Twenty-Fourth International Summit on Violence, Abuse, and Trauma Across the Lifespan
Sep 5 – Sep 8 all-day

This Summit is a unique forum for professionals across 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 events that include researchers, practitioners, advocates, survivors, and front-line workers from all disciplines to share information, discuss controversial issues, and engage in difficult dialogues. Evident in our uniquely comprehensive programming, the Summit focuses on linking research, practice, policy and advocacy to promote violence-free living for all. Opportunities for networking, continuing education, specialty certifications, and more make this an event you don’t want to miss.

Summit Tracks
1. Adult Survivors of Maltreatment & Trauma
2. At-Risk Youth
3. Campus Assault
4. Child Maltreatment/Adverse Childhood Experiences
5. Human and Labor Trafficking
6. Intimate Partner Violence Offenders
7. Intimate Partner Violence Victims/Survivors
8. Legal & Criminal Justice Issues
9. Primary Prevention/Early Intervention
10. Sexual Victimization
11. Trauma in General
12. Trauma in Military Personnel, Veterans & Their Families

Trauma Training Institute
Sep 9 @ 5:17 pm – Sep 10 @ 6:17 pm

Please join the District of Columbia’s Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG) for a two-day foundational training on trauma for professionals working with victims of crime, justice-involved individuals, and youth at risk for truancy and juvenile delinquency.

 Day 1 – Monday, September 9, 2019

  • Trauma and the Neurobiology of Trauma
  • Trauma-Informed Responses
  • Trauma, Cultural Humility, and Safe Spaces

Day 2 – Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Morning Session – Breakout Panels (Breakout panels only apply for Day 2.  Please select 1 breakout panel during event registration in order to attend.)

1. Trauma & Justice-Involved Individuals

2.  Trauma & Crime Victims

3.  Trauma & Youth

Afternoon Session  

  • Connections Between Trauma and Substance Use
  • Collaborating Across Systems
  • Living Beyond Trauma


National Training Institute 2019
Dec 4 – Dec 6 all-day

The National Center for Victims of Crime’s annual training conference emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to sharing promising practices, current research, and effective programs and policies that are victim-centered, practice-based, and research-informed. NTI is a forum for law enforcement, victim service professionals, allied practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to share current developments and build new collaborations. Proposals are due December 17, 2018.