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SAVE THE DATE: Advanced Course on Strangulation Prevention

October 27, 2020 - October 30, 2020

Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention

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October Advanced Course on Strangulation Prevention!

InterestedCost to Attend: 
$650 per person
$600 per person in a group of 3 or more
Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and sexual assault. This course has been specifically created for professionals seeking to improve the investigation and prosecution of strangulation cases in their communities. The course will equip attendees with strategies to properly assess for non-fatal strangulation, advocate for the specific medical and safety needs of strangulation survivors, and testify as effective expert witnesses. This course is designed for communities seeking to implement new protocols, create system-wide changes, launch a strangulation response team, or learn about best practices.


The course will cover an in-depth examination of:
  • The most current research on domestic violence and sexual assault strangulation crimes
  • Medical signs and symptoms of strangulation assaults
  • Long term consequences, delayed death, and fatal strangulation
  • Investigative strategies, report writing, and interviewing witnesses
  • Clinical documentation of strangulation signs and symptoms
  • Strategies for advocacy and working with traumatized victims
  • Development of local experts
  • Use of experts in court, including tips for testifying
Attendees will have the opportunity to:
  • View a crime scene and work in a multi-disciplinary team to investigate a strangulation case and prepare evidence for a mock trial
  • Apply trauma-informed investigation and advocacy techniques
  • Practice testifying as an expert witness and practice cross-examining an expert witness
  • Bring strangulation cases from their community for review by faculty members
  • Develop strategies for implementing best practices in their community
  • Practice giving a 5-minute presentation on strangulation
Course Objectives:
  • Increase the identification of the subtle signs and symptoms of strangulation
  • Improve the documentation and collection of evidence
  • Improve the assessment of internal injuries
  • Improve report writing and follow-up investigations
  • Increase the use of specialized reporting forms
  • Increase the prosecution of cases as misdemeanors and felonies
  • Develop local experts
  • Prepare experts to testify on non-fatal strangulation
  • Improve advocacy for victims
  • Share smart and promising practices, including strangulation response teams
  • Share resources and new tools from the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention
*In the event that the current restrictions on travel/events recommended by the CDC are extended beyond this date, we will still hold this training in a virtual format


San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA United States + Google Map

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