Course Description

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