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Institute on Violence, Abuse and Truma (IVAT)-Promoting Violence-Free Living, the

The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) is an international resource and training center at Alliant International University.

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

20th International Summit & Training on Violence, Abuse & Trauma

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Important IVAT Highlights

New Bullet Registration for CAST (Child Advocacy Studies Training) is now available for San Diego dates below!

- (May 28-June 2, 2015) San Diego, Alliant University


- (June 16-June 19, 2015) Sacramento, CA

- (July 8-14, 2015) San Diego, Alliant University

Scholarship Inquiries for california professionals only: Please contact Soar Huang – (858)527-1860 x 4033 or

CAST (Child Advocacy Studies Training) is a 3-course training that takes place over 6 training days for a total of 40 hours. We now offer an additional 2 days of training at our new Mock House. Here simulated practice is recorded and analyzed to give participants a method of refining their techniques and applying their knowledge with a multidisciplinary team of professionals. Participants will take part in a full house investigation while assessing the evidence/clues of Child Maltreatment through activities that develop critical thinking.

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

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