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Which of the following statements is not true regarding relationships between income and health in the U.S.?
The health care needs of the poor are for the most part covered by the Medicaid program.
Which statement is not accurate about the relationship between homelessness and mental illness?
The majority of the homeless are mentally ill
Social workers employed in health care settings are:
Part of a multidisciplinary team of professionals
The concepts of mental health and mental illness are:
difficult to define due to the multiplicity of factors that must be considered
Which of the following groups is over-represented among the homeless?
The mentally ill
Which of the following statements is not true about the systems/ecological framework applied to mental illness?
Environmental factors do not play a role in mental illness
A health care agency which provides preventive services and has a purpose the containment of medical costs is
Health Maintenance Organization of HMO
U.S. health policy extends publicly-funded heath care to:
Those individuals and families who meet eligibility guidelines
Which of the following is not a public heath insurance program?
Blue Cross/Blue shield
The classic stereotype of the homeless individual in America is:
A white male alcoholic who has lost his job and his family to his addiction and is forced to live on the streets.
The state matching rate for the Medicaid program is approximately:
40%
In which conceptualization of poverty is poverty viewed as a form of institutional discrimination?
Poverty as structure
The Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) education and training program was authorized by which piece of legislation?
Civil Rights Act of 1964
To which period of American history do the practices of “warming out” and “passing on” belong?
Colonial America
To which piece of social welfare legislation did the concept of “maximum feasible participation” apply?
Economic Opportunity Act of 1964
The majority of social workers in the U.S. today work as:
Child, family, and school social workers
Three times the amount of money needed in a given location for fair market rent established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is equilvalent to:
A living wage
The two trends largely responsible for the growth in the homeless population in the United States in the past 15 to 20 years are:
Shortage of affordable rental housing and increase in poverty
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was published in 1948 by:
The United Nations
Which of the following is not a factor associated with healthy families:
Adequate financial resources to maintain the family above the poverty guidelines
A family group is defined by:
Any group of individuals who are bonded together through marriage, kinship, adoption, or mutual agreement.
Which of the following is not
considered to be one of the four categories of child maltreatment:
Verbal abuse
Which of the following statements about gay and lesbian parents is true?
They have children who are m ore likely to be gay or lesbian than children of non-gay or lesbian parents.
Which of the following groups of children are least likely to be abused than others?
Children from two-parent families
The American Friends Service Committee, Direct Relief International, Save the Children, and World Vision are examples of which type of organization?
U.S. – based non-governmental organization
All of the following statements are true regarding the relationship between income and health in the U.S.
  • The higher one’s income, the more likely one is to be in good health.
  • The impact of low income on health is especially damaging to infants and children.
  • Uninsured babies are 30% more likely to die or experience serious medical problems at birth than insured babies.
  • The health care needs of the poor are not for the most part covered by the Medicaid program.
All of the following statements about health care in the U.S. are true:
  • The infant mortality rate is among the lowest of any western nation.
  • Infant mortality rates are twice as high in rural areas compared to urban areas.
  • The aging factor will no longer be an issue in the next decades.
Teen pregnancy is a health care concern because teens are at greater risk of giving birth to infants with congenital problems.
TRUE
All of the following are reasons for the extraordinary cost of U.S. health care:
  • increased life expectancy
  • greater availability of expensive medical technology
  • the system of third-party billing
Eligibility for the Medicaid (MediCal) program is based on one’s income.
TRUE
Social workers employed in health care settings are part of a multidisciplinary team of professionals.
TRUE
The concepts of mental health and mental illness are difficult to define due to the multiplicity of factors that must be considered.
TRUE
Thomas Szasz believed that mental health problems are most often caused by problems of living and social stress.
TRUE
Changes in treatment of the mentally ill in the early 1900s received its major impetus from the work of Dorothea Dix.
TRUE
The current revolution in mental health is said to be client/patient rights and consumer groups.
TRUE
All of the following statements are true about alcohol abuse in the United States:
  • The abuse of alcohol is involved in over 67% of child abuse cases, 80% of spouse abuse cases, and 83% of homicides.
  • The abuse of alcohol costs billions of dollars in lost productivity and absenteeism
  • Alcohol abuse is a growing problem among adolescents.
Adolescents as a group in the U.S. have the highest rate of suicide.
TRUE
All of the following are factors directly associated with developmental disabilities:
  • hereditary and fetal developmental factors
  • prenatal factors, such as chemical addiction
  • perinatal factors, such as premature birth
The mentally ill as a group are over-represented among the homeless population.
TRUE
All of the following statements about the relationship between homelessness and mental illness are accurate:
  • Many individuals who are mentally ill and homeless became homeless after being released from mental hospitals without sufficient community resources.
  • Many individuals who are mentally ill and homeless became mentally ill after becoming homeless because of the stress of survival and stigma of being homeless.
  • There is an interactive relationship between homelessness, mental illness, and substance abuse.
All of the following statements about the systems/ecological framework applied to mental illness are true:
  • An individual with a mental illness may be biological predisposed to mental illness.
  • An individual with a mental illness may have suffered from child abuse.
  • Environmental factors play a role in mental illness
  • An individual with a mental illness may have had a parent with a mental health problem.
All of the following statements regarding alcoholism and drug abuse are true:
  • There currently is no consensus in the field of alcohol and drug abuse that addiction is a disease.
  • One reason people use alcohol or drugs is in an effort to self-medicate.
  • Research suggests that there are genetic factors involved in substance abuse.
  • Substance abuse may be behavior learned from family.
A health care agency which provides preventive services and has as a purpose the containment of medical costs is a Health Maintenance Organization or HMO.
TRUE
U.S. health policy extends publicly-funded health care to those individuals and families who meet eligibility guidelines.
TRUE
Social workers in health care settings perform all of the following functions:
  • conducting screening and assessments and offering services such as individual counseling related to illness or death
  • providing case management services
  • representing the hospital in the broader social work community
Only a small amount of health care dollars are spent on prevention.
TRUE
All of the following are public health insurance programs:
  • Medicare
  • Medicaid
  • CHIPS
The state matching rate for the Medicaid program is approximately 40%.
TRUE
AIDS first came to the attention of health care authorities in the early1980s.
TRUE
Over 1 million people have died of AIDS in the United States.
TRUE
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