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The Training Institute is excited to offer our Advanced Course on Non-Fatal Strangulation Prevention, Class No. 26, in a virtual format! 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 and held every Friday in October (Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29) from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM PST with pre-course homework and optional networking sessions from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM PST.

The ​Advanced ​Course ​covers: ​

  • The most current research and emerging case law on domestic violence and sexual assault strangulation crimes
  • The link between stranglers, cop killers, and terrorists
  • Understanding lethality and the need for training
  • A survivor’s perspective
  • Lessons learned from San Diego
  • Understanding the 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
  • Best practices for the forensic/medical 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

Attendees will have the opportunity to:

  • Work together as a multidisciplinary team and in affinity groups
  • Conduct a risk assessment and develop an advocacy plan
  • Learn about recent court cases and review court transcripts
  • Apply trauma-informed investigation and advocacy techniques
  • Observe a mock direct and cross examination
  • Identify experts within your MDT
  • Practive developing their expertise for court
  • Practice cross-examining experts
  • Bring a strangulation case for review by faculty and experts
  • Develop strategies for implementing best practices for their community
  • Practice giving a 5-minute presentation on strangulation
  • Network with attendees