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The Last Warning Shot: A Training on Non-Fatal Strangulation

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In collaboration with the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the International Association of Forensic Nurses is hosting a 6.5 hour virtual training on November 4, 2021. The Institute on Strangulation Prevention will be presenting a program titled, The Last Warning Shot. Participants may include: forensic nurses, emergency medical and nursing personnel, law enforcement, prosecutors, victim advocates, therapists, judges, probation and parole officers, EMS personnel and dispatchers to—

  • increase your understanding of the signs and symptoms of strangulation, short and long-term health consequences, need for imaging and a clinical exam;
  • improve system responses to the handling of non-fatal strangulation through multidisciplinary teams;
  • increase awareness about current research, laws, best practices and resources;
  • improve the identification, investigation, and documentation of strangulation cases across disciplines;
  • increase felony prosecutions and offender accountability;
  • reduce the number of strangulation cases being dismissed or reduced to misdemeanors simply because the victim recants or doesn’t appear in court; and
  • improve victim safety through early intervention.

Cost: $10.00 for Pennsylvania Chapter Members; $20.00 for Non-members; no charge for Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence advocates.

A URL for registration will be added approximately 6–8 weeks prior to the conference date.

Date Created: July 2, 2021