Upcoming Trainings

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The Institute is excited to provide training on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Strangulation Crimes in the following communities:


Advanced Strangulation Course – October 24-27, 2017

Fort Worth, TX

SOLD OUT – our next course will be held in San Diego, CA February 6-9, 2017. Registration opens November 1, 2017. 

Our four-day Advanced Strangulation Course will be held October 24-27, 2017 in Fort Worth, TX.

Priority will be given those attending in multi-disciplinary teams from the same jurisdiction. Teams consisting of law enforcement, prosecution, medical professionals, advocates and/or court personnel are highly encouraged to apply.

About the course:

This course has been specifically created for professionals seeking to improve the investigation and prosecution of strangulation cases in their communities. The course will equip attendees with strategies to properly assess for non-fatal strangulation, advocate for the specific medical and safety needs of strangulation survivors, and testify as effective expert witnesses. This course is designed for communities seeking to implement new protocols, create system-wide changes, launch a strangulation response team, or learn about best practices.

Click here to learn more…


August 22, 2017 – Cheyenne Regional Medical Center

Cheyenne, WY

For more information on the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, please visit http://www.cheyenneregional.org/

For more information, please contact Sarah Sherman Julien.


September 15, 2017 – Foothill-De Anza Community College District Police Department

Los Altos Hills, CA

For more information on the Foothill-De Anza Community College District Police Department, please visit: http://www.fhdapolice.org/

For more information, please contact Sarah Sherman Julien.


September 22, 2017 – US Army Family Advocacy Program

Ft. Stewart, GA

For more information on the Ft. Stewart US Army Family Advocacy Program,  please visit: http://www.stewart.army.mil/info/?id=377&p=6

For more information, please contact Sarah Sherman Julien.


September 26-28, 2017 – 8th Annual Leadership Summit

New Orleans, LA

For more information on the Leadership Summit please visit the Family Justice Center Alliance website: https://www.familyjusticecenter.org/training/conferences-and-events/

For more information, please contact Sarah Sherman Julien.


September 29, 2017 – The Last Warning Shot: Addressing Non-Fatal Strangulation in Your Community

New Orleans, LA

Click Here to Register…..

Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and sexual assault – the last warning shot. During this training, Casey Gwinn, JD and Gael Strack, JD will discuss the best of the best from the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention: new case law, lessons learned, best practices, and resources available for domestic violence, child abuse, sexual assault, and elder abuse professionals in the handling of non- and near-fatal strangulation cases.

The training will cover:
-The most current research on domestic violence and sexual assault strangulation crimes
-Medical signs and symptoms of strangulation assaults
-Long term consequences, delayed death, and fatal strangulation
-Investigative strategies, report writing, and interviewing witnesses
-New strategies in clinical documentation of strangulation signs and symptoms
-Understanding the impact of trauma on survivors
-Development of local experts
-Use of experts in court, including tips for testifying
-Best practices in advocacy for survivors of non-fatal strangulation

For more information, please contact Sarah Sherman Julien.


October 2, 2017 – Women in Need, Inc.

Chambersburg, PA

For more information on Women in Need, Inc., please visit: http://winservices.org/

For more information, please contact Sarah Sherman Julien.


October 4, 2017 – US Army Community Service

Ft. Drum, NY

For more information on the Ft. Drum US Army Community Services, please visit: https://drum.armymwr.com/programs/army-community-service

For more information, please contact Sarah Sherman Julien.


October 4-5, 2017 – Marine Corps Community Services Behavioral Health Program

Okinawa, Japan

For more information on the Marine Corps Community Services, please visit: http://www.mccsokinawa.com

For more information, please contact Sarah Sherman Julien.


October 6, 2017 – Wyoming County District Attorney’s Office

Wyoming Co, NY

For more information on the Wyoming County District Attorney’s Office, please visit: http://www.wyomingco.net/DA/main.html

For more information, please contact Sarah Sherman Julien.


October 13, 2017 – Domestic Violence Coordinating Council of Monterey County

Monterey, CA

For more information on the Domestic Violence Coordinating Council of Monterey County, please visit: http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/dvcc/

For more information, please contact Sarah Sherman Julien.


October 31, 2017 – Loudoun Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court and Loudoun’s Domestic Abuse Response Team

Loudoun Co, VA

For more information download the flyer 0r visit http://www.lcsj.org.

For more information, please contact Sarah Sherman Julien.


November 6-9, 2017 – National Advocacy Center

Columbia, SC

For more information on the NAC, please visit: https://www.justice.gov/usao/about-offices-united-states-attorneys

For more information, please contact Sarah Sherman Julien.


November 14, 2017 – Essex Co Family Justice Center

Essex Co, NJ

For more information on the Essex Co Family Justice Center, please visit: http://www.essexcountyfjc.org/

For more information, please contact Sarah Sherman Julien.


November 16, 2017 – New York State Office of the Coordinating Judge for Family Violence Cases

New York, NY

For more information on this office, please visit: http://nycourts.gov/courts/family-violence/index.shtml


Advanced Strangulation Course – February 6-9, 2018

San Diego, CA

Registration will open November 1, 2017. 

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For more information, please contact Sarah Sherman Julien.


To request training in your community, click here.

Corresponding Training Materials
Unless specifically linked on this page, please go to the Online Resource Library to access the materials, handouts, and continuing education credit information for past trainings.