Handling Strangulation Cases at the Front Lines

The Strangulation Prevention Institute has a webinar coming up with Drs. Ralph Riviello and Jacquelyn Campbell, Handling Strangulation Cases at the Front Lines (Part I). The session will be held August 28th at 10am PT. Note: this is a two-hour webinar. It appears nursing CEs are available for a cost of $25. Hopefully, this will be archived on their site. From the announcement:

Part 1 – “He choked me.  I thought I was going to die.” will cover:

  • Updates on the Danger Assessment Tool and new research on Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Understanding the impact of an of anoxic injury, traumatic brain injuries and delayed consequences
  • How to explain the medical aspects of strangulation and suffocation to victims
  • What to do when the victim answers YES to question about being “choked”
  • Tools from the Institute to help front-line workers
  • Emerging practices at Family Justice Centers and DOVE
  • How to support a survivor who has been strangled and potentially suffering from the long-term consequences of strangulation such as traumatic brain injury
  • Practical tips from the panel, the field and survivors


  • Improve our understanding of the immediate, delayed, and long-term health consequences of non-fatal strangulation
  • Discuss promising practices emerging at Family Justice Centers, hospitals, and/or multi-agency organizations
  • Review the Danger Assessment Tool and new research
  • Provide practical approaches for front-line staff at Centers on how to best provide services and support for survivors of strangulation

Register for the session here.

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