This chapter explains the goals of intervention and the sex offender registration requirements. It discusses the major statutes that have been enacted by the states and federal government to protect children. The chapter examines the reporting requirements in suspected child abuse cases. The reporting statutes require that certain classes of professionals who normally come into contact with children report cases of suspected child abuse. Recognition memory occurs when the child is cued or is able to perceive an object or event that was first perceived at an earlier time. Repeated exposure to traumatic events during childhood can have dramatic and long-lasting effects. The combination of repeated childhood trauma and the absence of parental nurturance, support, and protection can result in the development of multiple psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders. During the 1970s and 1980s, a common defense tactic was to attack the child’s credibility by inferring or stating that the child was lying about the incidents.