Pediatric Strangulation MDT Training – Pilot Project 

In addition to a continuation of the current Joint Training project, the Advanced Child Abuse Investigation Training Program has also been awarded a grant for its pilot project: Pediatric Strangulation MDT Training.  

The purpose of the Pediatric Strangulation MDT Training pilot project is to more thoroughly train investigators and other multidisciplinary team (MDT) members about pediatric strangulation to better recognize the signs and symptoms of strangulation, provide informed evaluations and medical care for victims, connect victims with crucial services and resources, collect information about strangulation incidents, and overall better serve children across Texas affected by this type of crime.

Our hope is to capture the valuable input and perspectives of professionals working in the field and incorporate them in the development of this project.  Thus, we would like to invite you to take our Statewide Pediatric Strangulation Survey, which serves to help us better gauge the current climate and best practices regarding pediatric strangulation. 

The survey will close on Friday, December 8th, so please complete it by this deadline.  Please share this link with any colleagues or MDT partners working in the field of child abuse, neglect, and exploitation.