We offer, with some reservations, a list of symptoms that could indicate experiences of ritualized abuse. This list combines the experiences from Dutch child and adolescent psychiatry and trauma care in the US.
The caveat is that we do not offer this as a checklist for a conversation with a minor – in fact, we strongly advise against that. However, the list can be used after such a conversation to form an even clearer picture, if possible, of what the conversation delivered. Please note that the list contains quite explicit symptoms, which may act as triggers. If you as a reader are concerned about this, we recommend that you do not review this list.