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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

Important IVAT Highlights

Monterey CA2 Day Specialized Risk Assessment Training: Assessing Sexually Abusive

Youth (MEGA♪: Multiplex Empirically Guided Inventory of Ecological Aggregates for Assessing Sexually Abusive Children and Adolescents, Ages 4-19) May 12-13, 2015 Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA

For more information, please contact: Patricia Smith at
To Register:
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
Azim Khamisa
  • The Journey of Forgiveness: Destination Peace: Train the Trainer Certification Program in Forgiveness Principles

March 30-31, 2015 | Hawaii Convention Center | Honolulu, HI
Registration & Information:
Presenter: Azim Khamisa is hailed by dignitaries such as the Dalai Lama, Former President Bill Clinton and Al Gore, and carries his inspirational message of forgiveness, peace and hope into a world in desperate need of each. Following the loss of his only son Tariq in 1995 to a senseless, gang-related murder, Azim chose the path of forgiveness and compassion rather than revenge and bitterness, and this amazing choice led to the establishment of the Tariq Khamisa Foundation ( and the subsequent forgiveness movement which has reached millions including the publication for 4 books, numerous media appearances, and a multitude of awards.

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2nd Annual ThinkTankTalanoa Pacific Women's Indigenous Network (Pacific WIN) “ThinkTankTalanoa

Mata ki mua, mata ki tua Monu Tagaloa!
Applications are now being accepted for the Second Annual PacificWIN ThinkTankTalanoa in Honolulu, Hawaii March 29 – March 31, 2015. The talanoa/dialogue and fakagahua/training will focus on human rights from Pacific worldviews. Limited spaces are available for Pacific Women participants. This is a self-funded opportunity to meet and network with other Pacific Women from the island nations of the Pacific, New Zealand, Australia and the United States. 

  • Members will be provided a code to register for the 2nd Annual PacificWIN ThinkTankTalanoa (March 29-31).  Please contact Suzanna Tiapula at

  • Think Tank Talanoa Members attending other sessions under the 12th Hawaii International Training Summit on Preventing, Assessing & Treating Trauma Across the Lifespan (March 31-April 2), should register separately for this at or go to

  • OBSERVERS interested only in attending the ThinkTank Talanoa (March 29-31) for a fee of $150.
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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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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