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Committed to Ending Family Violence

We believe that a coordinated community response is the best way to address the problem of family violence.

Upcoming Events and Training


Men at Work: Building Safe Communities Curriculum (Virtual Training)

Men At Work: Building Safe Communities is an innovative and multidisciplinary curriculum that:explores male violence against women in an accessible manner; challenges men to take responsibility for their actions; and provides the educational experience necessary to become allies in ending violence against women. In this three-day training, we will provide participants with the knowledge and tools needed to implement Men At Work. ▪ Men At Work Curriculum Implementation Training ▪ Men At Work Facilitation Training ▪ Men At Work Students' Manual ▪ Men At Work Instructors' Manual ▪ GCFV approved 20 FVIP hours The training will be held virtually through Zoom and will run from February 24th - 26th, 2021. The hours of the training will be 9:00am – 5:00pm each day. All times are eastern standard time. Please plan to attend the entire training. Included with the training: WHEN/WHERE TRAINING COST: $495 includes 3-day training, both manuals. 

CONTACT : LEE GIORDANO, DIRECTOR OF TRAINING E-mail: lee@menstoppingviolence.org Phone: 404.270.9894, ext. 20

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Psychological Abuse in Intimate Partner Relationships

Psychological Abuse in Intimate Partner Relationships

Psychological abuse by an intimate partner can be as dangerous as sexual or physical abuse in terms of putting victims at risk for long-term physical and mental health problems.  In a study by the National Violence Against Women Survey, the respondents surveyed reported psychological abuse more often than either physical or sexual abuse. Psychological abuse accounted for more than half the abuse reported by women and more than 75% of the abuse reported by men.

When researchers analyzed the link between health and abuse by an intimate partner, they found significant mental and physical health consequences of victims of physical and psychological abuse. Male and female victims of either form of abuse were more likely than people who didn't suffer abuse to develop chronic physical or mental illness. Also, they were more prone to poor general health, depression injury, and alcohol and drug abuse.

This workshop is designed to assist those who work with perpetrators of intimate partner violence to understand its effects and develop effective counseling approaches in assisting perpetrators in learning how to stop or reduce psychological abuse. 

Learning Objectives:

1) Define psychological abuse.

2) Explore playing Emotional Jeopardy game.

3) Explain the Gaslighting Syndrome.

4) Describe coercive control.

5) Examine gender specific psychological aggression.

6) Review psychological abuse from a victim liaison perspective.

7) Explore the cyber emotional abuse.

8) Describe the psychological maltreatment of children.

9) Utilizing emotional intelligence strategies with perpetrators of psychological abuse. 


Registration fee: $70.00

Date: February 25, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Approved for 6 FVIP Hours

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GCFV Quarterly Commission Meeting

The Georgia Commission on Family Violence will hold its Quarterly Commission Meeting virtually via Zoom, Friday, March 5, 2020 at 10:00AM - 12:00PM. To attend the meeting please complete the meeting request form by March 1, 2021. The Zoom access link and meeting code will be sent within 24 hours of the meeting.

This meeting will count as one Community Education and Victim Advocacy hour for FVIP Providers and Facilitators.

If you have any questions, please call 404-657-3412.

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