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Child Abuse Prevention Training

Course Test


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 1.    It is the sole responsibility of the cabin sponsor to ensure the safety of the campers.
a. True
b. False


 2.    There must be physical contact in order to qualify as sexual abuse.
a. True
b. False


 3.    Studies show that the effects of child abuse often carry over into the child’s adult life and can include:
a. difficulty in forming long-term relationships
b. sexual risk-taking that may lead to contracting sexually transmitted diseases, including AIDS
c. physical complaints and physical symptoms
d. depression, suicidal thoughts, and suicide
e. all of the above


 4.    A child can be a victim of abuse with no outward signs.
a. True
b. False


 5.    A child is much more likely to be abused by a stranger rather than someone they know.
a. True
b. False


 6.   About _________of all sexual abuse of children occurs at the hands of older children, primarily adolescents.
a. 1/3
b. 3/4


 7.   Molesters tend to use three basic strategies: _____, all wrapped in secrecy.
a. Seduction, trickery and force
b. Seduction, trickery and drugs
c. Drugs, force, and bribery


 8.   There is usually little a child can do to resist _______, which is a very infrequent act of abuse.
a. Blame
b. Force
c. Bribery


 9.   The molester who gives gifts or other favors to the interested child is using _____.
a. Blame
b. Bribery
c. Loss of affection


10.  When a child is told that it is their fault that the molestation took place the molester is using ______.
a. Loss of affection
b. Bribery
c. Blame


11.  Without using the three basic strategies listed above, other ways secrecy is maintained during an abusive relationship is ______.
a. Embarrassment
b. Loss of affection
c. Threat
d. All of the above


12.  There must be a difference of five years between persons in order for it to be considered child abuse.
a. True
b. False


13.  The On-site Protection and Prevention Policies are designed for the protection of the campers only.
a. True
b. False


14.  Adults should use extreme care in avoiding _____ encounters between themselves and campers as well as campers with campers.
a. Emotional
b. One-on-One
c. Playful


15.  Adult leaders must respect the _______________of campers in situations such as changing clothes and taking showers at camp, and intrude only to the  extent that health and safety require.
a. Financial situation
b. Privacy
Ethnic background


16.  All discipline at camp should be ________________________.
a. Constructive and positive
b. Avoided
Withheld until they are back home


17.    _____________________ is never a proper form of discipline.
a. Calling the parents
b. Withholding pool time
Corporal punishment


18.  Physical hazing and initiations are allowed as long as they are supervised and do not get out of hand.
a. True
b. False


19.  If a child discloses abuse to you, the most important thing you can do is_____________________.
a. Take good notes
b. Make sure the abuse actually happened
c. Listen to the child


Respond to questions 20 – 23 by selecting the correct response for when a child discloses abuse to you:

20.  You should ________________ the child. Never criticize the child or claim that the child has misunderstood what happened. It is not your responsibility  to determine whether the allegation is true. Children seldom lie about abuse. 
a. Believe
b. Affirm
c. Protect


21.  You should ________________ the child. Children who have been victimized may feel sad, angry, fearful, anxious, and depressed. Accept and  understand the child’s feelings. Avoid telling the child how he or she “should feel.” Rather, emphasize that the child is not to blame for what happened.  Praise him/her for courage and honesty, and promise you will get help.
a. Protect
b. Refer
c. Affirm


22.  You should ________________ the child. Along with the Church Leader, Group Leader or other trusted adult, take the child to a private place.   Discuss the situation only with these individuals.  Try to avoid repeated interviews about the incident.  Never promise that everything will be okay.  You can  promise that you will do what you can to help.
a. Protect
b. Believe
c. Refer


23.  You should ________________ the child. DO NOT attempt to handle the problem alone.  This is important for the well being of the child as well as for  your own protection.  As a child care custodian, you are mandated by the law to report child abuse.
a. Refer
b. Affirm
c. Reassure


24.  In the state of Texas, you must be able to determine beyond a shadow of a doubt that the abuse actually occurred before you are required to report it.
a. True
b. False


25.  If a child discloses abuse to you at camp, the three on-site people that need to be notified immediately are (Choose 3):
a. Church Leader/Minister
b. Group Leader
c. Child’s sibling
d. Camper’s friend
e. Retreat Center Director or his assistant
f. Fellow Sponsor/Counselor



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