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Attacks on the credibility of abuse survivors are not justified by research

June 21st, 2019 Comments off

From an important new article in the Guardian by Michael Salter:

[S]cientific studies find that children are far less suggestible than we have been led to believe. Brain imaging studies have identified the neurological mechanisms involved in the process of forgetting and then recalling sexual abuse as an adult.

Delayed disclosure and amnesia are now understood as normal coping mechanisms in response to abuse.