Providing training and technical assistance to family violence professional throughout the world on Domestic and Sexual Assault Strangulation Crimes.
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View the free Investigating Strangulation Course or take the Investigating Strangulation test for free online.

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Offering San Diego-based, on-site, and online webinar trainings for all family violence and sexual assault professionals.

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Resource Library

The Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention provides numerous resources for family violence professionals.

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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 31
Bill Tracker: Proposal would make strangulation a ‘crime of violence’
August 31, 2018

Joshua Vaughn The Sentinel Each legislative session thousands of bills and amendments are introduced in the Pennsylvania Legislature. Only a fraction become law, and an  Continue Reading »

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August 30
HAVEN offers class to show warning signs of strangulation abuse
August 30, 2018

PONTIAC, Mich. (WJBK) – It’s a chilling 911 call. A child calling police as her father tries to strangle her mother. It’s a training video highlighting  Continue Reading »

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