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  • States have what is referred to as a legal “age of consent” to protect young people from being sexually exploited by adults

    True False
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    States have what is referred to as a legal “age of consent” to protect young people from being sexually exploited by adults
    The answer is true. You answered it correctly!incorrectly!

    Although some young people may feel they are mature enough to engage in a sexual relationship, others may lack the emotional development to deal with this or to feel confident enough to say “no.” Therefore, various countries around the world, and all of the states in the U.S.A., have come up with their own age of consent • the age at which is young person is considered to be legally able to understand and agree to consensual sex.

  • All information given to a mental health professional will be held confidentially

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    All information given to a mental health professional will be held confidentially
    The answer is false. You answered it correctly!incorrectly!

    Psychotherapy is a private process that often involves the discussion of very sensitive issues, so the information discussed is usually kept between the therapist and client. However, there are a few exceptions. Confidentiality can be broken if the client is believed to be a danger to him- or herself, or if the client is threatening to harm another person. In addition, most states require therapists to report suspected child abuse to the appropriate authorities. Although this is not often done, a court can compel a therapist to testify about what is discussed in therapy. Finally, if you are involved in a court case and your lawyer introduces your state-of-mind in a trial, your therapy records may then be an open book in trial.

  • If I don’t have health insurance there is no way I can get medical or mental health care.

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    If I don’t have health insurance there is no way I can get medical or mental health care.
    The answer is false. You answered it correctly!incorrectly!

    Many states have programs that provide insurance assistance for those with no or little insurance. In New Jersey, a person could apply to Charity Care to see if they qualify for insurance assistance. In addition, there are many mental health and medical facilities around the country that offer no-cost or low-cost treatment for those who are uninsured or underinsured.

  • The more education a person has, the more earning potential that person will have.

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    The more education a person has, the more earning potential that person will have.
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    The U.S. Census Bureau reports that higher levels of education are closely associated with higher average earnings for workers aged 25-64. In 2007, reported earnings were as follows: $7,601 - $20,689 for those with less than a high school diploma, an average salary of $47,240 for those with a four-year degree, and an average of $90,000 for those with a professional degree.

  • A lack of participation in extracurricular activities increases the risk for a student to drop out of school.

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    A lack of participation in extracurricular activities increases the risk for a student to drop out of school.
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    Even one hour a week of extracurricular activity involvement can have a profound impact on graduation rates. Other risk factors for dropping out include having parents who did not complete high school and having low test scores and low grades.

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