Strangulation in the context of Intimate Partner Violence

Date, time, location

  • Wednesday 5 June 2024, 9:15am-3pm, Meeting room 3, Parksyde Community Centre, 7/9 Tarewa Place, Rotorua

  • Thursday 13 June 2024, 9:15am-3pm, Senior Citizens Room, Fickling Convention Centre, 546 Mt Albert Road, Three Kings, Auckland

  • Tuesday 18 June 2024, 9:45am-2:45pm, Media Room , The Link Community Centre, 6 Te Aroha Street, Hamilton

Organised by

Rob Veale Ltd.


$45-$125 GST Incl.

It is critical that agencies, professionals and the wider community recognise the signs, symptoms and dynamics associated with strangulation in the context of intimate partner violence (IPV). Described as ‘a red flag on the trajectory to homicide’, strangulation together with other associated risk markers should be considered in all risk assessment and safety planning processes.

In addition to strangulation, this workshop also introduces topics such as traumatic brain injury (TBI), sexual violence, threatening behaviour and other factors including ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) to enhance decision-making and ultimately safety for victims, families and whānau.

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Define strangulation in the context of intimate partner violence

  • Describe the signs, symptoms and injuries associated with strangulation

  • Know some of the resources available to facilitate effective documentation

  • Understand behaviours often associated with strangulation including TBI, sexual violence, threats and separation

  • Apply learnings to risk assessment and safety planning


Rob Veale has worked in the family violence sector for over 30 years. His work in this area was recognised in the New Year Honours list in 2006. He shares his extensive experience from Police, an inaugural member of the New Zealand Family Violence Death Review Committee, international experience with NZAID and health experience through his role as the Violence Intervention Programme Coordinator for CCDHB.

Rob has developed and delivered training to many groups throughout New Zealand and the Pacific on a range of family violence-related topics. 

Contact the organiser about workshops in other locations.

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