The Danger of Strangulation

Resource and recording from the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention


“The Danger of Strangulation is a training video clip of San Diego Firefighter and Paramedic Mitch Mendler, Joe Russo, Danielle Bebee and San Diego Police Detective Rena Hernandez, who demonstrate how to educate a victim about the danger of strangulation using the new strangulation assessment card.”

*CW for description of violence

View the training here


View the strangulation assessment card in English and in Spanish

“The strangulation assessment card is a quick reference tool to help professionals conduct the initial assessment of a victim that has recently been strangled.  The front page of this tool identifies what signs to look for, what symptoms the victim may be experiencing, and when to transport a victim to the hospital.  It also includes a checklist of things to remember when conducting an initial assessment. On the reverse side of this tool, there are key points that should be communicated to a victim during their assessment, as well as key points that should be communicated to medical providers who may be assisting them.”