The Training Institute is excited to offer our Advanced Course on Non-Fatal Strangulation Prevention in San Diego, CA! Strangulation ​has ​been ​identified ​as ​one ​of ​the ​most ​lethal ​forms ​of ​domestic ​violence ​and ​sexual ​assault. This training will be held Feb. 11 - 14, 2020.

The ​Advanced ​Course ​covers:​
• The most current research on domestic violence and sexual assault strangulation crimes
• Medical signs and symptoms
• Long term consequences, delayed death, and fatal strangulation
• Investigative strategies, report writing, and interviewing witnesses
• Clinical documentation
• Strategies for advocacy and working with traumatized victims
• Development of local experts
• Use of experts in court, including tips for testifying

Attendees will have the opportunity to:
• View a crime scene and work in a multi-disciplinary team to investigate a strangulation case and prepare evidence for a mock trial
• Apply trauma-informed investigation and advocacy techniques
• Practice testifying as an expert witness and practice cross-examining an expert witness
• Bring a strangulation case for review by faculty and experts
• Develop strategies for implementing best practices in local communities
• Practice giving a 5-minute presentation on strangulation


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 3.5 days and all assigned reading.

Applications ​for ​the Advanced ​Course ​must ​be ​completed ​by Friday January 24th, 2020. ​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.

Apply today!


  • Where

  • The Westgate Hotel
    San Diego, California 92101
    1055 2nd Ave.

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