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25th San Diego International Summit on Violence, Abuse and Trauma Across the Lifespan


25th San Diego International Summit on Violence, Abuse and Trauma Across the Lifespan

" Transforming Trauma into Triumph "

Linking Research, Practice, Policy and Advocacy

August 30, 2020β€”September 2, 2020
8:30 AM-4:30 PM  PT
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The Summit is a unique forum for people from all disciplines and philosophies to gather for in-depth exchange of current information on all facets of violence, abuse and trauma prevention, intervention and research.

We are one of the very few Summits that include researchers, practitioners, advocates, consumer-survivors, and front-line workers from all disciplines to share information, discuss controversial issues, and engage in difficult dialogues.   Topic tracks span intimate partner violence, child maltreatment/Adverse Childhood Experiences, children exposed to violence, adolescent trauma, campus assault, criminal justice issues, sexual victimization, human and labor trafficking prevention, trauma in military personnel, first responders and their families, elder abuse, substance abuse and more. We strive to infuse our theme of "Transforming Trauma Into Triumph" into the presentations as well as into the thoughtfulness and professionalism reflected in the Summit content.   The vision of the many Summit co-sponsors, collaborating organizations, exhibitors, and participants is to make a significant positive impact on eliminating all forms of violence and abuse everywhere. We are expecting over 1,000 attendees from all over the globe to come together virtually for an appreciation of multi-ethnic, multicultural and multidisciplinary perspectives. Opportunities for networking are scheduled into the program to enhance informal discussions of cutting-edge research, prevention and intervention strategies, policy changes, innovative methods, healthcare approaches, advanced clinical concepts and skill building essentials.

Everyone will gain from this unique Summit - laying the groundwork for realizing our universal vision for peace.  Summit attendees include: Advocates, Researchers, Psychologists, Social Workers, Nurses, Judges, Attorneys, Clergy, Counselors, Military, Marriage and Family Therapists, Volunteers, Physicians, Policy Makers, Educators, Law Enforcement, Probation and Parole Officers, Psychiatrists, Shelter and Crisis Center Workers, Consumers and Others.  Summit Co-Chair and IVAT President: Robert Geffner, PhD, ABPP, ABN; Founding President, Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT); Clinical Research Professor of Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University at San Diego; Founding Co-Chair NPEIV,  Summit Co-Chair: Sandi Capuano Morrison, MA, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT); NPEIV Board of Directors Member

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