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September 5-9, 2018: 23rd International Summit on Violence, Abuse and Trauma

  • Hyatt Regency at Adventine La Jolla 3777 La Jolla Village Drive San Diego, CA, 92122 United States (map)

This Summit has become 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 includes researchers, practitioners, advocates, consumer-survivors, and front-line workers from all disciplines to share information, discuss controversial issues, and have the difficult dialogues. Topic tracks span intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, children exposed to violence, at risk youth, criminal justice issues, sexual assault, people with disabilities, treatment of victims and offenders, elder abuse, trauma, sex and labor trafficking, trauma in military personnel, veterans, and their families, culturally specific and underserved populations, and more. This year’s Summit is co-sponsored by the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV). Learn more about NPEIV at  This year's Think Tank Forum is September 5, 2018 just before the Summit begins. We have strived to infuse our theme of “Building Peace by Linking Policy, Practice, Research and Advocacy to End Violence and Abuse“ into the presentations, as well as into the thoughtfulness and professionalism reflected in the Summit content.