Category Archive: ‘ Child Sexual Abuse’

EVALUATING FALSE ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN CHILDREN

  EVALUATING CASES OF FALSE ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL ABUSE IN CHILDREN                                                  BY DR. LEIGH M. BAKER A majority of children tell the truth when it comes to allegations of sexual abuse. However, for the minority of children who present with allegations of abuse in high conflict divorce or custody situations, it is often up […]

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Why Children Make False Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Why Children Make False Allegations about Sexual Abuse By Leigh M. Baker, Psy.D.             I recently read a harrowing account of the infamous witch trials in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. For a little over 9 months, this New England settlement was bombarded by allegations of male and female witches flying on their broomsticks to attend […]

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Is Your Preschool Child’s Sex Play Normal?

IS YOUR PRESCHOOLER’S SEX PLAY IS NORMAL Throughout my 28 years of practice I have seen a considerable number of children who engaged in sexual play with other children. Parents bring their children into my office anxious about the possibility that their child was perpetrating sexual abuse or was a victim of abuse. In this […]

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Ask Dr. Leigh: Can survivors of childhood sexual abuse heal?

Ask Dr. Leigh: Healing the Wounds of Sexual Abuse “I am an adult survivor of long term sexual abuse and trauma. 
Is there hope for me that I can ever heal from so much pain?” Over the past twenty-seven years, countless survivors of childhood trauma and sexual abuse have asked me this question. They wonder, […]

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Ask Dr. Leigh: What can I do if I suspect my child is victim of Parental Alienation?

  Ask Dr. Leigh:   What can I do if I suspect my child is a Victim of Parental Alienation?     This question has come to my attention countless times throughout the years. The majority of them have come from fathers, divorced and desperately trying to maintain some type of connection with their children. Others are […]

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