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Spousal / Partner Abuse

Nearly one-third of homicides in the United States are committed by intimate partners:

True False

In what age group are women three times more likely to suffer intimate partner abuse:

16-24 18-26 30-40 41-50

Physical symptoms that are red flags indicating possible intimate partner abuse include:

Chronic pain Swelling of the eyes Split lip Signs of choking on the throat All of the above

The abuser in a relationship:

Is easily detectable Is just as often female as male Often uses abuse as a way to exert control over another Is usually a wealthy old man who owns his home

Victims of spousal/partner abuse:

Are at fault for the abuse Find it easy to leave the abusive relationship Are mostly women Usually think pretty highly of themselves

Healthcare professionals should only focus on the issues of violence with victims of spousal-partner abuse:

True False

Battered women contacting domestic violence services were likely to:

Be seriously depressed Have impaired physical functioning as well as injuries Have fewer positive social relationships and activities All of the above

The leading cause of death among African American Women ages 15 – 45 is:

Domestic violence homicides Car accidents Heart attacks Natural disasters

Many Latina victims of spousal abuse will not go to the police because:

They may have difficulty speaking English Economic status Established male/female roles All of the above

Partner abuse occurs as often in same-gender relationships as in heterosexual relationships:

True False

According to the report by the Women's Task Force in San Francisco, what percentage of Asian immigrants who experienced domestic violence had ever sought help from the police or a battered women's shelter:

2% 5% 15% 25%

Asian immigrants who are victims of spousal abuse are hesitant to go to the police or other agencies because:

Fear brought over from family interaction with authorities in their native countries Traditions emphasizing respect for and subservience to person in authority (the husband) Getting outside assistance results in a loss of respect and status for individuals and the family. All of the above

The cycle of violence usually occurs in this sequence:

Tension Building – Violent Episode – Reconciliation Violent Episode-Tension Building-Reconciliation Reconciliation – Violent Episode – Tension Building

Without intervention the cycle of violence will:

Eventually exhaust itself with continuously decreasing violence Spiral into more frequent and severe episodes of violence Become extinct

After an abusive incident the vicitim can be confident that the abuser will keep their promise to never again abuse the victim again:

True False

Service providers must assess whether the victim’s biospsychosocial functioning may impede the carrying out of a safety plan:

True False

A safety plan includes the following except:

Finding a room with exits when arguments occur in case of violence. Keeping change on them at all times. Establishing safe people to contact. Keeping weapons available to fight off the abuser. Establishing code words with friends or family so they know when to call for help.

The police can help victims of abuse in which of the following ways:

Help them and their children leave safely Arrest the abuser Provide information of programs and shelters Investigate and make a report that can be used in court. All of the above.

The purpose of a safety plan is to do the following except:

Prevent abuse from occurring Provide a plan of escape when violence is imminent. Protect the victim and any children from harm. Help a victim feel comfortable living in an abusive relationship.

Intervention strategies for spousal/partner abuse include all of the following except:

Developing a safety plan Broadening resources Prioritizing and setting goals Blaming the victim for the abuse

Domestic violence is the use of intentional emotional, psychological, sexual, or physical force by one family member or intimate partner to control another.

True False

What percentage of female trauma patients (excluding traffic accident victims) have been victims of domestic violence?

5% 15% 30%

Violence between intimate partners tends to decrease in frequency and severity over time.

True False

An individual who grows up in a violent family atmosphere is:

More likely to be a victim or perpetrator of abuse. Less likely to be a victim or perpetrator of abuse. There is no correlation.

What percentages of men who commit acts of domestic violence have substance abuse problems?

0-25% 25-50% 50-75%

Which of the following can contribute to Domestic Violence?

Societal norms that excuse violence towards women. Substance abuse. Witnessing violence in the home as a child. All of the above.

Batterers and Victims are often compelled to seek substance abuse treatment to deal with issues related to abuse.

True False

Failure to address domestic violence issues interferes with the effectiveness of substance abuse treatment and contributes to relapse.

True False

An abusive partner may sabotage a victim’s treatment by:

Threatening them when they seek help. Manipulating them to use alcohol or drugs with them. Withholding of financial support. All of the above.

Which of these is not important in the recovery from a substance use disorder?

Improved self-esteem. Improved sense of competence. Improved driving ability. Improved ability to make sound decisions.

Why do partners of batterers sometimes “enable: their partners substance use?

The batterer is more violent when sober. The victim feels their behavior is the cause of the violence. Reinforcement by partners, friends and family that the abuse is the victims fault. All of the above.

The disagreements between experts in the fields of substance abuse and domestic violence can inhibit the exchange of essential information to the detriment of the client's recovery.

True False

Which is not part of the primary focus of substance abuse treatment?

To interrupt the cycle of violence. To initiate the recovery process. To reinforce skills needed to stay sober or abstinent.

Which is not part of the primary focus of domestic violence programs?

Seek to interrupt the cycle of violence. Sobriety and abstinence. To increase the victim's safety through information and resources.

What inhibits a victim from leaving the abuser?

Financial constraints. Fear the abuser will harm family members. Fear the abuser will harass, stalk or even kill them. All of the above.

Three primary focuses for those who are victims of domestic violence include:

Ensuring her safety. Validating and believing her. Identifying her options. All of the above.

Childhood sexual abuse has been associated with a higher risk for "revictimization" later in life

True False

Which of the following significantly increases the chance of the victim being killed by their abuser?

A poorly prepared meal. A dirty home. Leaving the abuser.

What issues below are health concerns for the battered woman?

Pregnancy HIV Infection. Other sexually transmitted diseases. All of the above.

Which is true in the treatment for substance abuse issues versus being a victim of domestic violence?

The client should assume responsibility for being battered, but not for their substance abuse. The client should assume responsibility for their substance abuse, but not for being battered. The client should not take responsibility for either issue. The client should take responsibility for both issues.

Which of the following is not identified as a reason for an individual to continue their drug use:

For improved dental health. To maintain a relationship. To please a partner. To share a common activity.

In the Kemp, 1991 study, what percentage of battered women were shown to have PTSD?

10% 33% 65% 84%

Domestic violence survivors may have greater difficulty than substance users to:

Establish ties. Make new friends. Build a new life. All of the above.

Children of domestic violence survivors may display:

Strong feelings of grief and loss. Abandonment and Betrayal Rage and Guilt All of the above

Treatment providers should not report child abuse if they feel it will betray the trust of their client.

True False

Which of the following is true:

The violent behavior of a batterer client can interfere with his treatment for substance abuse. Substance abuse can interfere with interventions aimed at changing violent behavior. Both are true. Neither are true.

What percentage of defendant accused of murdering their spouses have been drinking alcohol at the time?

20% 50% 70% 90%

Which of the following is not an identified factor correlated with spousal abuse?

Substance abuse Short hair Depression Low income

What group cluster of batterers is considered the most violent?

What group cluster of batterers is considered the most violent? Antisocial batterers Sociopathic batterers

What type of batterer does Dutton describe as “perfectionistic” and “domineering.”

Psychopathic Over-controlled Cyclical/emotionally volatile

A crisis situation is more likely a prime opportunity to intervene with a client who is which of the following?

A substance abuser A batterer

Which of the following is information to elicit regarding the relationship between substance use and violent behavior?

What substances are used before the violence. What feelings precede and accompany the use of drugs and alcohol. Are drugs or alcohol used to recover from the violent incident. All of the above.

It is recommended that all clients who present for substances abuse be questioned about domestic violence.

True False

What is the most obvious indicator of domestic violence?

Emotional outbursts Physical Injuries Anger Timidity and fear

When questioning a potential victim of domestic violence the person should interview the person with who else present:

A friend A family member Nobody, it should be private Law enforcement

What are reasons that a victim may deny the presence of violence:

Lack of trust of how information will be used. Fear of losing children All of the above

Which of the following is not a sign of possible child abuse:

Bedwetting and sexual acting out Special closeness between child and adults in the house. Enjoying sports Historical involvement of CPS with people in the home.

Batterers intervention programs do not exist because:

Batterers should be thrown in jail and not treated. There is not hope for a batterer to change. Actually, such programs do exist.

The full dimensions of a domestic violence case are usually:

The full dimensions of a domestic violence case are usually: Take time to emerge. Never come out and questioning about them is useless.

VAWA stands for:

A law passed in Virginia and Washington. The Violence Against Women Act. The Violation Against Work Act.