PRELIMINARY PROTECTIVE PARENT SURVEY RESULTS:
Custody Outcomes of Children Reporting Incest/Battery
|29.5 years old
1 public relations,
1 dog groomer,
1 assembly worker,
|32.6 years old
1 phone company,
||14 boys; 8 girls
|9 years old
|2.25 years old
first disclosed abuse:
|3.9 years old
|Siblings report abuse:
|Victim Witness funding for crime:
"...Daddy touches peepee-hurts bad"
"...touches/licks private parts"
"...sleeps and showers with me"
"...puts penis in butt"
"...puts tube/knife in butt"
"...have to touch daddy's private parts"
"...puts penis in girl and says it's my fault"
oral copulation; lick/touch others in sexual parts; "hump" table; stick things into vagina; obsessed with and licks breasts, public masturbation; showed anus; tried to put penis in mother's mouth; acted intercourse with other children
|depression; physical pains; stomach aches||81%|
|dissociation; overwhelming anger/rage||76%|
|nightmares; insomnia; night terrors; headaches; nausea; phobias of: mother dying or being killed (8), being with father (8), dog getting poisened, night, dark, baths||52 -71%|
|flashbacks; eating disorder; bedwetting; leak feces; constipation; diarrhea ||38 -48%|
|learning disabilities; attention deficit; suicide attempt||24 -33%
|Named by child:
|Accused mother of:
|Criminal molest charges filed:||0|
|Child disclosed to average of:
|Average # of CPS reports made
|8 per case
|Average # who
tried to protect:
|Child's ongoing symptoms:
||sexualized behavior, depression, detachment, transition difficulty, dissociation, terrible anger, fears, dyslexia, multiple personalities, alcoholism, criminal activity, nightmares, post-traumatic stress disorder, academic failure, school retention, clinging to mother, pleading not to be sent back to father
|Legal custody status:
||Fathers have full or joint unsupervised custody||91%|
|Mothers have supervised contact or no contact at all||54%|
|Mother awaits outcome of legal proceedings||1|
|Child grown old enough to leave father, returned to mother||1|
ONGOING SURVEY STUDY
California Protective Parent Association and Our Future Charitable Foundation are still conducting an ongoing collection of data for a national research project involving cases of children placed by family law courts into the custody of, or unsupervised visitation with, their identified abusing parent.
For an updated May 2003 statistical report after 67 participants, click here (at the California Protective Parents site).
To contribute your input to the survey, please do so at our Research Survey page.