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Counseling Adolescent Girls
by Patricia H. Davis
© 1996. (Augsburg Fortress Press: Minneapolis, MN)
All rights reserved [112 pages].
[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive
4 hours of Continuing Education credit.]


Chapter 1: Starting From Behind (p 17-28)
1. In high school, ___ percent of girls have been grabbed, touched or pinched in a sexual way.
a. 15
b. 25
c. 45
d. 65

2. Adolescent girls score lower than boys on
a. SAT and ACT tests.
b. College Board Achievement tests.
c. the Graduate Record Exam.
d. all of the above.

Chapter 2: Girls’ Psychology ( 29-38)
3. In Carol Gilligan’s studies, older adolescent girls discovered the truth that caring for others requires
a. economic and social resources.
b. negative resistance.
c. knowledge.
d. compliance.

4. In regard to an adolescent girl’s private underground world, the author advises caregivers to
a. eavesdrop on conversations.
b. read notes written to other teen friends.
c. respect her right to have secrets.
d. encourage her to “tell all.”

Chapter 3: Girls’ Spirituality (p 39-49)
5. Caregivers should promote an image of God that is
a. wholly transcendent.
b. wholly immanent.
c. both transcendent and immanent.
d. female, not male.

Chapter 4: Girls in Families (p 50-65)
6. If a mother has an eighth-grade daughter that refuses to attend Sunday school, listens to loud music and refuses to wear dresses to church, a youth minister should
a. talk to the girl in order to persuade her to attend Sunday school.
b. help the mother see that she is losing touch with her daughter.
c. help the mother try to change her parenting style.
d. help the mother view these behaviors as normal, harmless statements of identity.

7. Youth leaders can minister to girls who are “heroines” by telling them
a. how good they are.
b. to relax and be adventurous.
c. what good role models they are.
d. how responsible they are.

Chapter 5: Violence Against Girls (p 66-81)
8. The author believes that incest
a. is never the victim’s fault.
b. is not the mother’s fault.
c. should be reported.
d. all of the above.

9. In the case of either incest or any form of violence, the single most important step a caregiver can take is
a. initiating family therapy.
b. rehabilitating the perpetrator.
c. ensuring the girl’s safety.
d. bringing the perpetrator to justice.

Chapter 6: Special Problems (p 82-95)
10. Which is NOT a cause of eating disorders?
a. biochemical processes
b. family perfectionism
c. cultural pressures on women to be thin
d. low income