FVSAI d/b/a The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) is a 501(c)(3) organization that condemns violence and oppression in all its forms. They stand with all who work for equality and peace. IVAT is a leading international resource and training center, founded in 1984 as FVSAI and headquartered in San Diego, California with a satellite office in Hawaii and Maryland.
IVAT is a one-stop shop to address and end violence. They host 2 international summits annually, house 3 academic journals, maintain several research databases, provide program evaluation, consultation, and a wide array of trainings addressing violence, abuse and trauma– many of which can be used toward specialty certificates and continuing education, and offer vital professional and clinical services to San Diego County and beyond. They also believe collaboration across systems is key to putting an end to violence and abuse.