Link – The #1 Reason Children Recant Abuse Allegations

“In approximately 23% of child abuse cases, children recant (take-back) allegations of abuse. Research has been conducted to better understand why children do this: the #1 reason children recant abuse allegations is their primary, non-offending caregiver (which in the vast majority of cases is the mother) DOES NOT believe them.”

Makes sense to me, as a child if I go out on a limb by disclosing what is happening and there is the slightest indication that doing so will lead not to it stopping, but to further problems, I’m going to take it back pretty fast. Disclosing to one parent, and getting an indication that they don’t support me isn’t going to make me want to go forward.

The #1 Reason Children Recant Abuse Allegations

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