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.
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 [...]
The ultimate form of control Until she lost her daughter, Sonia Anderson had no idea how common the act of strangulation was — or why so many could get away with it. By TRENT DALTON Sonia Anderson. Picture: Justine Walpole From The Weekend Australian Magazine April 21, 2018 17 MINUTE READ Ever since her daughter Bianca died she has choked on the S-word. Some warped physiological aftershock of loss. Eight years of grieving sucked up from her gut and through her heart and into a voice box that won’t spit that one awful word out. Sonia Anderson stands in the place where her daughter, [...]
Strangulation...it's deadly serious. The Red Rose Foundation is a registered charity that is working tirelessly to end domestic violence related deaths, raising awareness through education, research & advocacy to Change The Ending.
Domestic violence: Strangulation can prove fatal months after attack, studies show Chris Clarke, The Courier-Mail May 14, 2017 12:00am DOMESTIC violence campaigners are calling on victims of strangulation to seek urgent medical attention after discovering research that suggests victims can die months later. The State Government recently obtained studies that suggest victims are susceptible to blood clots and an increased risk of stroke leading to death. Health Minister Cameron Dick is reviewing the information and said it could pave the way for new measures to determine how domestic violence victims are assessed at the scene. The research was brought to Mr [...]
Hundreds charged with non-lethal strangulation in Queensland Sarah Vogler, The Sunday Mail (Qld) May 6, 2017 4:35pm ALMOST 800 people have been charged with committing a crime considered a key sign of escalating domestic violence that could become deadly, in just 12 months since the new offence was created. As the state marks domestic and family violence prevention month, The Sunday Mail can reveal that 798 defendants were charged with 894 counts of non-lethal strangulation – almost 75 charges a month – since May last year. The charge attracts a maximum jail sentence of seven years. A further 409 applications were granted for [...]
Domestic violence laws passed in Queensland to make non-fatal strangulation a separate offence By Gail Burke Updated 20 Apr 2016, 11:01am Laws have been passed that make non-fatal strangulation and suffocation a new, separate offence in Queensland in a bipartisan move to reduce domestic violence. State Parliament last night passed the changes, which could see offenders jailed for seven years. A woman's first-hand account of her husband's attempt to kill her. "The new offence reflects that this sort of violence is not only inherently dangerous, but is predictive of an escalation in domestic violence offending, including homicide," Attorney-General Yvette D'Ath said. "The [...]