SPECIAL TOPIC Night - "Examining Institutional Abuse" with special co-host Dr Jill Jones-Solderman (PhD, MSW, MSHS), a NAASCA family member. In this series of monthly shows we'll specifically take a look at institutional abuse. ~~ TONIGHT'S TOPIC: The McMartin Case - The Case for Children as Unreliable Reporters of Sexual Abuse ~~ Reporting allegations of Child Sexual Abuse is the dilemma for the protective parent. A child makes a statement and .. "OMG .. What do I do?"!! Parents who report allegations of abuse instantly face accusations of "coaching, brain washing, alienation and revenge, especially if the allegation is against a family member or spouse. The McMartin case, based in California (1983 - 1990), represents ground zero for the formal elaboration of studies by psychologists demonstrating through "laboratory" staging of structured interviews, the manner in which children can be coached, influenced, subject to memory insertion. The new truth, elaborated as scientific certainty, was embraced by the Criminal Justice System. "Child Protective Services" and the Family Courts found another access port to transfer children into the hands of their abusers through engagement in the strong arm tactics of Judicial Discretion and multiple forms of malfeasance and fraud. ~~ NAASCA knows "institutional abuse" is rampant, worldwide, and dramatically effects childhood experience of our youth, frequently causing trauma that lasts a lifetime. Many issues of child abuse involve dealing with the courts and law enforcement, foster care, child protection services, CASA and CAC organizations, etc. Jill's experience with her Foundation for Child Victims of Family Courts and her US Whistleblower effort uniquely position her to speak to these issues.
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