The Last Warning Shot: Addressing Non-Fatal Strangulation

New Orleans, Louisiana
Friday, September 29, 2017
The Last Warning Shot: Addressing Non-Fatal Strangulation
Friday, September 29, 2017 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (Central Time)

New Orleans Family Justice Center
(504) 592-4005
701 Loyola Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113
United States

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The Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention is excited to offer a one-day  Strangulation Training in New Orleans, LA on September 29, 2017. 
  

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. 

This training has been specifically created for professionals seeking to improve the investigation and prosecution of strangulation cases in their communities. The training 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 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.

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

Presenters:
Casey Gwinn, JD, President and Co-Founder of Alliance for HOPE International and the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention.

Gael Strack, JD, CEO of Alliance for HOPE International and co-founder of the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention. 
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Continuing Education Credits

This conference will provide MCLE (Attorneys) credits for applicable sessions for California residents.

Attorneys outside of California wishing to obtain credit must file for credit individually. All of the information necessary to apply for credits (outside of CA) will be provided on-site.   

 

Contact Information

  • Alliance for HOPE International
    (888) 511-3522

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