HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE
The following articles and tests are designed to provide psychiatrists with continuing medical education opportunities. Category 1 credits can be earned by reading the material and successfully answering the quiz at the end of this issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages at the back of the issue.
To assist you in studying the material, the Pre-Test below indicates some of the areas ?? be covered, and will enable you to challenge your present knowledge of these subjects before reading further.
Reports of child abuse have grown dramatically in the past decade. In this edition of Psychiatric Annals, the problems of child abuse and child sexual abuse are considered, including discussions on the psychological impact on the future development of the child, the role of the family in child abuse, and the psychiatric evaluation of the sexually abused child. The difficulties in distinguishing valid from fabricated reports of child abuse are particularly emphasized.
1. Which of the following groups are most commonly involved in sexual abuse of children according to national studies?
A. Fathers and stepfathers.
B. Stranger abusers.
C. Uncles and older brothers.
D. Child care workers.
2. The growth in reported cases of child sexual abuse in the last decade has been:
3. The percentage of abused children who themselves grow up to be abusive parents is approximately: