This information is provided to give an introduction to terms that you may be seeing and hearing during this process and jumping off point for you to do your own research. It is not to be used as a diagnosis tool and/or instead of a qualified medical professional's diagnosis.
Grooming is a method used by offenders that involves building trust with a child and the adults around a child in an effort to gain access to and time alone with her/him. In extreme cases, offenders may use threats and physical force to sexually assault or abuse a child. (The US Department of Justice)
Gaslighting is defined by Oxford Language as to manipulate (someone) by psychological means into questioning their own sanity.
Gillick competence - A UK term of art referring to the competence of a child under the age of 16 to consent to his/her own medical care, without the need for parental permission. (Medical Dictionary)
The term ‘trauma bond’ is also known as Stockholm Syndrome. It describes a deep bond which forms between a victim and their abuser. (PACE)