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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

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12th Hawaii International Training Summit on Preventing, Assessing & Treating Trauma Across the Lifespan

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

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Important IVAT Highlights

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
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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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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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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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