Institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma



Promoting Violence Free Homes, Communities & Societies


Join the IVAT Team & apply to be our new Assistant Director or Summit Assistant today!


14th Hawai'i International Summit on Preventing, Assessing & Treating Trauma Across the Lifespan at the Hawai'i Convention Center in Honolulu, HI from March 27-30, 2017

Download our Registration Brochure or Register Online today!!

--- Discounted rates available until MARCH 19th ---

Want to save money on Summit registration fees? Be a Summit Volunteer!                                                 *Please send Volunteer applications to Angela Schwab at

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. 



10065 Old Grove Road, Suite 101

San Diego CA 92131


(858) 527-1860