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SD Summit Nominations

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

For Awards To Be Presented At
23rd International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma

Every year, the Institute on Violence Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) seeks to honor those among us who have made significant inroads in the struggle to end violence in the home, the community, and around the world.  To that end, we will present six very special awards at our 23rd Annual Summit that will be held September 5th – September 9th in San Diego, CA.  These awards include Donald R. Fridley Memorial Award for Excellence in Training and Mentoring, Lifetime Achievement in Advocacy Award, Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award, Rosalie S. Wolf Memorial Elder Abuse Award, William Friedrich Memorial Child Sexual Abuse Research, Assessment and/or Treatment Award, The Returning Veterans Resiliency in Response to Trauma Award, and National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV) Paul Fink Interpersonal Violence Prevention Award

Call for Awards Deadline: Feb. 28, 2018


Donald R. Fridley Memorial Award for Excellence in Training and Mentoring

This award is dedicated to the memory of Donald R. Fridley, PhD, a Southern California based psychologist considered to be the “clinician’s clinician”. Dr. Fridley was a master at training and mentoring other therapists and helping them develop and hone their talents and skills. He was a past president of the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation, their newsletter editor, and a member of their Professional Training Faculty. This award is given to an individual or organization that, through innovative activities, strategies and methodologies has contributed to the training, mentoring, and development of future generations of mental healthcare providers.

Lifetime Achievement in Family Violence Advocacy Award

This award is given to the individual who exemplifies compassion, wisdom, and tirelessness as they serve those who most need an ally during the most painful of times. This award honors and encourages the qualities of an advocate by recognizing outstanding life achievement on behalf of victims.

Linda Saltzman Memorial Intimate Partner Violence Researcher Award

This award was first given at the 2007 IVAT Conference. It is a joint award given by IVAT and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This award is dedicated to the memory of Linda Saltzman, Ph.D., who dedicated her life to ending intimate partner violence through research.  She was instrumental in promoting and initiating an intimate partner violence research program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) decades ago, which opened the door for many of the researchers today. This award encourages continued research in this field by recognizing either new or established researchers who have made substantial contributions to the field of intimate partner violence.

Rosalie S. Wolf Memorial Elder Abuse Award

This award is dedicated to the memory of Rosalie S. Wolf, PhD who was the driving force behind the elder abuse prevention movement.  Dr. Wolf founded and served as the President of the National Committee for Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA), founded and edited the Journal of Elder Abuse & Neglect, conducted groundbreaking research and served as the founding Chairperson of the International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA).  The honoree in the national and international categories may be either an individual or organization that has demonstrated dedication and commitment to the ideals of Rosalie S. Wolf to prevent and reduce the incidence of elder abuse and neglect through research, education, policy or practice.  To remind us of her work and efforts, we initiated the Rosalie S. Wolf Annual Memorial Panel and we have created the Annual Rosalie S. Wolf Memorial Elder Abuse Prevention Award. This award is co-presented by National Committee for Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA) and Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT)

 William Friedrich Memorial Child Sexual Abuse Research, Assessment and/or Treatment Award

This award is dedicated to the memory of William Friedrich, Ph.D., who dedicated his life to ending child sexual abuse through research, assessment, and clinical treatment. This award encourages these qualities by recognizing either new or established researchers or practitioners who have made substantial contributions to the field of child sexual abuse.

 The Returning Veterans Resiliency in Response to Trauma Award

This award is given to a veteran who has experienced specific trauma in war and has chosen to work to alleviate the trauma experienced by others, and act as an advocate in helping others heal and recover for the trauma experienced as a veteran. This award will identify a veteran whose work has had a notably restorative impact on a traumatized population due to effort, therapeutic and other positive qualities, and advocacy of the veteran who is chosen for this award.

National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV) Paul Fink Interpersonal Violence Prevention Award

The NPEIV Paul Fink Interpersonal Violence Prevention Award is given to an individual or agency that has made significant contributions to our understanding of how multiple forms of violence are related and the importation of addressing them through development and implementation of an integrated violence prevention approach. The award has been named to honor the work of the late Paul Fink, M.D. who was a longtime Clinical Psychiatry News columnist and editorial adviser, and a key leader in the field of psychiatry (he worked to prevent child abuse and the treatment of trauma). This award is based upon nominations to the NPEIV Awards committee, and the final determination by the committee. The award is also presented by the Leadership Council on Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence, National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV), and Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT). Dr. Fink was the former president of the Leadership Council.


We are asking your help in identifying deserving candidates for these awards. If you know of someone whom you believe should be honored for their work this year, please take the time to download and carefully complete the appropriate form, and send it to us here at IVAT no later than February 28th.

If you have questions about the awards or the nominating process or should need to have a specific nominating form emailed directly, please, contact us.

Alisha Cunzio, Summit Assistant
Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma
10065 Old Grove Road, Suite 101, San Diego, CA  92131
Phone: (858) 771-5008 x 4270 | Fax: (858) 527-1743  |  E-mail: alishac@ivatcenters.org