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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 & disseminating vital information, improving collaborations & networking, conducting research & trainings, assisting with direct professional services, program evaluation, & consulting to promote violence-free living.
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IVAT International and Hawaii Conferences

14th Hawai'i International Summit on Preventing, Assessing & Treating Trauma Across the Lifespan - March 27 - 30, 2017, Honolulu Hawaii

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4th Annual Children's Art Contest Information "No Hurting, Show Aloha" Information
4th Annual Children's Art Contest Information "No Hurting, Show Aloha" Calendar
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Important IVAT Highlights

Be part of the solution and endorse the National Plan to End Interpersonal Violence across the Lifespan Today


We hope you will join us in this historic endeavor!


NPEIV condems degrading language and behaviors concerning sexual assault.

>> See Press Release


Bullet New Job Opportunity at IVAT - Summit Assistant

Position Summary -The Summit Assistant will assist in the planning, organizing, and execution of IVAT’s summits. The Summit Assistant is part of the Professional Training and Summits Division within IVAT.

The successful candidate will be dedicated to providing high quality service to all constituencies of the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma. S/he will exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical principles and will be committed to the tenets of IVAT's Mission and Vision. >> See Details

Hawaii News Now discussing with Dr. Steven Choy, how the Hawaii International Training Summit aims to help youth traumatized by abuse, neglect, and violence.
>> See Video
Alliant’s Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma partners with National Taiwan University to Taiwan Partnershipimprove justice system and forensic process for victims of child abuse. >>See Press Release
Web Site Supports Pediatricians’ Efforts To Assist Children Exposed to Violence
The American Academy of Pediatrics, supported by a grant from the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC), has launched a new Web site that provides pediatricians the resources they need to modify the operations of their practice to identify, treat, and refer children who have been victims of or witnesses to violence.

Resources: (click below)

- AAP children exposed website
- Defending Childhood Initiative.
- OJJDP publications- children's exposure to violence.
- Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

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San Diego Based Domestic Violence Assessment and Therapeutic Services

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Resources and Support Directory

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IVAT provides local assessment & therapeutic services on a sliding fee scale.

For more information please call (858)-527-1860 x 4560 or email

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Click on the logo above and start shopping today!!

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For a booklist or to order books, please contact Patricia Smith at or 858-527-1860 x4570

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