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27th Annual Statewide Family Violence Conference is Fully Virtual- Will Not Be in Jekyll Island

GCFV Annual Conference Fully Virtual- Will Not Take Place in Jekyll Island

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


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: October 19, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Approved for 6 GCFV- Approved Hours ( Hours will count towards the 40 hours of GCFV-Approved training for Facilitators-in-Training ,and the 24 hours required for Certified facilitators for recertification)

Download this pdf file. To register 



FVIP Basics Training Series (Virtual)

FVIP Basics is required for those seeking certification as an FVIP Facilitator. This is not required for those who are already certified. Priority for this training will be given to those seeking certification. If space is available, certified facilitators may attend. Registration will close once capacity is reached.

This training fulfills the GCFV-Delivered 20 hour training. 



Family Violence in Georgia: A Comparative Analysis

The Georgia Commission on Family Violence presents a free one-hour webinar overview of new analysis on family violence response statewide.

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