Category Archive: ‘ High Conflict Divorce’

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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WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE AN ALIENATED PARENT

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE AN ALIENATED PARENT Perhaps the worst thing that could happen to a parent is the loss of a child. The death of a child brings grieving that has no words, tears that never end, and a hole in a parent’s heart that will never mend. Death is not the […]

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Unconscious Transmission of Trauma in Young Children Alleging Sexual Abuse

Unconscious Transmission of Trauma in Young Children Alleging Sexual Abuse             A growing number of sexual abuse allegations in young children occur every day in the context of high conflict divorce or custody cases. These cases cost taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars each year, and countless hours of legal and mental health professionals’ time […]

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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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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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