IDVAAC extends special thanks to all of the speakers, participants, guests, volunteers, and others who helped make this event a phenomenal success.  We will post  presentations and other information from the event in the coming days. Please check back periodically for new information and updates. Thanks again for your support.



IVATThis conference is co-sponsored by The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) at Alliant International University.  IVAT is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists.  IVAT maintains responsibility for this continuing education program and its content.  IVAT is recognized by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) to offer continuing education for National Certified Counselors (Provider #5659).  IVAT adheres to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.  IVAT is approved by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences (PCE #33) to offer continuing education for LCSWs and MFTs.  This conference meets the qualifications for up to 12.5 hours of continuing education for MFTs and LCSWs as required by the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences.  IVAT is approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses to offer continuing education for nurses (CEP #13737).  IVAT is approved by the State Bar of California to offer Minimum Continuing Legal Education for attorneys (#11600).  IVAT is approved by the California Association of Alcoholism & Drug Counselors (CAADAC) to offer continuing education for certified alcohol and drug counselors (Provider #1S-03-499-0113).  CE credits approved by CA agencies are accepted in most states. For information on continuing education, contact


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Assembling the Pieces

Community Insights

Safe Return

Assembling the Pieces Online

Read stories about promising practices to address domestic violence, book/video reviews and meet scholars and practitioners focused on the issue of domestic violence.

Community Insights Initiative

Learn about what African American communities perceive to be the causes and consequences of domestic violence as well as useful strategies they identify to address domestic violence.

Safe Return Initiative

Learn about the intersection between domestic violence and prisoner re-entry and IDVAAC’s efforts to keep women safe – from the penitentiary to the community.

Supervised Visitation & Exchange

Learn about IDVAAC’s efforts to enhance the delivery to supervised visitation and exchange services to culturally-specific and culturally diverse communities using centers in cases involving domestic violence.