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Pre-Conference Details
Orlando, FL
April 17, 2017

Cost:  $150

Registration for the Pre-Conference includes:

  • 1 full day of training with leading national experts
  • Light Continental breakfast
  • Lunch and afternoon beverage break

Refunds & Cancellation: As this training is already provided at a discounted rate, no refunds will be given.

Continuing Education: 7.25 contact hours available for this Pre-Conference Session. We are approved for nurses and approved for social workers and victim advocates, for more information please see the continuing education tab on the conference page. 

Online Registration: Our preferred method for conference registrations is our online format. Online registration allows you to register regardless of your method of payment (credit card, check or purchase order). If for some reason you are unable to register online, you may download the pre-conference manual registration form.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


This multi-media presentation will cover the following: findings from a study of 300 strangulation cases, the medical aspects of strangulation in surviving and non-surviving victims, legal aspects of investigating and prosecuting non-fatal strangulation cases, practical tips for all professionals handling strangulation cases, how to develop and use experts in court, best practices working with traumatized victims and new tools for advocates. This one-day course will cover the most recent research and case law as well as include interactive exercises, review of a crime scene exercise and leave plenty of time for questions that will pertain to law enforcement, attorneys, health care providers as well as advocates.


As a result of this training, participants will be better able to:

  • Increase the awareness of the lethality of non-fatal strangulation
  • Increase the identification of the subtle signs and symptoms of strangulation
  • Improve the documentation and collection of evidence
  • Improve the assessment of internal injuries
  • Improve report writing and follow-up investigations
  • Increase the use of specialized reporting forms
  • Increase the prosecution of strangulation cases both as misdemeanors and felonies
  • Develop local experts
  • Prepare experts to testify on non-fatal strangulation
  • Improve advocacy for victims
  • Share smart and promising practices, including strangulation response teams
  • Share resources and new tools from the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention
Diana Faugno, MSN, RN, CPN, SANE-A, SANE-P, FAAFS, DF-IAFN, Forensic Nurse, Treasurer, EVAWI, Eisenhower Medical Center, Palm Desert, CA
William Smock, MS, MD, Police Surgeon, Clinical Forensic Medicine Program, Louisville Metro Police Department, Louisville, KY
Gael Strack, Esq., Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Alliance for HOPE International, San Diego, CA
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