22nd International Summit on Violence, Abuse and Trauma

The 22nd International Summit on Violence, Abuse and Trauma will be held in San Diego, California from September 24-September 27, 2017. 

This Summit has become a unique forum for people from all disciplines & philosophies to gather for in-depth exchange of current information on all facets of violence, abuse & trauma prevention, intervention & research. We are one of the very few events that include researchers, practitioners, advocates, consumer-survivors, & front-line workers from all disciplines to share information, discuss controversial issues, & engage in difficult dialogues.


We strive to infuse our theme of “Building Peace by Linking Research, Practice, Advocacy & Policy” into the presentations as well as into the thoughtfulness & professionalism reflected throughout the Summit. On Monday, September 25th we will have a plenary roundtable to discuss “What is Intersectionality & Why Should You Care?”

Summit Tracks:
  • Adult Survivors of Maltreatment & Trauma
  • At-risk Youth
  • Child Maltreatment/Adverse Childhood Experiences
  • Intimate Partner Violence Victims/Survivors
  • Legal & Criminal Justice Issues
  • Offenders: Intimate Partner Violence
  • Sex & Labor Trafficking
  • Sexual Assault/Abuse Victims & Offenders
  • Trauma in General
  • Trauma in Military Personnel, Veterans & Their Families
  • Culturally Specific & Underserved Populations

The National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV): Global Partners for Peace will host the Annual Forum & celebrate its 9th Anniversary. The Annual Forum is composed of renowned national & international professionals, advocates & consumer-survivors in the fields of violence, abuse & trauma.This meeting is held each year prior to the Summit to advance its action-based m&ate for the reduction & eradication of violence by identifying & addressing gaps & issues facing the fields. Additional information is available on our websites: www.ivatcenters.org or www.npeiv.org.

The vision of the Summit co-sponsors, collaborating organizations, exhibitors, & participants is to make a significant, positive impact on eliminating all forms of abuse everywhere.We are expecting over 1,000 attendees from around the globe to come together drawing from multi-ethnic & multicultural perspectives. Opportunities for networking are scheduled into the program to enhance informal discussions of cutting-edge research, prevention & intervention strategies, policy changes, innovative methods, healthcare approaches, advanced clinical concepts & skill-building essentials. 

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Date & Time: 
09/24/2017 - 12:00 to 09/27/2017 - 12:00