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1. Persistent attempts to avoid reminders of a traumatic event can be a symptom of posttraumatic stress.
The Correct Answer: True

2. Rebellious behavior is an universal sign of posttraumatic stress.
The Correct Answer: False

3. The length of time symptoms persist is a factor in determining if one has Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
The Correct Answer: True

4. Posttraumatic stress and secondary trauma are other terms for “burn-out.”
The Correct Answer: False

5. Secondary trauma can only occur as a result of long term exposure to others’ traumatic experiences.
The Correct Answer: False

6. Persons who work with or care for traumatized kids/adults can develop the same symptoms as those who directly experience the trauma.
The Correct Answer: True

7. The ability to be empathic can decrease one’s chances of being secondarily traumatized.
The Correct Answer: False

8. A sense of isolation can increase one’s stress reaction.
The Correct Answer: True

9. Short-term reactions to a case (i.e., sleep problems, loss of appetite) are very irregular.
The Correct Answer: False

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