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This training contains recordings from the February 2022 Advanced Course. Trainings will be posted typically 3-4 days after sessions.
Strangulation ​has ​been ​identified ​as ​one ​of ​the ​most ​lethal ​forms ​of ​domestic ​violence ​and ​sexual ​assault. This training will be provided by the leading experts in America.
The ​Advanced ​Course ​covers: ​
  • The most current research and emerging case law on domestic violence and sexual assault strangulation crimes
  • Stranglers, cop killers, and terrorists
  • Understanding lethality and the need for training
  • A survivor’s perspective
  • Lessons learned from San Diego
  • Anatomy, physiology, medical signs and symptoms
  • Long term consequences, delayed death, and fatal strangulation
  • Need for imaging and how to advocate for implementation
  • The role of all first responders, including dispatchers, paramedics, and crime scene investigators
  • Investigative strategies, report writing, and interviewing witnesses and the suspect
  • Clinical documentation and the forensic domestic violence/strangulation exam
  • Successful prosecution strategies
  • New strategies for advocacy and working with traumatized victims
  • Screening for traumatic brain injury and medical advocacy
  • Development of local experts
  • Use of experts in court, including tips for testifying
  • Advocating for victim safety from the time of arrest through probation
  • Recommendations for probation
  • Understanding and integrating ACES and science of HOPE in your work
  • Best practices and developing an implementation plan, including a county-wide protocol