Unit 5 Quiz

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  1. There are a few indicators which have been strongly associated with lethal violence. Three of these are considered "red flags," which should raise concern if any one is present. Those three are which of the following (check all that apply):
    1.  a. Threats to use a weapon or prior use of a weapon against victim
    2.  b. Recent separation from abuser after living together
    3.  c. Access to weapons
    4.  d. Victim's belief that abuser might try to kill her/him
    5.  e. Threats to kill victim or children
    6.  f. Prior choking or attempted choking of victim
    7.  g. Obsessive jealousy and/or control of most of victim's daily activities
    8.  h. Abuser's unemployment
    9.  i. Abuser's suicide attempts
    10.  j. Victim has a child that abuser knows is not his/hers.

  2. All of the options in question 1 are part of the abbreviated Danger Assessment Scale. In addition to those danger indicators, which of the following are risk factors for re-abuse? Check all that apply.
    1.  a. Prior serious assaults (punching, kicking, beating)
    2.  b. Increase in severity and frequency of assaults
    3.  c. Victim's pregnancy
    4.  d. Abuser never finished high school
    5.  e. Abuser's history of substance abuse and/or mental illness

  3. Protective factors are associated with safety, given the presence of risk factors. Which of the following are thought to be protective factors? Check all that apply.
    1.  a. Survivor's social connections
    2.  b. Survivor's employment
    3.  c. Survivor's past ability to protect self and children
    4.  d. Abuser's employment

  4. Encouraging a client to respond to the Danger Assessment Scale is an effective way to help women assess their level of lethal risk.
    1.  a. true
    2.  b. false

  5. In assessing a client's safety, it is more important to assess risk factors than protective factors.
    1.  a. true
    2.  b. false

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