Our Trainings

The Institute trains over 5,000 professionals per year on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Strangulation Crimes and provides the following training options:

Basic Strangulation Training: 

  • This course can be provided in segments of 1, 2, 3 and 4 hours.
  • It is recommended for multi-disciplinary groups interested in learning the basics about the investigation, documentation, prosecution and advocacy of non-fatal strangulation cases. Generally leaves audiences wanting much more.
  • The overall objective is to introduce and train professionals on the signs and symptoms of strangulation, lethality, and improve individual responses.

One Day Training:

  • This six-eight hour training is recommended for multi-disciplinary groups interested in learning the basics about the investigation, documentation, prosecution and advocacy of non-fatal strangulation cases and seeking to develop an integrated approach to responding to non-fatal strangulation cases.
  • Recommended for communities with mobilized coordinated community response teams, SART, DVRT, Family Justice Centers and/or High Risk Teams.

Two Day Training for Trainers/Specialists/Teams:

  • Recommended for multi-disciplinary groups who have already received training on the basics of the investigation, documentation, prosecution and advocacy of non-fatal strangulation cases; have developed an integrated approach to responding to non-fatal strangulation cases; and is now seeking to develop local trainers and/or specialization.
  • This training can also be customized for communities seeking to rollout a new protocol and/or develop specialized teams within their community.  Recommended for communities with mobilized coordinated community response teams, SARTs, a DVRTs, Family Justice Centers and/or High Risk Teams seeking to develop a regional and/or statewide response.

Advanced Four Day Training for Communities Seeking to Implement Best Practices:

  • Recommended for multi-disciplinary groups who have already received training on the basics of the investigation, documentation, prosecution and advocacy of non-fatal strangulation cases; have developed an integrated approach to responding to domestic violence, sexual assault and/or child abuse cases who now seeking to expand their response to include non-fatal strangulation cases in all arenas.
  • This training is highly recommended for those communities now seeking to develop local trainers, experts and significantly increasing the prosecution rate of felony strangulation cases.
  • This training can also be customized for communities seeking to develop and/or rollout a new protocols, specialization, implementation plans and/or best practices within their community.
  • Recommended for communities who are highly motivated and mobilized with established coordinated community response teams, SART, DVRT, Family Justice Centers and/or High Risk Teams with strong partnerships with the medical community.
  • This training is perfect for developing a regional and/or statewide response with extraordinary results.

Medical Training: Additional training for the medical community can be incorporated into this training either in the morning or evening to accommodate the schedules of physicians and/or residents such as grand rounds and/or journal club.

Judicial Training: Additional training for court personnel can be incorporated into this training in the morning or lunch hour to accommodate the schedules of judges, court personnel, probation, family court facilitators, defense attorneys, civil attorneys and/or other court specialists.

Webinar Training:

– Basic Strangulation Training can be provided via webinar and customized for particular disciplines. Webinar training generally will include the following:

  • 60 minutes of training with 30 minutes of questions and answers.
  • Alliance staff to manage, host and produce webinar training.
  • Webinar will be recorded and posted on our website at www.strangulationtraininginstitute.com and password protected for site’s on-going use.
  • Alliance will provide sample flier and/or constant contact, course description, speaker bios, power point, evaluation, pre or post tests as well as other materials for attendees and accreditation.

– Webinar training is highly recommended for busy professionals with limited ability to attend training.

For All Training Options: The Alliance recommends attendees watch a free 30 minute on-line training course, click here and download our documentation app called “Document It” before attending training, click here.