# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Mental Health Assisting Careers Task 144308022

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain the assault cycle.


Explanation should include
  • stages of the assault cycle
  • appropriate response for the MHT during each stage of the assault cycle.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What comprises assaultive behavior?
  • How can "processing" decrease a patient’s anger?
  • During the escalation phase, what behavior might the patient exhibit?
  • How might the mental healthcare team respond to a patient in the crisis phase?
  • During what phase does the patient regain complete emotional control?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

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Medical Terminology


Knowledge Test: Behavioral Health


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