Parents, in haste, accused of child abuse…plus other diagnoses that appear like abuse!


In 1974 Congress passed the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act which mandated the reporting and investigating of all allegations of child abuse. Almost immediately, over-zealous watchdogs created problems for loving families. By 1976, about 35% of all child abuse reports were determined to be unfounded. In 1985, that percentage was up to 65% and involved 750,000 children whose alleged abuse did not occur. What a horrible price those families paid because some person with good intentions moved too fast with too little information. (read more and what other diagnoses there are for abuse “symptoms” in infants…

Update April 30, 2013

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