
A) True
B) False
9.  The more comprehensive the information provided by the reporter, the more experienced caseworkers are able to determine the appropriateness of the report for CPS intervention.
A) True
B) False
10.  The decision to accept a child abuse report is based on the law, agency policy, and information about the characteristics of the case.
A) True
B) False
11.  CPS's primary concern should be to establish whether the child is safe, pending face-to-face contact by the agency or another professional trained in assessing safety.
A) True
B) False
12.  While State statutes vary, most CPS professionals agree that children under the age of 8 who are left alone are being neglected.
A) True
B) False
13.  Safety is an issue throughout the life of a case.
A) True
B) False
14.  Educational neglect is a refusal to allow or failure to obtain recommended remedial education services or neglect in obtaining or following through with treatment for a child's diagnosed learning disorder or other special education need without reasonable cause.
A) True
B) False
15.  The removal of a family member has a dramatic affect on the feelings, behaviors, and functioning of individual family members and the family as a whole.
A) True
B) False
16.  Exposing a child to chronic or extreme spouse abuse or other domestic violence is considered emotional abuse.
A) True
B) False
17.  Placement outside the family often negatively affects the child's emotional well-being.
A) True
B) False
18.  Comprehensive family assessments identify individual and family strengths and protective factors.
A) True
B) False
19.  In most cases, it may be helpful to interview children separately from their parents.
A) True
B) False
20.  Clinical supervision is vital to reinforce what is covered in formal training as well as to provide guidance to caseworkers.
A) True
B) False
21.  The service plan should be clear as to what services will be provided, how they will be accessed, and the specific responsibilities of the family members and the worker along with other service providers.
A) True
B) False