This Conference has become a unique forum for people from all disciplines and philosophies to gather for in-depth exchange of current information on all facets of violence, abuse and trauma prevention, intervention and research. We are one of the very few conferences that actually includes researchers, practitioners, advocates, consumer-survivors, and front-line workers from all disciplines to share information, discuss controversial issues, and have the difficult dialogues. Topic tracks span intimate partner violence, child maltreatment, children exposed to violence, at risk youth, criminal justice issues, sexual assault, people with disabilities, treatment of victims and offenders, elder abuse, trauma, and more. This year’s Conference also includes the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan Summit and Research Sessions: A Conference within A Conference! We have strived to infuse our theme of Working Together to End Violence, Abuse and Trauma - Best Practices: Compassion in Action” into the presentations as well as into the thoughtfulness and professionalism reflected in the Conference content.
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