Event Details


* Please note this training is designed and intended for therapists.  Registration is limited to those who do therapy with families who have experienced domestic violence. *

  • You will receive an email with Zoom information once your registration is reviewed and confirmed.
  • Please register with an email address that you use regularly and can receive updates and information about registration, training handouts, and certificates once training is completed.
  • Please include the name of your agency, organization, or private practice (school if you are a student).  The address and city fields refer to your agency/school as well.
  • If you find yourself unable to attend after registering, please contact Gabrielle Green at ggreen@gcadv.org to let us know you will not be attending. This will help us with registration details and enable more people to attend the training. Thank you!

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 Close to 50 million adults experience intimate partner violence in the US according to the CDC - 3 million more than those estimated to experience mental illness by Mental Health America.  Mental health professionals study mental illness every day, yet domestic violence is still not widely understood even by professionals offering therapy.

Awareness decreases even further when talking about the most vulnerable individuals experiencing it - our children and youth. Children in homes with domestic violence see, hear, and are affected by it in a variety of ways that impact the way they understand themselves, their families, and their world. These young survivors need clinical support, services, and care from therapists to help them with the complicated challenges of domestic violence while growing up.

The Best Practices for Therapists Helping Child & Youth Survivors of Domestic Violence training addresses the variety of experiences, needs, and best practices that can help children and youth in families with domestic violence feel safer, more empowered, and less burdened by feelings of shame, blame, and guilt.  In this two-day, virtual training, therapists will be provided with information, tools, knowledge, and strategies to use in direct practice with children, youth, and their non-abusive parents, including:

• Discussing the multiple ways children experience 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 dynamic
• Exploring evidence-based clinical interventions for best practice, including details for using play therapy to work with these children


Date & Time

Event Date(s): 06/30/2022 - 07/01/2022

Event Time(s): 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Contact Person

ggreen@gcadv.org

Location

Virtual on Zoom - Camera Required


Speaker Information

Gabrielle Green is the Director of the Child and Youth Project at the Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence. She has a Master's in Clinical Counseling Psychology and focused her graduate studies on research about childhood trauma and maltreatment. She has spent over 10 years learning about domestic violence through volunteering, interning, and training with various Atlanta-area domestic violence organizations. Dr. Lucinda Grapenthin is a Licensed Psychologist, Assistant Professor at Brenau University, and Director of the Brenau Institute for Play Therapy Training. More information about her clinical work can be found at https://www.brenau.edu/healthsciences/psychology/faculty-staff/.


Intended Audience

This training is designed and intended for therapists who work with children and are looking for more information about the dynamics of domestic violence, how young clients are impacted by experiencing domestic violence in their families, and best practices for helping these young survivors. Therapy students are welcome to take this training if they have completed their preliminary coursework in therapy methods and are CURRENTLY engaged in their clinical practicum seeing clients at this time.


Registration Cancellation Policy

Registration is free and open to current therapists and therapy practicum students in counseling or clinical social work programs. Please register with an email address that you use regularly and can receive updates and information about registration, training handouts, and certificates once training is completed. If you find yourself unable to attend after registering, please contact Gabrielle Green at ggreen@gcadv.org to let us know you will not be attending. This will help us with registration details and enable more people to attend the training. Thank you!