Full Day Training on Strangulation
Kelsey McKay, in partnership with Andrea Zaferes, Aquatic Death Expert
The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape will host the 2019 National Sexual Assault Conference from August 21 to 23 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The National Sexual Assault Conference (NSAC) is a two and a half day, advocacy-based conference providing advanced training opportunities and information regarding sexual violence intervention and prevention.
REGISTRATION OPENS IN APRIL
Kelsey will be doing two different trainings at the conference:
Strangulation: Beyond the Obvious in Child Abuse
Pediatric Asphyxiation: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach
Our outstanding conference faculty, numbering well over 200 each year, provide an unmatched variety of workshops and case studies that address the most important issues faced by our attendees in their work. In addition to the 24 tracks of lectures, we offer nine tracks of hands-on computer lab training for those professionals working on technology and Internet-related crimes against children.
The Statewide Strangulation Training Program (SST) was developed by the Statewide Law Enforcement Training on Violence Against Women Program (VAWT) in 2017 to create an 8 hour training course on how to effectively investigate and prosecute strangulation crimes against women for both law enforcement officers and prosecutors.
The purpose of the Statewide Strangulation Training Program is by building a bridge in educating law enforcement and prosecutors about the symptoms, effects, and lethality of strangulation in the crimes of sexual assault, domestic violence, elder abuse, human trafficking, stalking, and dating/acquaintance violence. The program is funded by the S.T.O.P Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Program Grant from the Criminal Justice Division (CJD) of the Texas Governor’s Office.
Full-day training on “Investigating and Prosecuting Interpersonal Violence and Strangulation.”
Kelsey will be presenting three trainings:
Strangled Memories: The Case Study of Robert Israel
Beyond the Walls of Violence: How Fear and Survival Impact Investigations
The Statewide Law Enforcement Training on Violence Against Women Program (VAWT) was developed by the Sexual Assault Family Violence Investigators Course (SAFVIC) in 2010 to create a statewide conference for law enforcement and telecommunicators personnel.
The purpose of the VAWT program is to assist in developing and strengthening effective law enforcement and prosecution strategies to combat violent crimes against women and to develop and strengthen victim services in such cases statewide. The program was initially funded in 2010 through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, S.T.O.P Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Program Grant from the Criminal Justice Division (CJD) of the Texas Governor’s Office.
Sexual Violence & Strangulation
The Child Abuse and Family Violence Summit is a three-and-a-half day, multi-disciplinary conference for professionals working in the areas of investigations, interviewing, assessment, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse, neglect and domestic violence. The Summit’s goal is to educate professionals on the complex issues associated with child abuse and family violence, to broaden each professional’s knowledge base in multiple areas, and to increase understanding of the other agencies’ roles and responsibilities.
Kelsey will be doing the following talks over the course of the week:
Asphyxiation: The Hidden Crime in Child Abuse & Human Trafficking
From Voir Dire to Verdict: The Strategic Prosecution of Strangulation Related Crimes
Implementation of a Strangulation Supplement: Providing Guidance and Credibility for First Responders
Beyond the Walls of Violence: The Role of Fear and Survival in the Investigation & Prosecution of Crime
Sex, Strangulation & Serial Killers
Asphyxiation & Child Abuse
Kelsey will be doing two Keynote Presentations and additional break-out sessions on both days of the conference.
KEYNOTE: Without a Trace of Evidence: The Powerful Control of Strangulation
BREAK-OUT: Implementation of a Strangulation Supplement: Providing Guidance and Credibility for First Responders
KEYNOTE: Validating Voices: Beyond the Cry for Help
December 11, 2018 1:00PM-5:00PM
December 12, 2018 8:00AM-5:00PM
December 13 , 2018 8:00AM-5:00PM
- The Lethality of Strangulation: The Identifiable Risk to our Communities
- Defining the Challenge: The Law & Anatomy
- Health Risks and Trauma Impacts of Strangulation
- Overcoming Obstacles: Improving Investigation and Prosecution with a Strangulation Supplement
RSVP to Kim Riddle: email@example.com
Hosted by the Caldwell County Family Violence Task Force.
"Take out the Drama, Bring in the Trauma: Converting Challenging Victim Behavior into Valuable Evidence"
"Desensitized to Death: The Lethality and Investigation of Strangulation"