Institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma

San Diego Summit

23rd International Summit          

September 5-9, 2018

Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine

23rd International Summit on
Violence, Abuse & Trauma

"Voices Against Violence: Breaking Through The Silence"
Linking Research, Practice, Advocacy & Policy

Hyatt Regency La Jolla At Aventine, San Diego, CA

September 5-9, 2018

The 23nd International Summit on Violence, Abuse and Trauma is a unique forum for people from 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 summits that include researchers, practitioners, advocates, consumer-survivors, and front-line workers from all disciplines to share information, discuss controversial issues, and engage in difficult dialogues. Topic tracks span intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, children exposed to violence, at-risk youth, criminal justice issues, sexual victimization, sex trafficking, preventions, trauma in military personnel, veterans and families, elder abuse, substance abuse, trauma-informed care and more. 

The vision of the many Summit co-sponsors, collaborating organizations, exhibitors, and participants is to make a significant positive impact on eliminating all forms of violence and abuse everywhere. We are expecting over 900 attendees from all over the globe to come together for an appreciation of multi-ethnic, multicultural and multidisciplinary perspectives. Opportunities for networking are scheduled into the program to enhance informal discussions of cutting-edge research, prevention and intervention strategies, policy changes, innovative methods,healthcare approaches, advanced clinical concepts and skill building essentials. Everyone will gain from this unique Summit – laying the groundwork for realizing our universal vision for peace.

To join IVAT's Summit Planning Committee please contact Cao Buck at: