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The Game Changing Men Intimate Partner Abuse Intervention Program
A 24-week Family Violence Intervention Program Certified by
Georgia Commission on Family Violence and open to all men.
The Game Changing Men Intimate Partner Abuse Intervention Program nurtures a community of people dedicated to ending their use of controlling, harmful, abusive, or violent behavior in intimate partner relationships. The GCM intervention program uses the Men at Work: Building Safe Communities curriculum, is facilitated by the curriculum co-author with over 20 years of experience with FVIP facilitation, and is enhanced with trauma informed and healing practices. Click here to learn how to refer a participant.
Class participants can expect engaging weekly activities and conversations about intimate partner violence (IPV). Discussion topics include the following topics: the root causes of IPV, responsibility and accountability, healing trauma, the effects of intimate partner violence, and tools for respectful relationships.
Classes are offered weekly on Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 8pm.
Fees for the class are on a sliding scale. Call (404) 997-3496 to enroll or to get more information.
Self-Referrals & Community Initiated Interventions
Too often the choices for intervention feel limited to either calling the police or doing nothing. Our experience has taught us that there are many more safe and effective options that support the needs and wants of people experiencing abuse.
GCM IPV Transformational Support seeks to intervene early in cases of IPV. Often, tactics of IPV escalate over time. Paired with community based education and prevention programming, like the GCM… , early interventions create safer, more resilient communities and increase the safety of all parties(citation).
Another program developed by GCM, The Shift, is a second early intervention option for men who may be causing harm in their intimate relationships. The Shift strengthens bonds between participants, encourages exploration of participants’ past harms, both experienced and perpetrated, and seeks to prevent future harms, against self and others, through utilizing a stronger support network and practicing new skills.
If you are using controlling, abusive, or violent behaviors in an intimate partner relationship, call us to talk about how you can stop those behaviors.
If someone in your community is controlling or harming their intimate partner, please call us to discuss what you may do to help.
If someone is harming you, please call (404) 997-3496 to talk with an experienced advocate.
Guy, Jonathan, Feinstein, Leon, and Griffiths, Ann. (2014). Early Intervention in Domestic Violence and Abuse. Early Intervention Foundation