Two Articles By Felicity Goodyear-Smith

February 1996: Distinguishing Between True and False Allegations of Sexual Abuse Part I: Adults Alleging Abuse as Children by Felicity Goodyear-Smith, Vol. 25, No. 2, pages 47-50.

The above article from a New Zealand journal so dated covers many subjects and gives some sound advice, including without independent corroboration, adultsí claims of sexual abuse of kids are no more reliable than those made by the young. It covers such topics as jumping to conclusions, evidence of coaching - ie PARENTAL ALIENATION SYNDROME, and more.

With regard to adult claims, I would say that if anything these are far more unreliable for many reasons. A child accuser may be mistaken or coached, but an adult may have all manner of issues.

March/April 1996: Distinguishing Between True and False Allegations of Sexual Abuse Part II: Allegations Involving Children by Felicity Goodyear-Smith, published in Patient Management, Vol. 25, No. 3/4, pages 61-4.

The above article from a New Zealand magazine so dated is the second part of or second article by the same author found at February 1996, (above).


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