We strongly recommend that all member clients be in therapy with a trauma therapist who also has extensive education in coercive control and parental alienation.
It is important for parents to show a pattern of behavior without stating what it is. You need to let the professionals call it domestic violence and abuse. We really do not care what they call it, so long as they see the destruction dysfunctional behaviors and their affects on the children.
This is how to do a chronology using short simple one sentence statememty of the events. It should look something like the below. The key is to include all the events that have transpired prior to and since the problems began. Things like new BF/GF is important. Things like deaths or tragic incidents are important. Denials of access to visitation, medical, educational and so on are important. All court and mediation and other legal events are important especially in context with behaviors before and after them. Any evidence or long descriptions can be hyperlinked to the date of the incident. They are not needed yet. We are looking to see if there is a pattern of behavior and how significant it is.
01-02-2000: Met or Married NAME
02-02-2001: First child born, then list all other children born with their dates
03-20-2002: List any life events such as close family or friends deaths, court issues, other events. Make sure everything is chronological.
04-23-2005: Separated - Divorced
05-28-2006: Denied access, Children refused to come, Not notified of medical appointments, blocked from school records and communications with school, doctors etc.
06-21-2007: List all dates of court appearances and what happened in once sentence. List any pre and post events that happened to these court events such as if you are denied visitation, but the week before court all of a sudden she allows you to see them. Or visa versa, you win in court and your kids now come to you vitriol and angry and aggressive.
Then Use a color code of the chronology to designate the following. Provide the color key with this as well.
Blue = No visitation issues.
Green = Visitation issue at first but calmed down
Orange = Visitation issues with rudeness and so on
Red = Visitation never occurred.
Purple = Medical Neglect
Yellow = Education Neglect
Pink = etc.
Black = Court Dates, mediations, depositions, deaths, job losses or other traumatic events
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