maternal support and the disclosure process discussion. Although most people are surprised by this fact, some mothers who learn that their daughter has reported being sexually molested by a family member choose to disbelieve their child and openly support the accused molester. Moreover, up to 1 in 5 children who report sexual molestation take it back or “recant”.
Discuss why, in many ways it is arguably quite understandable, that mothers choose their mates/family over their children.
Also discuss the interrelationship between maternal support and the disclosure process.