FII Awareness Week Begins in…
Fabricated or Induced Illness
FII is a term used by professionals to describe parents who’s description of their child’s presentation does not match that observed by involved professionals.
FII is not in itself a diagnosis. It’s a set of characteristics observed by professionals that aren’t understood which cause them to suspect a parent is creating or exaggerating their child’s difficulties, with no identifiable evidence to substantiate their existence.
FII is not the same as Munchausen’s Syndrome by Proxy.
But, it is fast becoming a something that parents are wrongfully accused of; which in turn prevents children from getting the help they need and, instead, causes life-long trauma.
Sunshine Support set up FII Awareness Week back in 2021 as a way to spread awareness of the injustices occurring in the form of false accusations of Fabricated or Induced Illness.
Every year during May, we dedicate our efforts to bringing together top professionals to help us spread accurate information and experiences.
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