Incest: Mothers who want to protect their children report their ordeal

Children who are victims of incest, whom we do not trust and who are sent to spend the weekend with abusive parents, mothers who are accused of manipulation and who are questioned: child protection often spreads with difficulty for mothers.






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The Independent Commission on Child Abuse and Sexual Abuse (Ciivise), accused of making government policy recommendations for better protection of children, will hold public meetings for victims of incest on May 11 in Nancy and May 16 in Paris. Two new stages of the tour of France where the testimony of mothers returns like Litani.

“Parental Separation Syndrome”

My daughter refuses to spend time with her father, who has been accused of touching her genitals since she was four years old. Says Adele (first name changed). ” My daughter has been accused of manipulating her father by my ex-husband, his lawyer and the association of fathers who support him. My daughter and I are in doubt, victims of countless psychological skills and procedures for seven years. I live in fear of losing his custody and being placed “, He says.

La Ciivise condemns this “parental separation syndrome” (PAS), which is not officially recognized and protected by the highly controversial and influential American psychiatrist Richard Gardner. The European Parliament, in a resolution of October 2021, calls on the EU states ” Not recognizing their judicial practice and their law (SAP)

A petition launched by the feminist association #NousToutes to ban it in France has garnered 27,000 signatures, including from many psychiatrists and NGOs. Five associations, including CDP-Enfance, Reppea and Peau d’ame, wrote an open letter to the future president in April along the same lines.

“The risk of misrepresentation is very low”

Every year 160,000 children are victims of sexual violence, they need to be found and protected. They often talk about it with their mother. Edward Durand, vice-president of CVS, observed. ” If you go to the police station that your cell phone has been stolen, you believe; If you express sexual violence, you run the risk of being falsely accused. However, the risk of false declarations on the whole number of endangered children is very low “This is not the case.

My ex-husband has accused me of being instrumental for our child and for parental separation syndrome. We, my children and I, have been victims of social scrutiny for four years. And for my son’s hearings and auditions, where he constantly relieved his traumas. It takes a lot of energy to hold on and a lot of money to pay lawyers “Marie (first name changed) who practices a health profession

“Protect baby”

Since February, Ciivise has recommended that magistrates no longer have to prosecute “protective parents” who refuse to hand over their child to a guardian suspected of sexual violence while the judge verifies the allegations. Ciivise wants to go further: In criminal cases for sexual violence, the exercise of parental authority and the right to view will be suspended by law.

This is not contrary to the presumption of innocence, rather than the temporary detention of a suspect during the investigation of a crime. But it does protect the baby Judge Durand said.

We maintain a system where the child spends his holidays with the attacker. It’s hard to condemn your dad and live with him. This is a reason for the high number of dismissals of about 70%. The suspension of the right to housing protects the child from the pressure of the suspected adult and protects the investigation. “Pascal Cushing, a lawyer, is the president of the CDP-Enforce, a child protection association,” he explained.



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