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Understanding Strangulation and Its Impact on Survivors (Lanham)

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BECO Conference Center

4425 Forbes Blvd

Lanham, MD 20706

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Strangulation


Strangulation is one of the most lethal forms of intimate partner violence, and is a key risk factor for homicide. Despite minimal to no visible injuries, victims could have complications, which without proper medical intervention, could lead to serious medical issues or delayed death. This workshop will review research on strangulation, signs, symptoms, medical and safety interventions, documentation and findings from a hospital-based domestic violence program to help improve response to strangulation victims.


At the end of the training, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain why strangulation is concerning for health care professionals, law enforcement, advocates, and the safety of victims, but may be overlooked

  2. Understand challenges to identifying and intervening with strangulation victims

  3. List important findings of strangulation and lethality research

  4. Describe basic anatomy, symptoms, signs, radiological test recommendations and best practice for documentation


Presented by: Audrey Bergin, M.P.H., M.A., Manager, Domestic Violence(DOVE)Program, Northwest Hospital


2.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for this training. CEUs are free for MNADV members and $15 for non-members. Please bring cash or check with you to the training.

Questions? Please contact Amber Guthrie at aguthrie@mnadv.org or call 301-429-3601.

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