In focus – Strangulation

In focus: strangulation

The perpetration of strangulation is a serious problem globally. So, how can we improve our understanding of and responses to strangulation?

View/share/embed the short animation (5mins) about the dangers of strangulation.

This animation includes content about violence and abuse. The end of animation refers to two reflection resources: My Safety Kit and My Dignity

Foundational Module: Building understanding of and responses to strangulation

This module relies on and follows on from the Insight Exchange Foundations and Foundations Applied videos and is designed to build on your understanding of, and your responses to, domestic, family and sexualised violence, specifically strangulation.

This module includes content about violence and abuse. The end of animation refers to two reflection resources: My Safety Kit and My Dignity

More information:

The Foundational Module - Understanding and responding to strangulation is available for individuals to view (includes Auslan sign-language) and organisations can apply to embed the module on eLearning platforms (short application required – no fees). Guidance for using Insight Exchange applies. 

References: Open the list of references used in the module.

Feedback: Share with us your de-identified response/feedback to the module

To support team responses, the foundational module (Strangulation) is being shared in a 90min virtual session.

This time-limited opportunity is being donated to support the understanding of responders. 

Teams can make use of this opportunity and these resources to talk together about building on social, service and system responses to strangulation.

Team virtual session structure: 90 mins

  • 60mins view the digital module
  • 30mins Q&A with Insight Exchange Associate Danielle Allen.

Danielle was awarded a Winston Churchill Fellowship to explore collaborative responses to victims of interpersonal violence who have experienced non-fatal strangulation and traumatic brain injury in the USA and Canada. Read the report here Churchill Fellowship project and report.

Follow the booking link to complete the booking form which asks you to select a specific date for your preference within the options below.

Days and times are shown in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).

  • 9am – 10.30am (AEDT) (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
  • 11.30am – 1pm (AEDT) (Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
  • 2pm – 3.30pm (AEDT) Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Check the session availability calendar here before starting the booking form. The calendar is for viewing (not downloading) as versions are refreshed with changes to availability.

After completing the team booking form you will receive:

  • confirmation of your booking date & time
  • a ready-to-share invite in PDF that you can use to invite your team & a link to access the session
  • a ready-to-share follow up flyer (PDF) for attendees, containing information and reflection resources

If you have questions about the session, please contact the Insight Exchange team on ([email protected])

Read below a list of the types of services/roles who have booked in for a virtual session on the module about strangulation:

  • Domestic Violence Services
  • Domestic Violence Specialists from the WDVCAS, Specialised Homelessness Service and Staying Home Leaving Violence.
  • Social workers who are working in mental health, oncology, renal, education and training, children's mental health, policy, child protection, drug and alcohol, sexual assault and private practice.
  • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners
  • Sexual Assault Counsellors
  • Emergency Department Nurse Practitioners
  • Counselling and Family Services teams, consisting of counsellors, caseworkers, administrative workers, and group facilitators who work with victims of family, domestic and sexualised violence, as well as men who perpetrate violence
  • Practitoners working in therapeutic community for women and their children, who have lived and a living experience of violence seeking emotional support and connection
  • Sexual Assault Service Forensic Examiner
  • 6 Teams of MBCP practitioners and their team leaders and partner support workers who work across NSW
  • Hospital Family Safety Team, Family Safety Advocates including nurses and social workers
  • Specialists, Stakeholders and public to attend during the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence
  • Family Violence Outreach Services - The Orange Door Team 
  • Violence, Abuse and Neglect Team
  • Orange Door staff, Men's behaviour Change Program, Alcohol and other Drug staff 
  • AOD case management, withdrawal nurses, youth and counselling, Forensic MH, NDIS MH Support Work, generalist counselling, Men's behaviour change group, Family Safety Advocate
  • Clinicians and Peer Workers with lived/living experience of suicide. Our team supports people who are experiencing extreme distress, suicidal thoughts or have had an attempt at suicide.
  • Towards Zero Suicide Initiative Rural Counsellor's Community of Practice

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The Arts Lab collections illuminate visual metaphors and symbols used by Insight Exchange participants as part of how they describe their lived experience. This collection of five original artworks by collaborating artist Lousie Whelan feature in the Foundations Module - Understanding and responding to strangulation. The anonymous voice of a persons lived experience of strangulation is presented in text across the collection.

Click on the image (adjacent) to open the collection in a lightbox. 

Arts Lab Strangulation Collection | Artworks © Louise Whelan.  These artworks were developed with Insight Exchange and each image is protected by copyright. To use images permission must be sought from Insight Exchange – Apply here.

The additional resources list is designed to support people who viewed the Insight Exchange Foundations Module - Understanding and responding to strangulation with awareness of a range of tools, projects, networks, resources about strangulation, concussion, and acquired brain injury.

This list of external resources is illustrative and not exhaustive or conclusive.  

The list is alphabetised under each of the four headers:

  1. Organisations | Initiatives | Projects
  2. Online eLearning modules and courses
  3. Guides | Tools | Fact Sheets
  4. Other additional information or directly related focus areas
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