- Adult Survivors of Maltreatment & Trauma
- At-Risk Youth
- Child Maltreatment/Adverse Childhood Experiences
- Human & Labor Trafficking
- Intimate Partner Violence Offenders
- Intimate Partner Violence Victims/Survivors
- Legal & Criminal Justice Issues
- Sexual Assault/Sexual Abuse Victimization & Offenders
- Trauma in General
- Trauma in Military Personnel, Veterans & Their Families
- Vulnerable Populations
- Campus Sexual Assault
- Youth Dating Violence and Appeasement in the Age of #MeToo
- Using Your Existing Data to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Your Prevention and Treatment Program or Services: Learning by Doing
- Desperately Seeking Attachment: How Trauma and Neglect Disrupt Attachment
- Protective Practices for Practitioner Burnout
- Ethical Dilemmas and Compassion Fatigue; The Interface of Energy Management
- The Intersection of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Domestic Violence (DV)
- “It Wasn’t Rape Because She Came”: The Myth of Victim Arousal in Sexualized Violence
- Simple and Effective Control of Aggression - 4 Steps: A Therapeutic Method
- MEGA♪ Specialized Risk Assessment, Training: Assessing Sexually Abusive Youth, Ages 4-19 years*
- Earn CEs and specialty certifications to fulfill your annual requirements and refine your skill set.
- Network and collaborate with professionals from across disciplines during Poster Session & Welcoming Reception and Awards Luncheon.
- Gain applied knowledge by hearing from acclaimed keynote speakers.
- Attend panels and workshops that cover hot-button topics like #MeToo, Campus Sexual Assault, and more.
- Refresh your self-care routine by attending a variety of self-care opportunities.
Making the Most of the 23rd Summit
This Summit has become a unique forum for professionals across all disciplines and philosophies to gather for in-depth exchange of current information on all facets of violence, abuse and trauma prevention, intervention and research. We are one of the very few events that include researchers, practitioners, advocates, survivors, and front-line workers from all disciplines to share information, discuss controversial issues, and engage in difficult dialogues. We strive to infuse our theme of Voices Against Violence: Breaking Through the Silence into the presentations as well as into the thoughtfulness and professionalism reflected throughout the Summit. We continue to focus on linking research, practice, policy and advocacy.
Poster Session & Welcoming Reception
Thursday 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Positioned on the first evening of the Summit, the Poster Session is a great opportunity to mix and mingle. Sharing ideas with diverse professionals in the fields of violence, abuse, and trauma, allows poster presenters and guests to engage in topical discussions. Music, appetizers and a cash bar provide a relaxing backdrop for posters on display.
Saturday 12:20 pm - 2:30 pm
Come network with invited speakers, Summit Planning Committee, and other professionals from a diverse assortment of fields over a seated lunch. Awards to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the
fields of prevention, intervention and treatment of violence, abuse and trauma will be announced. This ticketed event is
included with registration for Saturday Summit. Tickets will be distributed at registration desk.
Continuing Education Offerings
IVAT is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. IVAT maintains responsibility for this continuing education program and its content. This Summit and Post-Summit meet the qualifications for up to 26.5 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs &/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The BBS continues to recognize APA as an approved provider of CEUs for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, & LEPs. The BBS continues to recognize NASW-CA as an approved provider of CEUs for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, & LEPs. IVAT is approved by the State Bar of California to offer Minimum Continuing Legal Education for attorneys (#11600). IVAT is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses to offer continuing education for nurses (CEP #13737). IVAT is approved by the California Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) to offer continuing education for certified alcohol & drug counselors (Provider #1S-03-499-0219). IVAT has identified up to 26.5 hours of Victim Assistance related training to meet the renewal continuing education requirements for National Advocate Credentialing Program(NACP) Victim Advocates. This Victim Assistance renewal training would also be applicable for the D-SAACP (DOD Sexual Assault Advocate Certificate Program) NACP Victim Advocates are required to receive 32 hours of victim assistance related continuing education every two years, two hours must be in ethics. Please note that CE credits approved by CA agencies are accepted in most states.
For information regarding continuing education, please contact: email@example.com
Additional licensures for professionals, i.e. physicians, child custody evaluators, domestic violence offender treatment providers, etc. will be available. Due to the accreditation restrictions to not list prior to approval, we are prohibited from advertising them until approved.
Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine and Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 26.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
IVAT Specialty Certifications
Summit and Post-Summit Sessions meet many of the training requirements for the IVAT Specialty Certification Programs.
Specialty Certification in Domestic Violence Offender Treatment includes training and experience in working with both male and female intimate partner violence offenders, understanding the dynamics and safety issues involved in intimate partner violence and typologies of domestic violence offenders.
Specialty Certification in Child Custody Evaluations includes an understanding of the issues of child development, parenting abilities and issues, best interests of children, and assessment techniques in general and specifically regarding child custody cases. The dynamics of legal, forensic, and mental health issues are included.
Specialty Certification in Trauma Care includes an understanding of the various forms of trauma, short and long-term effects of trauma, and assessing and treating adults and/or children who have experienced both simple and complex trauma. The dynamics of post-traumatic stress disorder are included.
Child & Adult Advocacy Studies Training Maltreatment (Formerly known as CAAST) focuses on experiential, interdisciplinary, ethical, and culturally sensitive content that provides professionals a common knowledge base for responding to child and adult maltreatment. This certification focuses on development and understanding of the numerous factors that lead to child and adult maltreatment, and the existing responses to child and adult maltreatment.
Translation/Interpreters & Special Accommodations
In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. Spanish-speaking and hearing-impaired Summit attendees (Plenary and selected Breakout Sessions) and anyone else needing special accommodations, please contact our Meeting & Event Manager, Mark Yunker at 858-527-1860 ext. 4550 no less than 30 days prior to the Summit to allow ample time to meet your requests.
Please review IVAT's grievance procedure here.
Calling all volunteers! Are you looking to attend the Summit at a discounted rate?
Earn lowered or waived Summit Registration by signing up to volunteer your time. Every 5 hours worked will count towards one day of waived registration. Some fees may still apply.
Become a Supporter
IVAT invites organizations, groups, and companies to join the 23rd Summit's cause by becoming an Exhibitors, Sponsors, Advertiser, or Collaborator. Your contribution to enrich and diversify the Summit each year is welcomed and appreciated by attendees.