Issues In Child Abuse Accusations (ipt) (journal)

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Issues In Child Abuse Accusations (ISSN 1043-8823) was a multidisciplinary journal presenting scholarship from disciplines such as law, law enforcement, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, social work, medicine, history, and theology. Its goal was to advance care for children through pointing to the mistakes of the rush to solve the problem of child abuse, sharing demonstrated facts about the reality of abuse, and discussing new ways for professionals to respond to accusations, victims, perpetrators and those accused. Issues In Child Abuse Accusations was in print publication from 1989 through 1998, and published on a website since 1999 (Note: defunct as of 2010).


Hollida Wakefield 1989 - 2001 2003 -

Ralph Underwager 2001 - 2003

Associate Editors Ralph Underwager Psychology Editor, 1989-2001 Zachary Bravos Legal Editor LeRoy Schultz Social Work Editor Robert Fay Medical Editor


Publishing and Editorial Offices Institute for Psychological Therapies 5263 130th Street East Northfield, MN 55057-4880 Voice (507) 645-8881 Fax (507) 645-8883

Article submission information

Issues in Child Abuse Accusations welcomes manuscripts dealing with issues of child abuse and allegations of child abuse. The style for references for social science manuscripts should adhere to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association and for legal references to the Harvard Law Review Association's A Uniform System of Citation. Send manuscripts to Hollida Wakefield. When submitting, indicate if the paper is available on a computer word processing system and specify the system and software. If you submit a disk along with your manuscript, make sure it contains copies in both the native word processor and ASCII formats. Because of our fast editorial feedback, simultaneous submission to other journals is not allowed.

Ralph Underwager

Ralph Underwager (28 July 1929 – 29 November 2003) was an American minister and psychologist who rose to prominence as a defense witness for adults accused of child sexual abuse in the 1980s and 1990s. Until his death in 2003, he was the director of the Institute for Psychological Therapies, which he founded in 1974. He was also a founder of Victims of Child Abuse Laws (VOCAL), a lobby group which represented the interests of parents whose children had been removed from their care by social services following abuse allegations. He was a founding member of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation. He was also accused of being a supporter of pedophilia because of controversial statements he made, including those in an interview to Paidika: The Journal of Paedophilia.

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See also

  • The fully annotated contents of the journal, with links to the articles, is available on BoyWiki:
Issues in Child Abuse Accusations - ipt-journal‎

External links

  • Archived copy of the website: