Preventing Non-Fatal Strangulation
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. When domestic violence perpetrators choke (strangle) their victims, not only is this felonious assault, but it may be an attempted homicide. Strangulation is an ultimate form of power and control where the batterer can demonstrate control over the victim’s next breath: it may have devastating psychological eﬀects or a potentially fatal outcome. Strangulation is more common in domestic violence cases than previously thought. It can have serious health implications for women and their unborn children and can ultimately lead to their death.
This webinar gives the opportunity for professionals to take part in a unique overview of the most hidden and lethal forms of domestic violence. The webinar offers an insight in the dynamics and impact of non-fatal strangulation.
Bert Groen is the president of the European Family Justice Center Alliance (EFJCA). As project leader Bert was responsible for the development and implementation of Family Justice Centers (FJC) in five European countries. He has 30+ years of professional experience in policing, policymaking and project management with a focus on domestic violence, sexual violence, human trafficking and child abuse.
Pascale Franck is the vice-president of the EFJCA and co-director of the Family Justice Center Antwerp, She works for the Flemish government in enrolling the multidisciplinary approach of domestic violence and child abuse. During her 27-year career, Pascale developed a shelter, perpetrator programs and projects for children witnessing and/or experiencing family violence.
Time: 11-12 AM, CET