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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


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.




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. 



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 


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