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Advanced Course on Strangulation Prevention
February 4, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Training Institute is excited to offer our Advanced Course on Non-Fatal Strangulation Prevention, Class No. 27, 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 February and the first Friday in March (Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25 and March 4th) 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
SUBMISSION OF THIS APPLICATION DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCEPTANCE INTO THE COURSE.
Preference will be given to professionals who are attending as part of a multi-disciplinary team. All members of a team must submit an application in order to be considered. A typical multi-disciplinary team includes a minimum of four members from any of the following disciplines: law enforcement, medical (paramedic, nurse and/or physician), prosecutor, civil attorney, advocate (community and government), Family Justice Center Directors, Executive Director of DV or SA Coalition, Probation or Court Personnel, and/or Policy Makers. To get full credit for the Advanced Course, attendees must complete the entire 5 days and all assigned reading.
Applications for the Advanced Course must be completed by January 31st, 2022. We will respond to accepted attendees as applications are received. After this date, any unconfirmed seats will be made available to attendees on the waiting list.