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About the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention

Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and sexual assault: unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes. When domestic violence perpetrators choke (strangle) their victims, not only is this felonious assault, but it may be an attempted homicide.

Strangulation is an ultimate form of power and control where the batterer can demonstrate control over the victim’s next breath: it may have devastating psychological effects or a potentially fatal outcome.

The goals of the Institute are to:

  • Enhance the knowledge and understanding of professionals working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault who are strangled
  • Improve policy and practice among the legal, medical, and advocacy communities
  • Maximize capacity and expertise
  • Increase offender accountability and ultimately enhance victim safety.

Latest News

August 23
Special Report Part 2: Survivors of Strangulation
August 23, 2016

By: Sasha Foo VIDEO SAN DIEGO, CA (KUSI News) — For survivors of domestic violence, it’s a terrifying red flag. Strangulation by a husband or partner is  Continue Reading »

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August 22
Special Report: Preventing the Most Dangerous form of Domestic Violence
August 22, 2016

By: Sasha Foo VIDEO SAN DIEGO, CA (KUSI News) — It’s one of the most dangerous and frightening forms of domestic abuse and in San  Continue Reading »

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