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Fairfield Connecticut Police Department Protocol

On September 13, 2016, Fairfield, CT Police Department adopted the following policy under their Family Violence Crimes (Section 6.3.4 Medical Assistance: In cases of reported strangulation, the party will be examined by ambulance personnel. This... Read More

Strangulation: More Common Than You Might Think (Radio Show / Podcast)

Strangulation is can be lethal within minutes, and can cause a victim to black out in seconds. It's also used a lot by domestic violence perpetrators. Sometimes it's not taken very seriously by courts or... Read More

What Paramedics Need to Know About Strangulation

Presented by: Dr. Ralph Riviello. Strangulation is not always fatal, however, it does produce medical signs and symptoms for survivors, and the non-fatal assaults are very typical of domestic violence. Paramedics are often times the... Read More

What We Learned in 2015: Updates from the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention

Presented by: Dr. Dean Hawley, Casey Gwinn, JD, & Gael Strack, JD. Strangulation impacts all professionals working on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking cases. Today, we know unequivocally that strangulation is one... Read More

Trauma-Informed Investigations with Victims of Non-Fatal Strangulation Assaults

Presented by: Chief Thomas Tremblay (ret). Justice begins with an understanding of the devastating impact that trauma has on domestic violence and sexual assault victims who have been strangled. The effects of trauma are often... Read More