Strangulation Prevention and Intervention Course

5 March 2018, 9:00am to 6 March 2018, 5:00pm

When: Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th March 2018

Where: Eastlake Football Club – 3 Oxley Street, Kingston ACT 2603

The AFP, Red Rose Foundation, FAMSAC Australia and ACT Health are bringing world acclaimed specialist trainers from the San Diego Institute on Strangulation Prevention to Canberra.

Strangulation has been identified as one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and sexual assault: unconsciousness may occur within seconds and death within minutes. Strangulation is an ultimate form of power and control where the perpetrator can demonstrate control over the victim’s next breath: it may have devastating psychological effects or a potentially fatal outcome.

Attendees of this training learn how to: identify the signs and symptoms of near-fatal strangulation cases; understand and recognize the anatomy and medical aspects of surviving and non-surviving victims; investigate and document cases for prosecution; prosecute cases, including using experts in court; and, most importantly, enhance victim safety through trauma-informed advocacy services.

This course will be based upon the Australian model of care with input from local experts including policing, medicine, counselling and legal professions.

Details are available in this flyer.

To enquire or register: email your details to famsaca@act.gov.au or phone 02 6244 2185.

Cost for 2 days $550 ($400 for FAMSACA members)

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