International summit aims to help youth traumatized by abuse, neglect, violence

Updated: Mar. 28, 2016 at 4:51 PM HST
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From the Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma:

The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma will hold its 13th Hawaii International Summit in Honolulu from March 29-31 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu to assist trauma and neglect case experts in assessing, preventing and treating those situations.

"Preventing, Assessing and Treating Trauma Across the Lifespan" is the theme of the three-day seminar open to psychologists, counselors, therapists, social workers, nurses, attorneys and others who treat trauma cases.

National and local presenters will share prevention strategies and the latest research findings to help provide the tools needed to address abuse and neglect cases, as well as understand the long-term effects, if they go untreated.

Event registrants can attend plenary and breakout sessions on various topics, including:

  • ·      Child Trauma/Maltreatment
  • ·      Adolescent Trauma/Youth Violence/At-Risk Youth
  • ·      Adult/Family Trauma
  • ·      Prevention/Early Intervention
  • ·      Intimate Partner Violence
  • ·      Trauma in Military Personnel, Veterans & Their Families
  • ·      Healthcare Professionals Dealing with Abuse & Trauma
  • ·      Criminal Justice & Legal Issues
  • ·      Human trafficking
  • ·      Trauma with vulnerable populations (indigenous populations, elder abuse and LGBTQ communities)

This summit is approved to offer up to 18 hours of continuing education credits for event participants in their particular field.

Winners of the 3rd Annual Children's Art contest promoting the development of healthy interpersonal relationships will also be announced at the event.

The deadline for early event registration is March 13. For more information on the event and how to register, see the website at

The summit is being held in conjunction with the Hoomaluhia-Family Violence & Sexual Assault Institute, Hawaii Branch; Institute on Violence, Abuse & Trauma; Catholic Charities Hawaii, Child & Adolescent Mental Health Division-Hawaii; and the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Against the Lifespan.