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HAVEN Strangulation Conference

Strangulation is one of the most lethal forms of domestic violence and sexual assault. Death can occur within minutes. When perpetrators strangle their victims, it is a felony and it may be attempted homicide. 

Learn to identify, investigate, and prosecute


Troy Community Center

3179 Livernois Rd.

Troy, MI 48083


This event is free and intended for advocates, attorneys, emergency physicians, emergency neurologists, forensic examiners, judges, law enforcement, LCSW's, neurologists, paramedics, prosecutors, and registered nurses.



September 5, 2018 

7:30am Registration
8:00am-5:00pm training (Lunch on your own)

September 6, 2018

7:30am Registration
8:00am-12:00pm training

Instructors GAEL STRACK, J.D. and BILL SMOCK, M.D., and JAMES HENDERSON JR., MSW, CAA-R, national experts in identification, investigation, and documentation of strangulation cases, will present:

  • - The lethality of strangulation
  • - Identifying the signs and symptoms of strangulation
  • - Anatomy and medical aspects in surviving and non-surviving victims
  • - Investigating and documenting cases
  • - Tools and resources for advocates
  • - Use of experts in court

Download the full agenda here


Read about our presenters:

Gael Strack, J.D. Bio

Bill Smock, M.D. Bio

James Henderson,Jr., MSW, CAA-R Bio


Sponsored by:

Beaumont Hospital

Faith Trinity Chuch

Menzies Foundation

Sheriff Michael Bouchard and Deputies for Kids

Oakland County Commissioners

Oakland University


This event is hosted in partnership with The Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention (Institute). The Institute was developed in response to the increasing demand for Intimate Partner Violence Strangulation Crimes training and technical assistance (consulting, planning and support services) from communities across the world. For more information, go to their website: https://www.strangulationtraininginstitute.com/ 

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