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Collaborating with others dedicated to ending violence is a cornerstone of IVAT's strategic plan.

  Sandi Capuano Morrison, CEO of FVSAI/IVAT, collaborating with the "Dear Parents" project to end corporal punishment.

Sandi Capuano Morrison, CEO of FVSAI/IVAT, collaborating with the "Dear Parents" project to end corporal punishment.

A Thousand Joys is a non-profit consulting and training organization dedicated to helping other non-profits and businesses create healthier and more productive work environments.  By bringing together business, non-profit, psychology, and complementary healing experts, ATJ delivers comprehensive, high quality services that result in lasting, positive change for both employees and organizations.

Academy on Violence and Abuse is a multi-discipline membership organization, to encourage research regarding the health effects of exposure to violence and to promote improved health professional education in the prevention, recognition and treatment of violence and abuse.

Addictions Institute at Alliant International University and the Monte Fenix Foundation and Clinic in Mexico City have partnered to form CSPP’s Addictions Institute. The focus of the Institute is on applied, clinical research into the causes and treatment of various forms of addiction.
Social work is one of those careers in which you can truly make a difference in people's lives. A Master of Social Work degree can open many doors and show others you have the knowledge and skills necessary to work in such an important field.
Choosing the right MSW program can make a huge impact on the student's success. In order to help students continuing their educational journey, our college planning experts have ranked 50 of the best and most affordable MSW programs in the nation:

American Health Services of San Diego is a Medicare certified home health agency.  Under the orders of a doctor, skilled services can be provided including nursing, physical, occupational, speech, social services and certified home health aide services.  Psychiatric nurses are also on staff.  P:1-619-220-6980 F: 1-619-220-4191

American Humane Association, founded in 1877, the American Humane Association is the only national organization dedicated to protecting both children and animals from abuse, neglect and exploitation. American Humane develops policies, legislation, curricula and training programs, research and evaluation, and cutting-edge initiatives to protect children and animals and raises awareness about The Link® between violence to people and violence to animals, and the benefits derived from the human-animal bond. 

American Psychological Association-Public Interest Directories
The American Psychological Association advances the creations, communication, and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people’s lives.  APA’s Public Interest Directorate provides resources, programs, and advocacy addressing family violence, child abuse and neglect, intimate violence, media violence, and violence prevention. 

American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) is the leading national organization supporting professionals who serve children and families affected by child maltreatment and violence. As a multidisciplinary group of professionals, APSAC achieves its mission in a number of ways, most notably through expert trainings and educational activities, policy leadership and collaboration, and consultation that emphasizes theoretically sound, evidence-based principles.

Anchor Counseling and Educational Solutions

An Infinite Mind is dedicated to education and advocacy for survivors of trauma with dissociation and dissociative identity disorder. We provide conferences, trainings, and low cost supportive therapies to help lower the stigma around DID, and help people accept the true gift of DID. 

Art Inspiring Change promotes awareness and social change through various forms of artistic expression, projects, and dialog, all through collaborative efforts. AIC uses art as a catalyst to inspire individuals and communities towards positive social change. It is an organization for artists to share and promote their projects.

Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists (ATSS)
The mission of ATSS is to help the traumatized through international service, education and professional development. 

Battered Women's Justice Project is the National Center for the Civil and Criminal Justice response to domestic violence for the Department of Justice office on Violence Against Women.

Bellows Consulting specializes in consulting and case management of family abuse, addictive behaviors, and cognitive disabilities. Dr. Bellows uses Choice Theory to reduce or eliminate aggression in the family and community by conducting domestic violence groups and parenting groups.

Big Voice Pictures produces educational and social issue documentaries for international distribution. Their meaningful films bring to light difficult issues for the well-being of individuals, families, and communities, with the intention of motivating dialogue, effecting change and inspiring hope.

Bilateral Safety Corridor Coalition (BSCC) is a not for profit agency working bi-nationally to preserve the dignity and wellbeing of commercially and sexually exploited men, women, and children through prevention, intervention, and education, focusing largely on educating the community.

Bluewater Mission-Justice Ministry. A primary focus of the ministry is caring for those trapped in the exploitative sex industry through outreach; aftercare; community educations; and partnering with local churches, as well as national and international organizations. The ministry also provides assistance to victims of labor trafficking as well as sex trafficking. We build avenues of restoration for each victim based on their individual needs. Our vision is to see a movement of justice in churches across the state, creating safe havens for victims all throughout the Hawaiian Islands.

Break the Cycle is the leading organization working to provide comprehensive dating abuse programs for young people and their adult allies. Through innovative prevention programs, public campaigns, and direct services, we inspire and support young people to create a culture of healthy relationships.

Break the Silence Against Domestic Violence (BTSADV) Our mission is to educate communities on the dangers of domestic violence, connect victim and survivors and assist in the transformation of lives of victims by providing a development retreat, educational programs, and an advocate hotline.

California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University offers master’s and doctoral programs in clinical psychology, clinical psychopharmacology, dual clinical/organizational psychology and marital and family therapy, with campuses throughout California and international programs in Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico and Singapore. Founded in 1969, CSPP was the nation’s first free-standing school of professional psychology. Now the largest of five schools at Alliant, CSPP embodies Alliant’s focus as a professional practice university in a multicultural and international context.

Catholic Charities Hawai’i is a fully integrated organization offering services for people in need through approximately 35 unique programs statewide.  These programs address many social and behavioral community areas of need that people living in Hawaii face every day.  Some of these include child abuse, homelessness, child and adolescent emotional and behavioral problems, immigrant and senior issues and teen pregnancy.

Center for Contextual Change
The Center for Contextual Change is an outpatient treatment center with 3 offices in the Chicago area. We specialize in the treatment of trauma, violence and the effects of abusive behaviors. Our therapeutic process is grounded in the Collaborative Stage Model developed by our Founder, Mary Jo Barrett.

Center for Grief and Loss for Children (Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services)
The Center for Grief and Loss for Children is a program that focuses on working with children and families who may be struggling to cope with the death of a loved one or a long-term loss.

Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies
The Center for Nonviolence and Peace Studies at the University of Rhode Island is an interdisciplinary organization engaged in education, leadership training, and research activities that promote the study and application of nonviolent processes and conflict reconciliation.

Chaminade University
The MSCP Degree develops counselors skilled in helping children, youth and adults adjust to life’s challenges and realize their individual potential. The program has three emphases including School Counseling, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Counseling.

Chicago School of Professional Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Southern California and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.

Child Domestic Violence Association (CDV)
Children of Domestic Violence has a unique actions plan, designed to build and apply the most effective strategies and tools for inspiring positive change in those affected by childhood domestic violence. Our action plan consists of five key components, introducing unique, innovative, and varied solutions to the problem of childhood domestic violence: Research, Advocacy, Programs & Tools, Support Services, and Education.

Children's Institute, Inc.
Non-profit organization specializing in the treatment and prevention of child abuse and neglect. www.

Child Trauma Institute
The mission of Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute, Inc. (TI/CTI) is to promote the healing and healthy development of children, adolescents, and adults who have experienced trauma or loss; to develop, evaluate, and disseminate effective prevention, assessment and treatment methods. TI/CTI provides training, consultation, information, and resources for those who work with trauma-exposed children, adolescents, and

Christie’s Place
Christie's Place is a nonprofit social service organization in San Diego County that provides HIV/AIDS education, support and advocacy. Our mission is to empower women, children, families and individuals whose lives have been impacted by HIV/AIDS to take change of their health and well-being.

County of San Diego: Aging & Independence Services (AIS)
Aging & Independence Services (AIS) is the federally designated Area Agency on Aging.  It is a division within the Health and Human Services Agency of the County of San Diego.  AIS provides over 30 programs and services to the community and is the leader in advocacy, information, and safety for seniors and persons with disabilities.

Community Against Violence, Inc. 
Community Against Violence, Inc., Taos County’s only domestic violence shelter, service provider and rape crisis center offers: crisis intervention, 24-hour phone line, advocacy during medical exams and legal proceedings, individual adult/child counseling, support groups, extensive education and outreach programs.

Critical Therapy Center
The Critical Therapy Center's mission is to create possibilities for liberation, empowerment and healing through counseling.

CrossCurrents- The Center for Addiction and Mental Health
CrossCurrents is an international magazine for mental health and addiction professionals published by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto. Our stories challenge you to reflect on your clinical practice in innovative ways. Check out the forums, blogs and quizzes on our website.

Cubic Corporation
We make the world better through innovation, technology solutions and world-class services in defense, security and transportation.

Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention & Response Program
The Sexual Assault Prevention and Response office is the organization responsible for all department of Defense (DoD) sexual assault policy. The Department has implemented a comprehensive policy to ensure the safety, dignity and well-being of all members of the Armed Forces. Our men and women serving throughout the world deserve nothing less, and their leaders – both military and civilian - are committed to maintaining a workplace environment that rejects sexual assault and reinforces a culture of prevention, response and accountability.

Department of Health : Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division   Providing the leadership necessary for the development and delivery of quality substance abuse prevention, intervention and treatment services for the residents of the State of Hawaii.

Department of Veterans Affairs SD
The mission of the Department of Veteran’s Affairs is to fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

Defense Centers of Excellence   The Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) assesses, validates, oversees and facilitates prevention, resilience, identification, treatment, outreach, rehabilitation, and reintegration programs for psychological health and traumatic brain injury to ensure the Department of Defense meets the needs of the nation’s military communities, warriors and families.

End Violence Against Women (EVAW):
Worksto improve the response of the criminal justice system and community professionals to violence against women.  We provide education, training, and research, and we promote multidisciplinary collaboration which enables responding professionals to better support victims and hold offenders accountable.  We also foster effective prevention programs and public education, all toward the vision of eliminating violence against women. Some of our activities include providing education, training and technical assistance and expert consultation. We help disseminate best practices to guide reform efforts. Provide resource materials as well as disseminate findings from the research literature. EVAW promotes multidisciplinary collaborations and works with other organizations. (509) 684-9800 (Voice)
(509) 684-9801 (Fax)

is a U.S.-based not-for-profit organization with a mission of engaging teachers in innovative programs that build cross-cultural understanding and foster community throughout the Pacific Rim.

Family Drug Court
Family Drug Court (FDC) is a collaboratively designed, coordinated response to child welfare cases where the parent or parents have been assessed and diagnosed as chemically dependent.  In the best interest of the children, the parents are guided through 12 months of treatment services that include, but are not limited to, addiction treatment, parenting skills, domestic violence counseling, mental health assistance, educational and job placement training.

Family Programs Hawai’i
Family Programs Hawai‘i strengthens youth and families in the child welfare system through high quality preventive and support services.  Wework to prevent them from entering the welfare system; we support children/families in foster care; and we help youth in care successfully transition into the community.

FLW Living Well Services:  
FLW Living Well Services aids, encourages, and leads individuals and the communities they live in to LIVE WELL – mind, body, and spirit – through advocacy, education, and support services.  Services are available for individuals and their families, organizations, providers and communities.  Specialities include:  private healthcare advocacy, health care disparities, interpersonal and community violence and foster care issues.
For more information email or call (510) 720-2162.

Generate Hope
Generate Hope provides a safe place for victims of sex trafficking to be restored through long-term housing, healing via group and individual therapy, and education toward a high school diploma or college

The Glendon Association:
Dedicated to saving lives and enhancing mental health by addressing the social problems of suicide, violence and troubled interpersonal relationships.

Global Exposition Specialists (GES)
We create epic events for epic clients. And it's because of our clients that we've become a global, full-service provider for live events. Event organizers deserve simplicity and quality, so we cover all of our clients' most critical event needs including strategy, design, execution, logistics, AV, event accommodations and more. And with the largest global footprint in the industry, we can provide all of this with one point of contact, all over the world.

Grandparents As Parents: Grandparents As Parents is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has been serving families in Los Angeles County since 1987.  Our mission is providing programs and services to meet the urgent and ongoing needs of grandparents and other relative caregivers raising at-risk children.

Hawaii Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (HAMFT) 
HAMFT networks, educates and advocates for the enrichment of our members, the advancement of our profession, and the health of our community.

Hawaii Association for Play Therapy (HAPT)
The Hawaii Association for Play Therapy (HAPT) is an independent organization that is a chartered branch of the Association for Play Therapy. HAPT is a not-for-profit incorporation that is dedicated to providing a forum for the professional growth and development of the play therapist, providing training to the mental health community, and advocating for appropriate mental health treatment for children.

Hawaii Psychological Association
HPA seeks to strengthen public relations advocate for psychologically healthy community, develop solutions for mental health care, be responsible to the multiple cultures in Hawaii, promote the highest standard of professional ethics, and to diffuse psychological knowledge through meetings, conventions and publications.

HEAL Trafficking, Inc.
HEAL Trafficking unifies and mobilizes interdisciplinary professionals combating human trafficking through a healthcare lens and serves as a centralized resource on health for the broader anti-trafficking community. Our 500+ members include leaders from clinical practice, public health, global health, academia, and government, working in 28 states and at the national and international level.

Idealist.Org: is an interactive website where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters, and take steps to turn their good intentions into action. Visit the website now to find thousands of listings posted by nonprofit organizations.

Institute for Counseling (RESPECT Parenting Class)
Provides a parenting program for parents whose children have been exposed to traumas including family violence, child abuse, divorce and trauma occurring from outside the family. Parents are given information and skills on how to alleviate their children's experiences, age-specific behaviors, and interventions for these behaviors. Topics include forms of abuse, anger and stress management, developmental issues of childhood, defining good parenting, family behavior, substance abuse prevention with children, and personal growth. Instructors hold MA degrees or higher. "Provider certifies the class is suitable for Juvenile Court cases by meeting Welfare and Institutions Code requirements."

The Institute on Domestic Violence in the African American Community (IDVAAC): is an organization focused on the unique circumstances of African Americans as they face issues related to domestic violence, including intimate partner violence, child abuse, elder maltreatment, and community violence. IDVAAC’s mission is to enhance society’s understanding of and ability to end violence in the African-American community.

International Association of Forensic Nurses (IAFN): 
IAFN is an international membership organization comprised of forensic nurses working around the world and other professionals who support and compliment the work of forensic nursing. The mission of the IAFN is to provide leadership in forensic nursing practice by developing, promoting, and disseminating information internationally about forensic nursing science.

International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD)
Promotes resources and responses to trauma and dissociation and addresses its relevance to other theoretical constructs.

International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS):
An international multidisciplinary, professional membership organization that promotes advancement and exchange of knowledge about severe stress and trauma.  This knowledge includes understanding the scope and consequences of traumatic exposure, preventing traumatic events and ameliorating their consequences, and advocating for the field of traumatic stress.

Jewish Family Service/ Project Sarah: Project SARAH (Stop Abusive Relationships At Home), Jewish Family Service’s domestic abuse prevention, education and intervention program offers a safe, confidential setting for individuals experiencing abuse.  Services include emergency help, counseling and support, child and adolescent therapy, support groups, financial and legal assistance and advocacy.

Jewish Women International
JWI empowers women and girls – through healthy relationships education; financial literacy and economic empowerment; national and community training; and the strengthening of women’s leadership. Our programs and initiatives protect their rights to live in safe homes and thrive in healthy relationships.

Koi Global Consulting - No Longer Victims                                                                                                 
All Abuse Issues-Veteran & PTSD-Child Abduction & Recovery Training- Educational-Law Enforcement-Expert Witness-Speakers.

The Kapi’olani Child Protection Center: 
Established in 1969 in collaboration with the State of Hawaii to assist in the early identification, treatment and prevention of child maltreatment. Since that time, KCPC has become one of the leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of trauma related to child abuse and neglect. As part of Kapi’olani Medical Center for Women and Children, an affiliate of Hawaii Pacific Health, KCPC also has access to the most sophisticated medical equipment and most qualified child health care specialists in the Pacific Rim and Basin Area. KCPC uses a multidisciplinary approach to address the problem of child maltreatment through assessments and consultations, medical and mental health treatment, multidisciplinary training, research, and advocacy. Services are provided on Oahu, West Hawaii, East Hawaii, Kauai, Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

Leadership Council on Child Abuse & Interpersonal Violence
The Leadership Council is a nonprofit independent scientific organization composed of respected scientists, clinicians, educators, legal scholars, and public policy analysts. We are committed to providing professionals and lay persons with the latest scientific information on issues that may affect the public's health and safety. We also seek to correct the misuse of psychological science to serve vested interests or justify victimizing vulnerable populations -- especially abused and neglected children.

Legacy Productions
The purpose of Legacy Productions is to produce higher purpose media in all its varied forms: films, documentaries, theater, personal growth events, marketing materials, social media networking … all in support of a vision of personal and communal enrichment, a spiritually awakened humanity, and successful and healed relationships, so that a legacy left behind holds the commitment, care and responsibility that builds a strong foundation for us all.

Legal Victim Assistance Advocates, LLC
LVAA provides a unique service uniting disabled litigants with their rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  We design accommodations to fit each individual.  If needed, we provide trained paralegals and have certified advocates that can accompany the litigant into court and work closely with the DOJ assisting with their

Life and Survival of the World
Life and Survival of the World NGO is an NGO created since 2004 and composed of volunteers that work for humanitarian actions on behalf of resource less and underprivileged peoples; fight for women and children rights, everlasting peace and intervene in health domain.    

Committed to preventing, healing, and eliminating all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men through support, treatment, research, education, advocacy and activism.

Midwest Regional Children's Advocacy Center
To promote and support widespread, consistent implementation of evidence-based practices and a multidisciplinary approach to child abuse investigation, assessment, intervention and prosecution, ensuring effective outcomes for child abuse victims and their families.

Mindful Warrior Project (MWP)
To guide veterans in mindfulness practices that empower them to Be Free, Be Well, and Be Whole in their daily lives.

MI Training Today:
We provide the highest quality Motivational Interviewing Training, Consultation, and Coaching Services. Including in-house agency training, as well as community trainings open to the public. Opportunities are available for CA non-profits to receive free trainings. Visit our training calendar today!

Motivating the Teen Spirit:
Teaches teens how to better understand who they are and their full potential. Our workshops produce profound shifts in participants, resulting in more responsible mindsets, attitudes, and behaviors.

My Saftey Tech
"Safety altering" can save lives! My Safety Net is a phone App designed to digitally capture emergencies and immediately alert family/friends when unpredictable threatening moments occur. My Safety Net helps prevent stalking, child bullying and abductions, and sexual assaults. Additionally, with My Safety Net "digital forensics" are provided, enabling criminals to be captured!

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) - California: 
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world.  NASW works to enhance the professional growth and development of its members, to create and maintain professional standards, and to advance sound social policies

National Association of Social Workers- Hawaii (NASW-HI)
NASW-HI is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in Hawaii. NASW promotes, develops and protects the practice of social workers and seeks to enhance the well-being of individuals, families and communities through its advocacy.

National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse: 
The National District Attorneys Association’s National Center for Prosecution of Child Abuse (NCPCA) works to improve the handling of child abuse cases by providing expert training and technical assistance through conferences, training programs, phone and email consultations, and substantive research publications.

National Center for Victims of Crime
The mission of the National Center for Victims of Crime is to forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. We are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by

National Child Protection Training Center: 
The Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center works to end child abuse, neglect and other forms of child maltreatment in three generations through education, training, awareness, prevention, advocacy, and the pursuit of justice. Gundersen NCPTC promotes reformation of current training practices by providing an educational curriculum to current and future front line child protection professionals around the nation so they will be prepared to recognize and report the abuse of a child. Contact for more information.

National Institute for Child Health and Human Development: 
The NICHD was initially established to investigate the broad aspects of human development as a means of understanding developmental disabilities, including mental retardation, and the events that occur during pregnancy.  Today, the Institute conducts and supports research on all stages of human development, from preconception to adulthood, to better understand the health of children, adults, families, and communities.

National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDA's mission is to lead the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.  
This charge has two critical components.  The first is the strategic support and conduct of research across a broad range of disciplines.  The second is ensuring the rapid and effective dissemination and use of the results of that research to significantly improve prevention, treatment and policy as it relates to drug abuse and addiction.  


  NPEIV President, Viola Vaughn-Eden, and FVSAI/IVAT President, Robert Geffner working at the 21st International Summit onViolence, Abuse & Trauma.

NPEIV President, Viola Vaughn-Eden, and FVSAI/IVAT President, Robert Geffner working at the 21st International Summit onViolence, Abuse & Trauma.

National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV)
To make the prevention of interpersonal violence a national priority and to encourage healthy relationships by linking science, practice, policy and advocacy.

National Safe Child Coalition
National Safe Child Coalition (NSCC) along with GO’s, NGO’s and individuals, works to prevent abuse against children. Creating strategies to identify a variety of actions that promote our mission and empower individuals and groups to become engaged in systemic changes.

The National Sexual Violence Resource Center: 
Serves as the nation’s principle information and resource center regarding all aspects of sexual violence. The NSVRC works to address the causes and impact of sexual violence through collaboration, prevention efforts and the distribution of resources.

New Impression, Inc. Our mission, promoting Diabetes Awareness and prevention of Childhood Obesity. In 2010, we partnered with Compton High School to organize the First Compton Annual Diabetes Awareness Walk and Health Fair. /

New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence
The New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NMCADV) works to achieve a coordinated and effective response to domestic violence throughout the state of New Mexico. The coalition collaborates with agencies and advocates in the areas of program development, public policy, education and funding proposals.

Nix, Patterson & Roach
Texas law firm dedicated to helping victims of abuse at church, by clergy, a worker or volunteer.  The lead attorney Neil Smith has represented many abuse survivors in Texas and throughout the United States.

Progressive Transition(s) Inc. 
Progressive Transitions, a solution focused program, provides workshops, support groups and individual counseling.  Our model is deeper work, which assists with examining and redefining your life experiences as you recover from intimate partner violence, sexual assault, domestic violence and trauma.

Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment (PAVE)
A national, grassroots nonprofit.  PAVE uses education and action to shatter the silence of sexual and domestic violence.  PAVE’s work has been featured on CNN, Today Show, and in TIME.

Project No Spank
The Web presence of Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education, Inc. We are a resource for parents, teachers, and all other professionals in child-related fields who are concerned with the safety and wellbeing of children.

Rancho Coastal Humane Society
Rancho Coastal Humane Society is proud to be the only shelter in San Diego County, and one of the first in the nation, to offer a sheltering program for the pets of domestic violence victims. Our Animal Safehouse Program provides temporary shelter and care, at no charge, for the pets of victims of domestic abuse. Victims and their children will often stay with a batterer because they fear their pets will be neglected, injured or killed if left behind. Unfortunately, domestic violence shelters are unable to accept pets. With our help, survivors and their children can seek the assistance they need, knowing that their pets are safe.  Because of the Animal Safehouse Program, no one is forced to choose between abandoning a beloved pet and staying in an abusive relationship.

Rural Assistance Center UND Center for Rural Health: 
The Rural Assistance Center (RAC) is a rural health and human services information portal that helps communities access programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality services to rural residents. Services provided include RAC's web site, electronic mailing lists, and customized assistance.

Safe Passages
WCIG-Safe Passage is a unique non-profit organization focused on saving lives of women and their children by breaking the vicious cycle of domestic violence. We are a safe haven for life providing hope, opportunity, pride and empowerment to victims while giving them stability, self-confidence and the life tools to develop a deep personal love for themselves, in turn, the courage to give back to others.

San Diego Youth Services (SDYS)
 A nationally recognized, comprehensive non-profit organization that has helped stabilize the lives of more than a half-million young people and their families since 1970. Every day we work to fight the tragedies of homeless youth and youth in crisis. We administer our programs from fifteen locations throughout San Diego County. Our approach is based on practices that have proven to be effective -- focusing on long-term solutions. Many of our programs are replicated in communities across the nation.

San Diego, East County Domestic Violence Council (SDDVC)
Bringing our community together to end domestic violence and promote healthy relationships in San Diego County.

Sex Abuse Treatment Center (SATC) 
SATC, of the Kapi‘olani Medical Center, is a statewide program valued for its leadership and expertise in providing treatment services for survivors of sexual assault, preventing sexual violence and effecting change through public policy, awareness and education.

Stop the Silence: Stop Child Sexual Abuse Inc.
The Mission of Stop the Silence is to expose and stop child sexual abuse and help survivors heal worldwide. Our overarching Goals are to: 1) help stop child sexual abuse (CSA) and related forms of violence; 2) promote healing of victims and survivors; and 3) celebrate the lives of those healed.

Southern Indian Health Council, Inc. (SIHC): 
Is committed to protecting and improving the physical, mental, and spiritual health of our American Indian community. We provide a comprehensive range of professional health care and social services in a manner respectful of Indian values and traditions. Our dedicated staff takes pride in our quality-minded, coordinated approach to personalized care. All services are tailored to be client-friendly, affordable, and easily accessible - with an emphasis on prevention, early detection, and wellness. SIHC welcomes you and your family to our unique community facility.

STM Learning
Publishes leading clinical research for professionals who are in positions to serve and protect victims of abuse. We provide trusted scientific, technical, and medical resources available to aid in the effort to identify, report, treat, and prevent child maltreatment and domestic violence.

Stop It Now!, Inc. 
Child sex abuse harms millions each year.  Most victims and their families suffer silently and face lifelong after-effects.  Help us mobilize adults and communities to take action to prevent child sexual abuse.  Together we can Stop It Now.

Strategies provides family resource centers, family strengthening organizations, and networks with quality training, coaching and facilitation.  Our services are designed to build staff skills, transfer knowledge and promote best practices for the growth and development of effective programs.

TAALK is a 501c3 non-profit organization with a core belief that child sexual abuse is predictable and preventable when we surround children with knowledgeable and outspoken adults, and we all play a part in the solution. TAALK is an acronym for Talk About Abuse to Liberate Kids.

Tariq Khamisa Foundation
The Tariq Khamisa Foundation is dedicated to Breaking the Cycle of Youth Violence by Empowering Kids, Saving Lives, and Teaching Peace. Through TKF’s school-based nonviolence programs and curriculum, TKF works with elementary, middle, and high school students. We teach them about the realities of gangs, violence, revenge, and the importance of becoming “peacemakers”.

Taylor and Francis
Taylor & Francis Group partners with researchers, scholarly societies, universities and libraries worldwide to bring knowledge to life. Our content spans all areas of Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine, and we are one of the world’s leading publishers of scholarly journals, books, eBooks, text books and reference works.

Transforming the Experience of Anger in Men and Women
Is a certified Domestic Violence program.  Spousal abuse and anger management essentials are provided for court-mandated and voluntary clients.  T.E.A.M. provides trusting, cohesive groups to ensure safety in the family.

The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy is non-profit organization that aims to improve the health of children, families, and communities by decreasing the number of unplanned pregnancies among teens and young adults.

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
The Chicago School is a not-for-profit, accredited institution with more than 4,500 students at campuses across the country (Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C.) and online. TCSPP has been an innovator in the field of psychology and related behavioral science for more than 30 years. TCSPP offers more than 20 degree programs and a wealth of opportunities for international experiences.

The Voices and Faces Project: 
A national documentary project created to give voice and face to survivors of sexual violence, offering a sense of solidarity to those who have lived through rape and abuse while raising awareness of how this human rights and public health issue impacts victims, families and communities.

Time to Heal
Brings together faith leaders, community leaders, activists, academics, researchers, students and interested professionals. We particularly welcome everyone who wants to make a difference to women's lived experience of surviving violence. Time to heal works, within a Christian context, to relieve the needs of persons affected by domestic violence, abuse, and Trauma (primarily but not exclusively to women and children). We envision a society where, gender-based violence is unacceptable; perpetrators are held accountable, and victims receive the compassion, support, and justice they deserve.

United NationsAssociation: Women's Equity Council                                                                                                            The UN today is asked to tackle the world’s most intractable problems—global scale challenges that transcend borders but directly or indirectly affect us all: health, the environment, human rights and justice, peace and security, population, hunger and peacekeeping.

University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Social Work
The mission of the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Social Work is to contribute to the advancement of social work practice in its many forms for the purpose of preventing or resolving the most critical social problems, within its general purpose, the school reaffirms social work’s historic commitment to increase social justice and availability of opportunity for underrepresented and oppresses groups.

University of Illinois at Chicago- Advanced Practice Forensic Nurse Certificate Program 
(UIC CON) is consistently ranked nationally among top 10 colleges of nursing by US News & World Report. It provides education/research training to undergraduate/graduate students. We have several nursing programs; including the on-line Advanced Practice Forensic Nurse Certificate.  The Advanced Practice Forensic Nurse Certificate Program has been developed to educate and prepare nurses to assist victims of all ages and help their families deal with the physical, psychological and legal implication of violent crimes. This program is highly individualized and clinically focused in order to provide the student hands-on, comprehensive, culturally appropriate, and evidence-based care.

US Department of Health & Human Services, Office on Women's Health: 
The Office on Women’s Health (OWH) was established in 1991 within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Its Vision is to ensure that “All women and girls are healthier and have a better sense of well being.”  Its mission is to “provide leadership to promote health equity for women and girls through sex/gender-specific approaches.”  The strategy OWH uses to achieve its mission and vision is through the development of innovative programs, by educating health professionals, and motivating behavior change in consumers through the dissemination of health information.

YWCA of Calgary: 
The YWCA domestic Violence programming serves women, men and children who have witnessed, been abuse and/or perpetrated abusive behavior in an intimate relationship. We provide individual, group and multicultural counseling;emergency shelter for women and children;and supervised visitation.

YMCA Youth and Family Services
YMCA Youth & Family Services (YFS) serves over 40,000 community members each year through 16 programs.
Programs include shelters for runaway and homeless youth, gang, teen pregnancy, and child abuse prevention,   
comprehensive counseling services and before and after school enrichment.

The Zalkin Law Firm, P.C.
The Zalkin Law Firm, P.C. is a leading national law firm that advocates on behalf of, and seeks civil justice for survivors of child sexual abuse.