The Stalking Resource Center provides training to multidisciplinary professionals who seek to increase their understanding of stalking and enhance their skills in working with stalking victims or offenders. Our training is victim-centered, research informed, and practice based.
About Our Trainings
Stalking Resource Center staff are available to participate in training events sponsored by practitioners on the local, state, and national level. Training topics include:
- Stalking: Prevalence, Lethality, and Impact
- Stalking and Intimate Partner Violence
- Stalking and Sexual Assault
- Using Technology to Stalk
- Stalking on Campus
- Teens and Stalking
- Analyzing Your Stalking Laws
- Investigating Stalking
- Prosecuting Stalking
- Supervising Stalking Offenders
- Threat Assessment
- Safety Planning
- Working with Stalking Victims
- Collaborative Community Responses
Training content can be developed and topics can be integrated to meet your specific training needs and can vary in length from one hour to two days. The Stalking Resource Center often partners with local and nationally recognized law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and other criminal justice professionals in providing training. The Stalking Resource Center is committed to providing training to meet the individualized needs of communities working to enhance their response to stalking.
To read more about the specific topics, please see our Training Descriptions.
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Webinar: The FTC Response to Technology Misuse and Abuse
Register│ April 29, 2015 │2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a national consumer protection agency, will talk about its role in addressing online safety and how its efforts impact stalking and domestic violence victims. Learn how the FTC uses both law enforcement and consumer education to combat the types of tools that stalkers use to hack into email, track location, and even take videos. Find out about online safety tips that may be particularly useful to stalking and domestic violence victims.
- Jacqueline Connor is an attorney in the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. She investigates and litigates violations of U.S. laws enforced by the Commission that govern the privacy and security of consumer information.
Lisa Weintraub Schifferle is an attorney in the Federal Trade Commission’s Division of Consumer & Business Education. At the FTC, she regularly trains advocates across the country on identity theft, scams, privacy and technology.
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Webinar: Media Literacy and the Social Normalization of Stalking
Register│May 14, 2015 │2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT
Stalking is a crime that is frequently minimized and misunderstood, in part because it is a behavior that is socially normalized. Media plays a critical role in shaping our understanding of stalking, and other forms of violence. Media literacy is a tool that we can all use to better deconstruct media and deconstruct the culture at large as we work towards building more effective violence response and prevention methods. Using media clips and examples, this webinar will introduce basic media literacy concepts and deconstruction questions that can be integrated into stalking, domestic violence, and sexual assault response and prevention programs, workshops, and daily conversations.
- Andrea Quijada is the executive director of Media Literacy Project where she has worked for the past 12 years. Her interest in media literacy as a tool for violence prevention stems from her six-year tenure at Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico where her work revealed clear connections between media and perceptions of sexual violence. Andrea is the co-creator of a statewide media literacy curriculum for sexual assault prevention for New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA), funded by the Centers for Disease Control.
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National Training Institute on Protection Order Practice for Attorneys and Advocates
Register or learn more │ May 26-28, 2015 │Washington, DC
The Office on Violence Against Women and the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit (NCPOFFC), a project of the Battered Women’s Justice Project (BWJP), invite you to a two and an half day training for attorneys and advocates who provide survivor-centered advocacy and representation to victims of intimate partner violence. The goal of the institute is to provide participants with information and resources to enhance their advocacy and trial skills.
Participants will examine the roles of the advocate and the attorney in working with victims of intimate partner violence. Institute topics will include full faith and credit and other issues relevant to issuance and enforcement of protection orders and inter-jurisdictional custody and firearm prohibitions. Through the use of scenarios, demonstrations, interactive discussion, role-play, and mock hearings, participants will enhance their advocacy and trial skills. Registration Ends 5/4/2015 or when filled.
Want to learn more about stalking? Interested in previewing our trainings? Select presentations are available in our Webinar Archive.