Past Trainings

  • Speaker, Relationship Violence 360 Conference, Travis County Sheriff’s Office, “Strangulation Investigation” June, 2011
  • Instructor, Austin Police Department Cadet Academy, “Strangulation Response & Investigation” July 2011, February 2013, October 2013, January 2014
  • Speaker, Prosecutor Skills Course, Texas District and County Attorneys Association, “Prosecuting Strangulation Cases” July, 2011
  • Instructor, Cedar Park Police Department In-Service Training, “Strangulation Investigation” January, 2012
  • Instructor, Travis County Sherriff’s Office New Detective and Sex Crimes Detective Training, “Investigating Strangulation” June, 2012
  • Speaker, Travis County Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, “Documenting Strangulation” 2012
  • Instructor, Austin Police Department In-Service Training, “Investigation Strangulation and Family Violence Cases” January 2013, June 2013
  • Instructor, Austin Police Department In-Service Training, “Victim Advocacy in Domestic Violence Strangulation Cases” Multiple Trainings from 2011-2014
  • Speaker, Investigator School, Texas District and County Attorneys’ Association, “Strangulation” February 2013
  • Speaker, Travis County District Attorney’s Office, Training for Counselors “Strangulation: Knowledge & Advocacy” August 2013
  • Speaker, Williamson County Domestic Assault Response Team Meeting, “Strangulation” August 2013
  • Speaker, The University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work, “Understanding Strangulation” August 2013
  • Instructor, Lakeway Police Department Patrol In-Service Training, “Responding and Investigation to Strangulation Cases” November 2013 (multiple dates)
  • Speaker, Capital Area Law Enforcement Executive Association (CALEEA), “The Importance of Strangulation Training” November, 2013
  • Speaker, St. David’s Hospital Monthly Meeting, “Examining Strangulation in the Medical Setting” November 2013
  • Speaker, Travis County Family Violence TaskForce, “Understanding Strangulation” November 2013
  • Speaker, CrossCheck, “The Importance of Implementing Strangulation Training” February 2014
  • Instructor, Austin Police Department In-Service Training for Commanders and Sergeants, “Strangulation Training: Investigation and Response” March 2014, May 2014
  • Speaker, Safeplace Women’s Shelter, “Understanding Strangulation” March 2014
  • Presenter, Conference on Crimes Against Women, “Strangulation Case Studies: Lessons Learned”, Genesis Women’s Shelter and Dallas Police Department, March 2014
  • Presenter, Conference on Crimes Against Women, “Overcoming Obstacles in Strangulation Cases”, Genesis Women’s Shelter and Dallas Police Department, March 2014
  • Presenter, Every Victim, Every Time Conference “Strangulation Case Studies: Lessons Learned”, Brazos County, March 2014
  • Presenter, Every Victim, Every Time Conference “Overcoming Obstacles in Strangulation Cases”, Brazos County, March 2014
  • Speaker, Brackenridge Emergency Room Monthly Meeting, “Understanding and Documenting Strangulation in the Trauma Setting” April 2014
  • Speaker, Travis County Sexual Assault Response Team, “Strangulation and Sexual Assault” May 2014
  • Presenter, Williamson County Domestic Assault Response Team Second Annual Conference, “Strangulation: Lessons Learned” May 2014
  • Speaker and Faculty, Expert Witness Training, Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, University of Texas at Austin with National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, “Using a Strangulation Expert” May 2014
  • Instructor, Austin Police Department Modified Cadet Academy, “Strangulation: First Responders” May 2014
  • Instructor, Austin Police Department, Night Shift Training, “Strangulation Response” May 2014
  • Instructor, Travis County Sherriff’s Office: Field Training Officer Course, “Strangulation: Response and Investigation” June 2014
  • Presenter, Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical Services, “Strangulation: The 360 Degree Exam” June-August, 2014 (total of 7 trainings)
  • Instructor, Austin Police Department, Commander Training, “Investigating Strangulation for a Successful Prosecution” July 2014
  • Instructor, Pflugerville Independent School District Police Department, “Strangulation:Investigation & Response” July 2014
  • Trainer, The University of Texas Police Department, “Strangulation: Investigation & Response” July 2014
  • Presenter, 2014 Statewide Conference on Violence Against Women (Texas Municipal Police Association), “Overcoming Obstacles in the Investigation and Response” July 2014
  • Faculty, 2014 TDCAA: Advanced Trial Advocacy Course, Faculty Advisor, August 2014
  • Presenter, 2014 TDCAA: Advanced Trial Advocacy Course, “Strangulation 101” August 2014
  • Presenter, 2014 TDCAA: Advanced Trial Advocacy Course, “Strangulation: Lessons Learned” August 2014
  • Instructor, Pflugerville Independent School District Police Department, “Strangulation: Investigation & Response” August 2014
  • Faculty and Presenter, Advanced Course on Strangulation Prevention, Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention (a program of the National Family Justice Center Alliance), “Insight from the Trenches: A Prosecutor’s Perspective” San Diego, CA, August 2014
  • Instructor, Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, “Strangulation and Sexual Assault,” August 2014
  • Presenter, South Austin Hospital Mini Trauma Conference, “Strangulation,” August 2014
  • Presenter, South Austin Hospital, Social Workers, “Understanding Strangulation” September 2014
  • Presenter, Travis County Counseling and Education Services, “Understanding Domestic Violence Strangulation,” October 2014
  • Webinar Speaker, National Family Justice Center Alliance, “Evidence-Based Investigation and Prosecution in Domestic Violence Cases” December 2014
  • Speaker, Travis County District Attorney’s Office Prosecutors, “Understanding Strangulation”October 2014
  • Presenter, South Austin St. Davids Hospital (Nurses), “Understanding Strangulation” October 2014
  • Presenter, Mississippi State Annual Prosecutors Conference, “Strangulation” October 2014
  • Instructor, Austin Police Department Cadet Academy, “Strangulation: Investigation and Response” October 2014
  • Webinar Speaker, Battered Women Justice Project, “Researcher/Practitioner Discourse: Strangulation and Domestic Violence.”
  • Instructor, Austin Police Department Cadet Academy, “Strangulation: First Responders” January 2015
  • Speaker, Travis County Probation Department, “Understanding Strangulation” February 2015
  • Faculty and Presenter, Advanced Course on Strangulation Prevention, Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention (a program of the National Family Justice Center Alliance), “Real Case Study” & “Developing Local Experts: The Implementation Plan” Ft. Worth, Texas, February 2015
  • Presenter, Conference on Crimes Against Women, “Understanding Strangulation (part 1 & 2): What it is, Why we care and How to prove it” Genesis Women’s Shelter and Dallas Police Department, Dallas, Texas March 2015
  • Instructor, Austin Police Department Cadet Academy, “Strangulation: Investigation and Response” April 2015
  • Presenter, Austin Bench Bar Conference, Break Out Session: Criminal Law, “Strangulation” April 2015
  • Presenter, Clackamas County Child Abuse & Family Violence 16 th Annual Summit, “Uncovering Strangulation (two parts)” and “Successful Prosecution of Strangulation” Portland, Oregon April 2015
  • Speaker, Central Texas Sex Offender Registrar Compliance Meeting “Strangulation” Williamson County, Texas, April 2015
  • Speaker and Faculty, Expert Witness Training, Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, University of Texas at Austin with National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, “Translating Trauma” “Stalking” and “Simulation of a Strangulation Expert Witness” Bastrop, Texas, May 2015
  • Speaker, Travis County Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, “Uncovering Strangulation” May 2015
  • Instructor, The Missouri Office of Prosecution Services, “Desensitized to Death: The Lethality, Assessment, Documentation & Prosecution of Strangulation” Full Day Training, Columbia, Missouri, June 2015
  • Presenter, TDCAA Domestic Violence Seminar, “Strangulation & The Law: How to Successfully Prosecute Strangulation” & “Using Experts in Family Violence, Strangulation & Sexual Assault Case” June 2015
  • Speaker, Texas Municipal Police Association: Statewide Conference on Violence Against Women, “Overcoming Obstacles in Strangulation: Investigation &Response” July 2015
  • Speaker, Texas District &County Attorney’s Association: Prosecutor Trial Skills Course, “Prosecuting Domestic Violence Cases” August 2015
  • Presenter, Municipal Court Judges Monthly Meeting, “Strangulation & Intimate Partner Violence in the Criminal Justice System” August 2015
  • Instructor, Austin Police Department Cadet Academy, “Strangulation: Investigation and Response” August 2015
  • Instructor, Austin Police Department Modified Cadet Academy, “Strangulation: Investigation and Response” September 2015
  • Speaker, Haven, “Strangulation: Changing Practice” Full day training, Flint, Michigan September 2015
  • Speaker, Texas District & County Attorney’s Association: Annual Criminal & Civil Law Update, “Translating Doubt into Conviction Through the Strategic Use of Experts: Trauma, Dynamics and Strangulation,” September 2015
  • Speaker, Collin County Facing Family Violence Conference, “Uncovering Strangulation: The Lethality, Assessment, Documentation and Investigation of Strangulation,” October 2015
  • Speaker, Tippecanoe County District Attorney’s Office, Indiana, Strangulation: What it is, Why we Care & How to Prove it! Multidisciplinary training, October 2015. Media coverage of event.
  • Speaker, Driving Change Conference: Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center, Boston Massachusetts, “Uncovering Strangulation: The Lethality, Assessment, Documentation and Investigation of Strangulation,” November 2015
  • Speaker, Delaware Law Enforcement Domestic Violence Training, “Strangulation Best Practices” November 2015
  • Speaker, University of Texas System Wide Police Department, UNCOVERING STRANGULATION: The Lethality, Assessment, Documentation & Investigation of Strangulation, Austin, Texas December 2015
  • Speaker, Tennessee District Attorney’s General Conference, “Strangulation: What it is, Why we care & How to Prove it!” Franklin, TN, December 2015
  • Speaker, 2016 Criminal Justice Conference for Texas Center for the Judiciary, “Understanding Strangulation” Austin, Texas, February 2016
  • Speaker, The Center for Child Protection, “Desensitized to Death: The Lethality, Assessment and Investigation of Strangulation in Child Abuse” Austin, Texas, March 2016 (repeated session)
  • Speaker, Texas Council on Family Violence, BIPP Conference, “Understanding Strangulation Lethality” Round Rock, Texas, April 2016
  • Presenter, Conference on Crimes Against Women, “Desensitized to Death: The Lethality, Assessment and Prosecution of Strangulation”, Genesis Women’s Shelter and Dallas Police Department, April 2016
  • Presenter, Conference on Crimes Against Women, “Translating Doubt into Conviction Through the Strategic Use of Experts: Trauma, Dynamics and Strangulation”, Genesis Women’s Shelter and Dallas Police Department, April 2016
  • Presenter, Every Victim, Every Time, “Desensitized to Death: The Lethality, Assessment and Prosecution of Strangulation,” College Station, Texas, April 2016
  • Presenter, Clackamas County Child Abuse & Family Violence 17 th Annual Summit, “Desensitized to Death: The Lethality, Assessment and Prosecution of Strangulation” Portland, Oregon April 2016
  • Presenter, Clackamas County Child Abuse & Family Violence 17 th Annual Summit, “Strangulation: A Hidden Crime in Child Abuse” Portland, Oregon April 2016
  • Presenter, Downstate Conference on Child Abuse,” Strangulation: The Overlap between Child Abuse & Intimate Partner Violence” Mount Vernon, Illinois April 2016
  • Speaker and Faculty, Expert Witness Training, Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, University of Texas at Austin with National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Bastrop, Texas, May 2016
  • Instructor, Austin Police Department Cadet Academy, “Strangulation: Investigation and Response” May 2016
  • Instructor, Canton Police Department (multi-agency, multi-disciplinary), “Desensitized to Death: Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Strangulation From Start to Finish” June 2016 (repeated)
  • Instructor, “Prosecution and Community Implementation of Strangulation Protocol,” Las Vegas, Nevada, July 16-17, 2016
  • Speaker, Texas Municipal Police Association: Statewide Conference on Violence Against Women, “Strangulation” San Antonio, Texas, August, 2016
  • Speaker, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Victim Services Division, “Processing Strangulation,” Austin, Texas, August, 2016
  • Faculty and Presenter, Advanced Course on Strangulation Prevention, Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention (a program of the National Family Justice Center Alliance), “Insight from the Trenches: A Prosecutor’s Perspective” and “Using Expert Witnesses” San Diego, CA, August 2016
  • Speaker, San Diego District Attorney’s Office Hosted, “Desensitized to Death” San Diego, CA, August 2016
  • Speaker, EMERGE Domestic Violence Conference, “Strangulation,” (BIPP Providers, Probation, etc.) Kansas City, MO, August 2016
  • Instructor, Austin Police Department Cadet Academy, 134 th Cadet Class, “Strangulation: The Lethality, Assessment and Investigation of Strangulation” Austin, Texas, September, 2016
  • Presenter, Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, 6 th Annual Animal Cruelty Conference, “Family Violence: The Links Beyond the ‘Link,’” Austin, Texas, September 2016
  • Instructor, University of Texas Law Enforcement, “Strangulation,” Austin, Texas, September, 2016.
  • Presenter, Texas County & District Attorneys Association, “Strangulation: Beyond What We See,” Investigator Track, Galveston, Texas, September, 2016
  • Presenter, Tennessee District Attorney’s General Conference, “Translating Trauma: A Prosecutor’s Perspective on Interpreting Victim Behavior,” Pigeon Forge, TN, October 2016
  • Presenter, Tennessee District Attorney’s General Conference, “Desensitized to Death: The Assessment, Lethality & Prosecution of Non-Fatal Strangulation,” Pigeon Forge, TN, October 2016
  • Speaker, Maui Police Department: Strangulation, Sexual Assault & Homicide, “Strangulation: What is it? Why we Care and How to Prove it!” Maui, Hawaii, October, 2016
  • Speaker, Honolulu District Attorney’s Office, “Domestic Violence: A Hidden Crime,” Honolulu, Hawaii, October, 2016
  • Speaker, Honolulu District Attorney’s Office, “The Ethics of Domestic Violence Prosecution: Seeking Justice,” Honolulu, Hawaii, October, 2016
  • Presenter, The University of Texas System Police: Chief’s of Police Conference, “Strangulation in Domestic Violence,” New Braunfels, TX, October, 2016
  • Trainer, Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Training for Small Agencies, “Desensitized to Death: The Lethality, Assessment & Investigation of Strangulation,” Bee Caves City Hall and Manor, November, 2016. Repeated 4 times.
  • Trainer, The Safe Alliance, Desensitized to Death: The Trauma of Strangulation, Austin, Texas, January 2017
  • Trainer, Texas Department of Public Safety, “Identifying Strangulation” Austin, Texas, January 2017
  • Speaker and Faculty, Expert Witness Regional Training, Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, University of Texas at Austin with National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Corpus Christi, Texas, February 2017
  • Lecturer, The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center Lecture Series, Strangulation: The Hidden Crime in Child Abuse, Dallas, Texas, February 2017
  • Trainer, Multi-Agency Strangulation Training, Desensitized to Death: Belton, Texas, February 2017
  • Speaker and Faculty, Expert Witness Regional Training, Institute on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, University of Texas at Austin with National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, Belton, Texas, February 2017
  • Trainer, Desensitized to Death, Hope House and Kansas City Police Department, March 2017