Institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma
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Linking practice, policy, research and advocacy to promote violence-free homes, communities, and societies.



Clinical and Forensic

Provide trauma-focused therapy services on a sliding scale to those in need in San Diego County. Expert testimonial, custody evaluations, and more.

Trainings and Summits


Two annual international summits, local trainings, and custom-tailored workshops. Eligible for specialty certifications and continuing education credits.


Explore our four academic journals: Child & Adolescent Trauma, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Custody, Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma.

β€œThe IVAT Summit speaks to me in every possible way.  I learn, I create, I am inspired,  I have community, I am rejuvenated, I am hopeful, and I have fun. We work together to end violence through community and passion!”