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Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma

Contact Information

Laura Gavin
6160 Cornerstone Court East
Suite 283
San Diego, CA 92121

858-623-2777 (Voice)
858-646-0761 (FAX)

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The IVAT is an important International resource, research and training center that includes all areas of violence, abuse and trauma. The Institute encompasses multiple centers, which focus on Family Violence in the broad sense, Sexual Assault, Youth and School Violence, Workplace Violence, Violence Prevention, and Traumatic Stress. The IVAT specializes in training and programs, publications, professional services, an annual international conference, regional mini-conferences, as well as community relations and outreach for each of its broad topic areas. Based upon years of professional and organizational research and practical experience, the IVAT is a leader in the development and dissemination of strategies to eliminate violence, abuse and trauma.


FVSAI publishes Family Preservation: A Treatment Manual for Reducing Couple Violence; Help End Abuse Relationship Tendencies (HEART): A Personal Growth Program Manual for Battered and Formerly Battered Women; Processing Memories Retrieved by Trauma Victims and Survivors: A Primer for Therapists; Trauma, Amnesia and the Denial of Abuse; and bibliographies on Sexual Abuse/Incest, Spouse/Partner Abuse, Child Physical Abuse/Neglect and Elder/Parent Abuse. Serial Publication: Family Violence and Sexual Assault Bulletin, twice yearly--reference lists, lists of current publications, original research and treatment papers, book and media reviews.


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Date Entered: 9/1/1997
Date Edited: 3/14/2013
Date Revised: 10/22/2006 3:24:52 PM
Health Referral Number: HR2365
Accession Number: DP91A0896

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