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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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

May 11
EDITORIAL-Nonfatal Strangulation Should be Taken Seriously
May 11, 2017

Click here for the original story May 9, 2017 In 2008, the Journal of Emergency Medicine studied domestic violence cases where women were strangled nonfatally  Continue Reading »

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May 2
Forensic Exam Made Available to Domestic Violence Victims
May 2, 2017

  With the cameras she uses on the bed next to her, Karen Marcus, a forensic nurse with Palomar Medical Center, stands in the medical  Continue Reading »

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