Click here for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry practice parameters, which acknowledges that children sometimes lie and are sometimes coached.
Click here for "All parents are liars until proved otherwise", the mentality that I have found pervasive in child-protection circles.
Click here for the conservative "Renew America" -- "Yes, some chidren do lie." Social workers and child protection people see their role as "validators" -- all accusations are assumed to be true.
Click here for an account of inappropriate techniques used by "therapists" and "investigators" to get children to lie.
Child abuse is a problem that is frequently underdiagnosed.
Recognition that underdiagnosis of abuse exists has produced a high zeal for identifying cases of child abuse, which has inevitably produced cases of overdiagnois.