Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma: IVAT is a comprehensive resource, training and professional services center concerned with all aspects of violence, abuse and trauma.
Mission: To improve the quality of life for individuals on local, national, and international levels by sharing and disseminating vital information, improving collaborations and networking, conducting research and trainings, assisting with program evaluation, and consulting to promote violence-free living.
Vision: A world free from violence, abuse and trauma.
The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) International Summit has become a unique forum for people from all disciplines and philosophies together for an in-depth exchange of current information on all facets of violence, abuse and trauma prevention, intervention and research. IVAT is a comprehensive resource, training and professional services center concerned with all aspects of violence, abuse and trauma.
IVAT's International Summit is one of the very few, if not the only events that include researchers, practitioners, advocates, consumer-survivors and front-line workers from all disciplines coming together to share information, discuss controversial issues, and engage in difficult dialogues. Topics span adult survivors of maltreatment and trauma, at-risk youth, campus sexual assault, child maltreatment/adverse childhood experiences, human and labor trafficking, intimate partner violence offenders and victims/survivors, legal and criminal justice issues, sexual assault/sexual abuse victimization, trauma, trauma in military personnel, veterans and their families, and underserved populations.
The 24th International Summit will be held September 5 - 8, 2019. Every year the Forum and Summit focus on linking research, practice, policy and advocacy.
American Professional Society of the Abuse of Children: APSAC is a nonprofit, national organization focused on meeting the needs of professionals engaged in all aspects of services for maltreated children and their families.
Mission: The mission of APSAC is to improve society’s response to the abuse and neglect of its children by promoting effective interdisciplinary approaches to identification, intervention, treatment, and prevention of child maltreatment.
Vision: A world where all maltreated or at-risk children and their families have access to the highest level of professional commitment and service.
American Professional Society of the Abuse of Children (APSAC) Child Forensic Interview Clinics which provide training on the state-of-the-art forensic interview theory, research, and techniques, practice interviewing skills in a supportive environment, opportunity to receive feedback from experience professionals, ability to be better prepared to explain and defend interview techniques in court. Training topics include: Disclosure of child abuse, an overview of various interview models; interview include: disclosure of child abuse, an overview of various interview models; interview structure, components, and questioning techniques; child development considerations and linguistic issues; cultural considerations in interviewing techniques for interviewing adolescents, reluctant children and children with disabilities and how to be an effective witness.
APSAC and New York Foundling Corporal Punishment Initiative – On October 12 and 13, 2017, the Vincent J Fontana Center for Child Protection of the New York Foundling and APSAC co-sponsored the National Summit to End Corporal Punishment in the United States. The Summit brought together the leading national experts and researchers to work towards the goals of developing a national strategy to end corporal punishment, creating the framework for a national public health campaign and conceptualizing the framework for a coordinating body to train professional staff, educate parents and disseminate information about evidence-based parent programs. The Summit transportation team has already met twice to develop a strategic plan, and initial financial support has been identified for implementation.
Stop the Silence®: Stop Sexual Abuse, Inc: Stop the Silence is an international non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization focused on the comprehensive prevention and mitigation of child sexual abuse (CSA).
Stop the Silence
Stop the Silence® reaches out and builds person by person, piece by piece, situation by situation, focus by focus - and country by country! - to bring the best of what we can to meet the overall need of child sexual abuse (CSA) prevention, treatment, and mitigation. We aim to prevent, expose, and stop child sexual abuse and help survivors heal worldwide through strategic, comprehensive programming involving well-planned advocacy, education, training, and policy development programming. Drawing on the work that we have done for 18 years, and our pilot in the country of Cyprus, we have developed and tested a Comprehensive Child Sexual Abuse Training, Prevention, Mitigation, and Care Model (CSA Prevention and Care Model) that is being applied in New Zealand currently with the intent to expand the work to a number of countries worldwide.
Stop the Silence® works through the application of a model involving a top-down and bottom-up approach utilizing awareness-raising, advocacy, education, training, policy development, research, direct services and related prevention / mitigation measures. The objectives of the ongoing partnership between Stop the Silence® and Trust MYRIVR, Inc. on the CSA Prevention and Care Model are to increase access to information, social services, and enhanced health conditions regarding the prevention, treatment, and mitigation of child sexual abuse through advocacy, education, and training. We focus a core aspect of the program on the appropriate use of the Trust MYRIVR App. The innovative MYRIVR Self-Referral App tracks referral status in real-time and gives both the consumer and service provider visibility of performance against agreed deliveries and outcomes. Together, we apply the motto for Trust MYRIVR; “E fofo e le alamea le alamea”, or, Solutions for issues within a community can be found within that community (Samoan Proverb). As partners, we intend to scale this concept in numerous parts of the world. There is current interest from: Colombia in Latin America; American Samoa and Australia and other parts of Oceana; Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania, and the UK in Europe: Tajikistan in Central Asia; Iran in the Middle East; Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe in Africa; India and Pakistan in South Asia; and for application across the U.S. Interest in these countries is coming from government, non-profit, and corporate sectors.
Furthermore, in addition to our onsite strategic and comprehensive education and training (in schools and universities, companies, government agencies, non-profit groups, at events, etc.), and the training of various types of service providers in the U.S., Stop the Silence® continues its development of online training for numerous audiences (e.g., social workers, educators, clinicians, police, therapists, clergy). The nanny online training is live and we hope to have all of the online trainings done and up in 2019.
Mission: The mission of Stop the Silence® is to prevent, expose, and stop child sexual abuse and help survivors heal worldwide.
Vision: The vision of Stop the Silence® is a world where child sexual abuse is substantially lessened in our lifetime and ultimately eliminated.