Join us virtually, or in person at the
Rose Andom Center in Denver, Colorado
on Thursday, October 7th, 2021
from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm PST for a 6-hour training on Non-Fatal Strangulation
with national experts Gael Strack,
Casey Gwinn, and Dr. Bill Smock!
Strangulation: The Last Warning Shot
October 7, 2021
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Pacific Time
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Mountain Time*
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Central Time
11:00 am - 6:00 pm Eastern Time
*The in-person course will be held in this time zone.
Dr. Bill Smock - Police Surgeon, Louisville Metro P.D. and Medical Director, Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention
Gael Strack, J.D. - CEO of Alliance for Hope Intl.
Casey Gwinn, J.D. - President of Alliance for HOPE Intl.
Cost: $100 per person
Who Should Attend: Medical Providers, Attorneys, Judges, Prosecutors, Paramedics, EMTs, Advocates, Law Enforcement, Probation/Parole, Psychologists, MFTs, LCSWs, CPS workers, civil attorneys, defense attorneys
For more information or to register:
This 6-hour training will feature faculty from the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention. This training welcomes any professional working with victims of child abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse, and sexual assault who wants to improve their response to the handling of non-fatal strangulation cases. Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of violence. Please join us to learn about emerging best practices, new research, new tools, new protocols, case law, and ways to address your cases and how you can save lives!
Speakers will cover the following:
- The History of Strangulation
- The Need for Strangulation Training
- Understanding the lethality of strangulation
- Link between Officer and Mass Shootings
- Medical signs and symptoms of strangulation assaults
Long term consequences, delayed death, and fatal strangulation
Pulseless Electrical Activity in Strangulation CasesInvestigative strategies, report writing, and interviewing witnesses
- New strategies in clinical documentation of strangulation signs and symptoms
- Understanding the impact of trauma on survivors
- Development of local experts
- Use of experts in court, including tips for testifying
- Best practices in advocacy for survivors of non-fatal strangulation
- The Science of HOPE
The Institute will not be providing accreditation for this training. However, if you are seeking accreditation through any organization and require further materials, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com
Alliance for HOPE International is an approved National provider of BRN credits for nurses (Provider #17052). 6.00 hours of Board of Registered Nursing credits are offered complimentary with this training. Upon completion of this training, nurses will be able to:
- Increase understanding of the signs and symptoms of strangulation. Describe the signs and symptoms associated with non-fatal strangulation.
- Increase understanding of internal injuries, delayed death and long-term consequences. List several complications and long term consequences from non-fatal strangulation injuries visible.
- Improve their identification and documentation. Demonstrate comprehensive documentation on a non-fatal strangulation case using a case example.
For all interested parties local to the Denver area, the training will be open to 75 attendees, first come first served.
Casey Gwinn, J.D.
Casey Gwinn is the President of the Family Justice Center Alliance which provides technical assistance Family Justice Centers across the world (www.familyjusticecenter.com). Casey is visionary and founder of the San Diego Family Justice Center, Co-Founder of the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention and the Founder of Camp Hope. Casey is the former Elected City Attorney for San Diego.
Gael Strack, J.D.
Gael Strack is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Alliance for HOPE International. The Alliance oversees the National Family Justice Center, Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention, Camp HOPE America, VOICES and the Justice Legal Network. Gael is an internationally recognized expert in non-fatal strangulation cases and regularly trains on numerous topics. Gael is also an Adjunct Professor at California Western School of Law teaching a class on “Domestic Violence and the Law”.
Dr. Bill Smock
Dr. Bill Smock is the full-time Police Surgeon and directs the Clinical Forensic
Medicine Program for the Louisville Metro Police Department. Dr. Smock is
currently a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of
Louisville School of Medicine and Chair of the Training Institute on Strangulation
Prevention’s National Medical Advisory Committee. He is an internationally recognized forensic expert and trains nurses, physicians, law enforcement officers, attorneys and judges in multiple fields including: reconstruction of officer-involved
shootings, felony strangulation investigation, gunshot wounds evaluation, forensic toxicology, injury mechanisms and motor vehicle trauma.
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