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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

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21st International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma Information

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IMPORTANT NEWS: OVW has approved IVAT's request to invite OVW grantees to attend the 21st International Summit on Violence, Abuse and Trauma on August 28-31, 2016 in San Diego, CA.

Grantees from Abuse in Later Life, ICJR (formerly Arrest), Campus, Consolidated Youth, Justice for Families, LAV, Rural, SASP-Cultural, SASP-Formula, State Coalition, Transitional Housing, Tribal Coalition and Underserved Programs have been conditionally approved to attend this conference.  Grantees are required to contact their OVW program specialist to get approval specific to their award and to ensure that a Grant Adjustment Notice (GAN) is issued.  A GAN must be completed and approved before grantees commit or expend any funds related to attending this conference.
Grantees from the CLSSP and STOP programs may be invited to attend this conference and do not have to contact OVW for prior approval.  STOP subgrantees need approval from their STOP State Administrator.  Grantees who are not required to get prior approval to attend this conference should be advised to place a “memo to the file” in their grant records indicating the conference approval reference number.

The reference number for this conference is OVW-2016-MU-014.  This number must be used by grantees when requesting approval via a GAN or in their “memo to the file”.  This approval and assigned reference number is for this conference only.   >> Click to Register

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Important IVAT Highlights

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Position Summary -The Marketing and Events Coordinator, under the general direction of the Summit & Training Manager or Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for the marketing, promotion, and event planning for all events and activities for the Professional Trainings and Summits (PTS) Division. . >> 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.
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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


Resources and Support Directory

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IVAT is now accepting INTERNS! > More Info

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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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