Betty Taylor from the Red Rose Foundation: “We want to look at having a national conversation around laws, policy, public awareness and research.’’ Picture: AAP Institute’s role to stop domestic violence stranglers Leading domestic violence experts will launch a new national institute next month to prevent strangulation, a major indicator of impending fatal violence. There is growing understanding that strangulation — if it doesn’t instantly result in death — can be a precursor to murder and cause injuries that can prove fatal months later. Betty Taylor, chief executive of the Red Rose Foundation, which works to end domestic and family violence [...]
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We had an excellent two days training on the very important issue of strangulation prevention. Thank you to all who attended, our guests and amazing trainers. Here are some photos.
Betty was recently a guest on the ABC Law Report, you can listen to the podcast below: www.radio.abc.net.au/programitem/pgLGK8ooq6?play=true
Fraser Coast Chronicle Article 8 June 2018CEO of Red Roses Foundation and domestic violence specialist Betty Taylor said when a person starts strangling someone else, they’re pretty serious about killing them. “If women don’t die from that initial strangulation event, they can still die anywhere up to a year later from blood clots, strokes and more. “The average time it took a woman to die was four months after strangulation.”
Article by Sherele Moody IT'S been many years since a trusted man tried to choke the life out of Jacque Lachmund, but she remembers the assault like it was yesterday. Struggling to breathe, her windpipe crushed under his strong hands and her body frozen in fear, Ms Lachmund said she let her body go limp as she pretended to pass out. The "playing dead" ruse worked, with the attacker letting the successful businesswoman go when her body went limp.... read more in the links below: ROCKHAMPTON https://www.themorningbulletin.com.au/news/rocky-choking-victims-need-support-as-sex-loophole/3412143/ SURAT https://www.suratbasin.com.au/news/our-choking-victims-need-support-as-sex-loophole-e/3412138/ BUNDABERG https://www.news-mail.com.au/news/bundy-choking-victims-need-support-as-sex-loophole/3412134/ WARWICK https://www.warwickdailynews.com.au/news/warwick-choking-victims-need-support-as-sex-loopho/3412131/ MACKAY https://www.dailymercury.com.au/news/mackay-choking-victims-need-support-as-sex-loophol/3412119/ IPSWICH https://www.qt.com.au/news/ipswich-choking-victims-need-support-as-sex-loopho/3412118/ GYMPIE https://www.gympietimes.com.au/news/gympie-choking-victims-need-support-as-sex-loophol/3412117/ GLADSTONE https://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/news/gladstone-choke-victims-need-support-as-sex-loopho/3412114/ [...]
Red Rose Foundation brought to Brisbane world acclaimed specialist trainers from the San Diego Institute on Strangulation Prevention. The attendees of this training learned how to: identify the signs and symptoms of near fatal strangulation cases; understand and recognise the anatomy and medical aspects of surviving and non-surviving victims; investigate and document cases for prosecution; prosecute cases, including using experts in court; and most importantly, enhance victim safety through trauma informed advocacy services.
The Bianca Faith Given National Institute for Strangulation Prevention has been developed as a program of the Red Rose Foundation to advance our knowledge, practice skills and successful intervention and prosecutions of non-lethal domestic violence strangulation. We are excited to be bringing back to Australia world acclaimed specialist trainers from the San Diego Institute on Strangulation Prevention. The training held in February 2017 was an outstanding success. 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. Attendees of this training learn how to identify [...]