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Annual Conference Award Nominations

Georgia Commission on Family Violence

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


Facilitating Female Family Violence Groups

Facilitating Female Family Violence Intervention Groups

Training is virtual

Training Provided by: High Impact Training & Counseling, Inc.

Research is indicating that there is a growing number of females being arrested for family violence and being mandated into family violence intervention programs. There is a growing awareness that there are significant differences between male and female batterers and that successful treatment of female batterers needs to be different than the treatment of males. Many traditional explanations hold that violence and abuse stem from the patriarchal organization of our society. In reviewing the differences between female and male batterers, research indicates that women more often attribute their behavior to self-protection than do men.

In exploring this topic, it is imperative that we not minimize or deny the extensive oppression and violence towards women. However, research has begun to identify a growing trend of victimization by women in their relationships that nearly equal that perpetrated by men in years past. Whether violence is initiated by women, men or as often happen, by both batterers must be held accountable for their intentional abuse of their partners.

Learning Objectives:

Discuss female perpetrators of partner aggression and relevant treatment issues.

Describe 4 typologies of women who are referred to FVIPs and a revised power and control wheel.

Examine who has the power in the world.

Review the relationship between anger and depression. 

Exploring the impact of trauma on women who are in abusive relationships.

Explore strategies for change.

Describe characteristics of family violent women.

Teaching self-responsibility to female perpetrators.

Interventions with female perpetrators and review of female violence curriculum.



Training Approved for 6 GCFV-Approved Hours


Training Fee: $70 


To register:

Make Check Payable to: Anger Management Institute

44 Marietta Street, Suite 809

Atlanta, Ga 30303




Stone Mountain Judicial Circuit FVIP Virtual Meeting

Date: May 27, 2022
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm

This meeting is open to FVIP Providers, Facilitators and Facilitators-in- Training, those seeking to open FVIPs in the Stone Mountain Judicial circuit and victim liaisons. Approved for 1 Task Force Meeting Requirement for certified FVIP Facilitators and 1 Task Force Meeting Hour for Facilitators-in-Trng


GCFV Quarterly Commission Meeting

Please complete this form by May 30, 2022 to receive information for the Quarterly Commission Meeting on June 3, 2022, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. If you would like to speak during the public comment section of the meeting, you can email [email protected] with the agenda item you would like to discuss. The agenda will be emailed prior to the meeting and the deadline to submit your public comment is June 2, 2022 @ 12pm EST


FVIP Providers and Facilitators and those seeking certification will receive credit for attending this meeting. Certified FVIP Providers and Facilitators will receive credit for 1 Task Force Meeting and FVIP Facilitators- in-Training will receive credit for 2 Task Force Hours. 

Public Comment Information

The public comment period is an essential part of our Georgia Commission on Family Violence quarterly meetings. This is an opportunity for members of the public to inform Commission members about their views and share concerns. Below are the guidelines regarding public comment at Commission meetings of the GCFV.

The public may not PARTICIPATE in decision-making and discussion periods during the meeting. This includes commentary in the chat feature of video-conferencing meetings.


The public comment period is the time for members of the public to express their views in order to inform the Commission. The Commission will not engage in open dialogue with the public during this time. The Commission shall not discuss or take action relative to any public comment during this meeting.


All public comments are taken under advisement by the Commission. However, the Chair may provide brief, factual information in response to a remark, at his/her discretion. There will be no further response permitted following a remark by the chair. If further response is required, please direct it to the Commission, in writing, at [email protected].


Speakers should address remarks to the Commission as a whole and not to any individual member or staff, unless in response to a direct question from a member or unless invited to speak by a member for a designated purpose.


All speakers are asked to state their full name after being recognized by the Chair and before providing remarks.


Speakers must limit remarks to items discussed on the agenda. Please direct unrelated questions or concerns to the Commission, in writing, at [email protected].


Each speaker shall limit comments to two (2) minutes and shall promptly conclude all comments when his or her time has expired. (The Commission will make efforts during meetings to provide a visible and/or audible public timer, so the speaker knows how much time is available. However, in the absence of such timer, the Chair or his/her designee will indicate when the time has expired.)

Each person addressing the Commission shall do so in a respectful, orderly manner and shall not use derogatory language or engage in conduct that materially disrupts, is an ongoing distraction or otherwise impedes the orderly and efficient conduct of the meeting. Three warnings to cease from disruptive behavior will be given before any action will be taken.