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Identifying Mental Health and Substance Abuse Problems of Children and Youth - Part 2

Supplement 1: Child Welfare

1. According to this paper, an estimated 267,000 children were removed from their homes in 2008 as a result of child maltreatment investigations.

A. True

B. False


2. When working with abused and/or neglected children and adolescents, a best practice is ___________.

A. prompt screening

B. immediate reporting

C. getting the child or youth back into the family setting as soon as possible


3. A joint policy statement of AACAP and CWLA recommends that screenings should occur when a child or adolescent enters foster care and every time there is a change in placement.

A. True

B. False


Supplement 2: Early Care and Education

4. It is estimated that 70 percent to 80 percent of children with significant developmental and behavioral difficulties have already had problems identified by the time they enter kindergarten.

A. True

B. False


5. This paper states that Children in early care and education settings should be screened at minimum _________________.

A. every two years

B. once a year

C. twice a year


6. It can be helpful to use both a parent version and a teacher version of a screening tool to develop a more detailed and multidimensional picture of the child.

A. True

B. False


Supplement 3: Family, Domestic Violence, and Runaway Shelters

7. According to this paper, of children and adolescents ages 6–17 who are homeless __________ compared to about 20% of other youths.

A. almost 33 percent has at least one major mental health disorder that interferes with daily activities

B. close to 50 percent has problems with anxiety, depression, or withdrawal

C. more than 33 percent manifest delinquent and aggressive behavior

D. All of the above

E. A and C above


8. Psychological trauma is one of the most pressing mental health issues for many children and adolescents in shelters.

A. True

B. False


Supplement 4: Juvenile Justice

9. Which of the following information statements is made in this section of the paper regarding youths in the juvenile justice system?

A. Youths from certain racial and ethnic groups are disproportionately represented in the juvenile justice system compared to their representation in the country as a whole.

B. Many of these youths have committed only minor offenses.

C. A small percentage of these youths have not committed any offense.

D. All of the above

E. B and C above


10. Justice facilities should have protections in place so that ________________.

A. Information provided by youths in an intake screen cannot be used in support of current or future charges

B. Facilities do not ask questions by which youths may self-incriminate

C. A and B above


Supplement 5: Mental Health and Substance Abuse

11. Things that can help to identify and treat children and youth with both mental health and substance use problems include:

A. Cross training mental health and substance abuse professionals

B. Using screening tools to help clinicians identify co-occurring disorders efficiently

C. Using screening tools to gather information from informants other than the children and adolescents themselves, particularly regarding externalized problems

D. All of the above

E. A and B above


Supplement 6: Primary Care

12. Primary care providers participating in state Medicaid child health programs through the Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program are legally required to provide comprehensive health screening services.

A. True

B. False


Supplement 7: Schools and Out-of-School Programs

13. Schools will have greater success if they obtain consensus and community support for the goals of an identification initiative.

A. True

B. False


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