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Mass Violence and Behavioral Health

1. Following incidents of mass violence, mental health interventions such as Psychological First Aid, debriefing, accelerated resolution therapy, Skills for Psychological Recovery, and social support are most useful during which stage?

A. Acute phase

B. Intermediate phase

C. Long-term phase

D. All of the above


2. Mass violence can result in a wide range of reactions that depend on which main factor?

A. The directness and severity of the exposure.

B. The presence of pre-disaster risk factors.

C. The post-disaster environment.

D. All of the above.


3. Long-term reactions to an incident of mass violence or other traumatic experience usually are reported among a larger number of individuals than immediate reactions.

A. True

B. False


4. The least resilient are:

A. Females

B. Those with lower levels of education

C. Minority ethnicities

D. Children and adolescents


5. Children commonly implicate themselves in causing or worsening human-caused violence, which might result in feelings of shame and guilt as well as self-blame.

A. True

B. False


6. Psychological debriefing may:

A. Strengthen the memories of the traumatic event.

B. Impair the natural recovery process.

C. Worsen the symptoms.

D. All of the above.


7. The first level of intervention in children is through linking mental health services with schools, parents, extended families, and peers.

A. True

B. False


8. For adolescents, playing an active role in the relief effort and helping others:

A. Enhances self-efficacy

B. Allows them a sense of greater mastery of their situation

C. Both (A) and (B)

D. None of the above


9. Individuals with mental health issues are responsible for most incidents of mass violence.

A. True

B. False


10. Resilience indicates:

A. Complete absence of any psychological symptoms following a traumatic event.

B. The ability to return to pre-trauma levels of functioning.

C. Both (A) and (B).

D. None of the above.


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