Understanding and Responding to Strangulation Cases
November 6, 2018
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Nicole Morella, MSW
Research shows that 30% to 60% of victims of domestic violence report being strangled by their partner. The act of strangulation itself can be fatal, and victims of domestic violence who survive a strangulation are at increased risk for experiencing future harm and potential death by the abusive partner. However, strangulation is often overlooked or minimized by first responders and providers. Through this workshop, advocates and first responders will understand the signs and symptoms of strangulation; assessment tools and questions to assist with identification and documentation; the risks associated with strangulation and potential lethality; and opportunities for collaboration to strengthen responses to survivors.
3 DVS Credits: Intervention Skills