What We Learned in 2017: Updates from the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention

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Strangulation impacts all professionals working on sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking cases. Today, we know unequivocally that strangulation is one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence. Unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes.

During this webinar, Casey Gwinn, JD, Gael Strack, JD, and Dr. William Smock will discuss lessons learned, best practices, and resources available for family violence and sexual assault professionals. Subtopics will include:
- Findings from our survivor focus group
- New Medical Radiological Evaluation Recommendations from the Medical Advisory Board
- Best practices for identifying, documenting, investigating, and prosecuting strangulation cases
- Emerging issues in the field – medical, legal and advocacy trends
- Implementing new and existing legislation: Moving the dial in 2017

This project is supported all or in part by Grant No. 2016-TA-AX-K067 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.