15th Hawai`i International Summit on Preventing, Assessing & Treating Trauma Across the Lifespan


The 15th Hawaiʻi International Summit brings together the latest research on prevention, assessment, and intervention techniques concerning various aspects of trauma and maltreatment across the lifespan as well as the long-term effects if untreated. Plenary and breakout sessions will discuss various types of child, adolescent and adult trauma, the dynamics of maltreatment and trauma at home or in the community, and their psychological, behavioral and neuro-developmental effects. Nationally and internationally recognized presenters and local practitioners assemble to discuss the latest research, assessment methods, interventions, and prevention strategies for those who have been traumatized, abused, and/or victimized. Application of current research information and practical techniques is emphasized throughout this Summit.

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. This Pre-Summit and Summit meet the qualifications for up to 24.25 hours of continuing education credit for MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. The BBS continues to recognize the NASW-CA Chapter as an approved provider of CEs for LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs, and LEPs. 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 Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) to offer continuing education for certified alcohol and drug counselors (Provider #1S-03-499-0219).  CE credits approved by California agencies are accepted in most states. 

· Additional CE accreditation may be available – due to accreditation procedures, we are prohibited from advertising prior to approval.

· Different sessions meet many licensure requirements for continuing education credits for child abuse, domestic violence, ethics, aging, substance abuse, child custody, domestic violence offender treatment, and child sexual abuse.

For more information on continuing education, please contact PatriciaS@ivatcenters.org


  • Explain the current state-of-the-science research and identify 2 practices concerning child, adolescent and adult trauma and maltreatment
  • Explain the dynamics and overlap of 2 different types of trauma and maltreatment
  • Identify 2 effects of early trauma on the long-term functioning of children, adolescents and adults
  • Identify 2 ways to improve skills and techniques for helping children, adolescents, adults and families recover from various types of trauma and maltreatment
  • Explain 2 issues and strategies for preventing abuse and neglect
  • Explain 2 Trauma-Informed Care approaches

Please Note: Parking is NOT included with registration. Parking at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center is available at $10 PER ENTRY. Sorry, there are no in and out privileges. 

*Discounts are available for groups, students, and Military: Must be registered as a group of 5 or more to qualify for a group discount. Contact Erycha Butler at ErychaB@ivatcenters.org for more information*

NASW CA High Quality  IVAT welcomes NASW CA as cosponsor for the 15th Hawaiʻi International Summit!

Translation/Interpreters & ADA Requests: 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will make every reasonable effort to accommodate your request. Spanish-speaking and hearing impaired Summit attendees (Plenary and selected Breakout Sessions) and anyone else needing ADA accommodations, please contact Sarah Adams at SarahA@ivatcenters.org no less than 30 days prior to the Summit to allow ample time to meet your requests.


CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: Cancellations must be submitted to Registration Specialist Erycha Butler at erychab@ivatcenters.org. Cancellations submitted within 3 business days of initial registration date will receive a full refund. Cancellations submitted before February 15th will be charged a $75 cancellation fee and the remaining will be refunded, less the service charge. No refunds will be distributed for cancellations after March 15th. Registrations are transferrable before March 15th. *Continuing Education (CE) fees are non-refundable, but transferable. Contact CEs & Bookstore Coordinator Patricia Smith at patricias@ivatcenters.org for more details.

  • When

  • April 16, 2018 - April 19, 2018
    9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
    Hawaiian Time

  • Where

  • Hawaiʻi Convention Center
    1801 Kalakaua Ave.
    Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

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