Institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma
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Our Vision: Promoting Violence Free Homes, Communities & Societies

Our Vision: Promoting Violence Free Homes,

Communities & Societies

Linking Research, Practice, Advocacy and Policy to End Violence Across the Lifespan

Headquartered in San Diego, California with a satellite office in Honolulu, Hawai`i, the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) is an international resource and training center. 

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals on local, national and international levels by sharing and disseminating vital information, improving collaborations and networking, conducting research and trainings, assisting with direct professional services, program evaluation, and consulting to promote violence-free living.

IVAT is a one-stop shop to address violence.  We collaboratively build and host 2 international summits annually, house 4 academic journals, provide a wide array of trainings addressing violence, abuse and trauma-- many of which can be used toward specialty certificates and continuing education, and we provide excellent professional and clinical services.  To learn more about any of our services, please click on one of the links below. 

Register for the 22nd International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma: Building Peace by Linking Policy, Practice, Research & Advocacy to End Violence & Abuse

Pre-Summit Sessions are September 21st and 22nd. Registration is separate. Please click here.

NPEIV: Global Partners for Peace Annual Forum Registration is separate. Please click here.

Read IVAT Summit Testimonials here

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