Institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma

Hawai`i Summit

15th International Hawai`i Summit on Preventing, Assessing & Treating Trauma Across the Lifespan

April 16-19, 2018

15th Hawai`i Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma – Click Here for the Submission Application - Deadline October 6, 2017

 we are specifically looking for topics, such as:

  • Educators
  • Finding foster homes for youth with complex sexual behaviors/histories
  • Human trafficking
  • Homelessness (addressing case management and training)
  • Housing first model in HI and SD


IVAT's 15th Hawai`i Summit April 16-19, 2018  

Hawai`i Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawai`i

Read IVAT Summit Testimonials here

Take a look at our printable PDF Summit Program!

Please Note: The link does not include the front & back covers of the on-site program due to limited document data storage. 

Winner of the #14HISummit Youth Art Contest, Sylvia Lee. 

Winner of the #14HISummit Youth Art Contest, Sylvia Lee. 

Hawaii art contest
Awards Ceremony at the #14HISummit Awards Luncheon

Awards Ceremony at the #14HISummit Awards Luncheon

Click here to access available Speaker Handouts for the #14HISummit!

Please Note: Not all speakers provide handouts. We will upload handouts as we receive them. Thank you for your patience. 

Read the 14th Hawaii Summit Summary Report

#14HISummit Media Interviews

DR. STEVEN CHOY ON HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO 3.24.2017: #14HISummit co-founder Dr. Steven Choy was on Hawaii Public Radio to talk about the devastating effects of abuse and what can be done to break this cycle of violence. To listen to the interview, click here.
DR. ROBERT GEFFNER ON HAWAII NEWS NOW 3.27.2017: #14HISummit co-founder & IVAT President Dr. Bob Geffner was a guest on Hawaii News Now’s “Sunrise” morning show to discuss some of the programs meant to proactively instill values and positive behavior in those at a young age to discourage violence and discrimination. To watch Dr. Geffner’s interview, click here.