Event Details

Children who witness violence in their homes are seeing, hearing and experiencing domestic violence in a variety of ways that impact the way they understand themselves, their families and the environment around them. Children exposed to domestic violence in Georgia are in need of clinical support, services and care from clinical therapists that can help navigate the complicated experience of witnessing domestic violence as a child.

The “Children Exposed to Domestic Violence: Best Practices for Clinical Therapists” training addresses the variety of experiences, needs and best practices that can help child witnesses of domestic violence feel safer, more empowered and less burdened by feelings of shame, blame and guilt. In this one-day training, therapists will be provided with trauma-informed and child-centered information, tools, knowledge and strategies to use in direct practice with children, youth and their non-abusive parents, including:

  • Discussing the multiple ways children are exposed to domestic violence

  • Building a trusting relationship with the non-abusive parent

  • Gaining tools to develop a child-centered safety plan

  • Understanding the impact of the abusive parent’s behavior on the child and family

  • Exploring evidence-based clinical interventions for best practice

This training has been approved for free CEUs from LPCA. 5 core hours for LPCs, 5 related hours for LCSWs.

Date & Time

Event Date(s): 10/25/2019 - 10/25/2019

Event Time(s): 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Credits: 5 Hours

Contact Person

Michelle Goodloe


Holiday Inn Macon North
3953 River Place Drive
Meeting Room B
Macon, GA 31210

Speaker Information

Michelle Goodloe is a trauma-informed, strengths-based Licensed Master of Social Work. With extensive experience in working and training in the domestic violence and child-centered fields, Michelle is skilled in understanding, encouraging and training others in providing services for children and families. Her direct work experience and skills set includes: domestic violence, non-profit management, and providing treatment for behavioral disorders related to experiencing trauma. As Child and Youth Project Manager with the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence (GCADV), Michelle is currently coordinating, facilitating and developing resources, training opportunities and technical assistance for direct providers of child and youth witnesses of domestic violence. She has hosted multiple trainings with GCADV for advocates and direct service providers in the domestic violence movement. Kim Peery has a Masters in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University and received her LMSW in 2017. She is a member of the Georgia Society for Clinical Social Work. Kim also participates with the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence Child Witness Committe working to address childhood trauma at the individual, caregiver, and system levels. Having worked with both professional and educational systems, Kim is dedicated to addressing the needs of children and parents within their community. Kim’s specialization is helping individuals and families working through challenges of trauma, anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorders, chronic illness, and relationship development. With training in Gottman Principles and Tools, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, and specialization in Telemental Health Therapy, Kim provides a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment to learn new ways to overcome and thrive. In addition to her practice in Marietta, Georgia, Help You Thrive, LLC; Kim offers telemental health services for Georgia state residents.

Intended Audience

Licensed and pre-licensed therapists in Georgia currently working with children, young people and non-abusive parents impacted by domestic violence. Therapists interested in partnering with Georgia domestic violence shelters or community-based domestic violence service programs are strongly encouraged to attend.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Registration is free and open to therapeutic professionals that are currently or in the process of providing clinically therapeutic services to children and young people that have been exposed to domestic violence. To cancel your registration, please contact mgoodloe@gcadv.org.

Registration is currently closed for this event.