Unit 9 Quiz

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  1. In assessing the risk of dangerous violence, when working with someone known to have been abusive, it is important to consider which of the following? Check all that apply.
    1.  a. criminal record
    2.  b. The person's history of serious violence
    3.  c. The person's culture and/or social class
    4.  d. The person's degree of remorse
    5.  e. The person's access to weapons

  2. Which treatment approach for batterers is certified by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health?
    1.  a. Anger management
    2.  b. Long-term psycho-educational groups
    3.  c. Batterers' Anonymous
    4.  d. Psychotherapy

  3. Arrest of an abuser may have unintended negative consequences for the survivor.
    1.  a. True
    2.  b. False

  4. Because many batterers have themselves been victims of abuse or witnessed abuse in their family of origin, psychotherapy is the best intervention to stop the violence.
    1.  a. True
    2.  b. False

  5. When assessing risk in a domestic violence situation, it is important to consider the safety of which of the following (check all that apply):
    1.  a. the victim
    2.  b. children in the family
    3.  c. the social worker

  6. Evidence indicates that those who attend the full batterer intervention program do reduce their violence.
    1.  a. True
    2.  b. False

  7. If you believe someone is at risk of serious injury from a client of yours, you may be legally required to take action for the victim?s protection, and should seek consultation.
    1.  a. True
    2.  b. False

  8. Among individual factors associated with reduced behavioral controls are:
    1.  a. youth
    2.  b. substance abuse
    3.  c. brain damage

  9. When working with an abusive client from a culture other than your own it is wise to:
    1.  a. consult someone who is part of that culture
    2.  b. assume that violence may be normal in that culture

  10. In Massachusetts, the District Attorney will always prosecute a case against a domestic violence perpetrator even if the victim does not want to prosecute.
    1.  a. True
    2.  b. False

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