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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: July 25, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Approved for 6 FVIP Hours

Download this pdf file. To register 



Batterers Are Not Born They Are Socialized

Batterers Are Not Born They Are Socialized (Virtual Training)

Batterers are not born, they are socialized into a culture of male dominance and patriarchy against women. This training will focus on the socialization of men by examining the social norms, culture and traditional images of manhood that has created an environment that supports, tolerates and often encourages men's violence against women. During the workshop providers will gain insight into the construct of sexism and develop skills to challenge privileges and entitlements given to men.

Learning Objectives:

1) Examine the intergenerational transmission of family violence.

2) Discuss the dark side of masculinity.

3) Explore the impact of socialization on males and family violence connection.

4) Describe traditional male beliefs and family violence.

5) Integrating sexual abuse into your domestic violence program.

6 Describe some strategies for integrating male socialization into family violence intervention facilitation. 

Registration fee: $70.00

Date: August 5, 2021

Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Approved for 6 FVIP Hours

To register call 404-523-6074 or 404-906-4720

Download this pdf file. Training Brochure


Predominant Aggressor Law Update (Morning Session)

The Georgia Commission on Family Violence presents a free law enforcement training: Predominant Aggressor Law Update

Friday, August 13, 2021



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