Pediatric Strangulation MDT Training – Pilot Project 


The Advanced Child Abuse Investigation Training Program was awarded a grant for a pilot project: Pediatric Strangulation MDT Training in Fiscal Year 2018 (October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018).  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.

Unfortunately, the ACA Training Program did not receive funding to continue to provide this much needed training through Fiscal Year 2019 (October 1, 2018 - September 2019) and will no longer be able to provide free training on this topic. 

If your agency is interested in bringing the subject matter expert, Kelsey McKay, to your community to train your MDT members on how to better recognize the signs and symptoms of asphyxia/strangulation among children and/or adults, please contact her directly through RESPOND Against Violence



Pediatric Strangulation Survey Report

(coming soon!)