Below, we have posted recordings of some of our more recent online trainings. Please click the link and follow the instructions to view the recording. Enjoy!
National Stalking Awareness Month 2014 Webinar (December 6, 2013) - January 2014 will mark the 10th anniversary of the first National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM). This webinar discusses the history of NSAM and planning for the 2014 observance. Our speakers include Michelle Garcia, director of the Stalking Resource Center; Kevin Sweeney with the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice; and special guest Debbie Riddle, whose sister, Peggy Klinke, was murdered by a stalker in January 2003. It is in Peggy’s memory that we commemorate Stalking Awareness Month in January each year. Click here to download a PDF of the slides.
Stalking on Campus (September 25, 2013) - Hosted by the Stalking Resource Center at the National Center for Victims of Crime and the Clery Center for Security on Campus. Research has repeatedly found that the rate of stalking on college and university campuses is higher than in the general population. In this webinar, we will look at the prevalence and dynamics of stalking on campus. Discussion will include how technology is used by stalkers and addressing the social normalization of stalking. Recommendation for enhancing campus responses to stalking will also be provided. Click here to download a PDF of the slides.
Recognizing and Responding to Stalking in Later Life (January 31, 2013) - Hosted by the Stalking Resource Center at the National Center for Victims of Crime and the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life. A 2010 national study found that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men will be stalked in their lifetime. While stalking occurs across the lifespan, research indicates that approximately 10% of stalking victims are ages 50 – 64 and 4% are age 65 or older. Most stalking victims know their offenders. For older stalking victims, the offender may be current or former intimate partner, a relative, or an acquaintance, such as a current or former care giver. Victims of stalking in later life face unique challenges, including lack of dedicated services for stalking victims and lack of recognition of stalking among providers of services to older adults. This webinar provided an understanding of the dynamics of stalking, explored the challenges faced by victims of stalking in later life, and provided professionals with considerations for working with older stalking victims.
National Stalking Awareness Month 2013 (November 28, 2012) - January is National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM), a month to raise awareness about the 6.6 million people who are stalked in the United States in one year. In this webinar, the Stalking Resource Center, a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, and the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, discuss the history of National Stalking Awareness Month, how other communities have observed NSAM in the past, and how you can plan for 2013. We provide resources, campaign posters, and take away material, such as our “31 Days of Status Updates” to post on your social networking sites during the month of January.
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Planning for National Stalking Awareness Month on Your Campus (November 15, 2012) - January is National Stalking Awareness Month. Every year, organizations and communities schedule events to raise awareness about the 6.6 million people who are stalked in the US in one year. In this webinar, hosted by CALCASA, Laura Kikuchi, Program Assistant for the Stalking Resource Center (SRC), and Hema Khan, Program Attorney of the SRC, provided information and resources to help plan for National Stalking Awareness Month on campuses, and discussed how to create an effective stalking response on campus. Click here for more information and to listen to the webinar.
Stalking: Prevalence, Lethality, and Impact (November 8, 2012) - Hosted by the Battered Women's Justice Project. Research indicates that 6.6 million people were stalked in one year in the United States. Yet, stalking is a crime that is often misunderstood, minimized or missed entirely. This webinar addresses the dynamics of stalking, including the most common stalking behaviors, the relationship between victims and offenders, and the impact of stalking on victims. It also discusses the intersection of stalking and domestic violence and other crimes.
Threat Assessment in Stalking Cases (November 1, 2012) - Research indicates that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men will be stalked in their lifetime. Assessing the threat faced by stalking victims is critical to enhancing victim safety. While there are a number of threat assessment tools available, they are written to be used within a domestic violence or other context rather than being specific to stalking. In this webinar, Dr. Karl Roberts provides an overview of stalking violence before discussing the development and validation of the empirically based stalking threat assessment tool which is widely used by law enforcement and victims in the United Kingdom. Pilot testing revealed that the tool is quick and easy to use and provides a sound and reliable assessment of stalking threat.
Stalking and Orders of Protections (June 6, 2011) - Hosted by the National Center on Protection Orders and Full Faith & Credit, Michelle Garcia, Director, Stalking Resource Center, and Marc Guillory, Assistant District Attorney, City and County San Francisco, presented a webinar on Stalking and Orders of Protection.
Prosecuting Stalking Webinar Series:
The following webinars were hosted by AEquitas in 2011.
Intimate Partner Stalking (March 11, 2011) - This webinar was developed to provide a comprehensive overview of intimate partner stalking and it's prevalence. More specifically this webinar discussed the increased risk for violence in intimate partner stalking cases, stalker typologies and behavior as well as the impact of stalking on victims and community resources.
Prosecuting Stalking and Technology Cases (March 18, 2011) - A coordinated approach is critical to the effective investigation and prosecution of stalking cases. This webinar was developed to discuss how prosecutors can effectively identify and respond to stalking and technology cases through a coordinated community response. This webinar also identified challenges associated with disclosures of intimate partner stalking and how offenders use and abuse technology to stalk their victims and manipulate the criminal justice response in these cases.
Safety and Accountability in Stalking Post Conviction Supervision (April 22, 2011) - The webinar, was developed to discuss the importance of community corrections involvement in efforts to hold stalking offenders accountable for their crimes and promote the safety of their victims. The presentation identified challenges as well as opportunities related to the community supervision of stalking offenders. Further, participants learned specific strategies for assessing offenders for stalking behaviors, working with victims of stalking, and supervising stalking offenders in the community, as well as ways in which collaboration with community partners can enhance our ability to hold stalking offenders accountable for their crimes. Finally, the presentation identified available tools that can assist community corrections professionals in supervising stalking offenders.
Working with Victims of Stalking (January 29, 2007) - This is a recording of a presentation by the Stalking Resource Center at an event in Portland, Oregon sponsored by the Tri-County Sexual Assault Task Force and promoted by the National Crime Victim Law Institute at Lewis & Clark Law School. The presentation addresses the crime of stalking, including stalking behaviors, prevalence, and lethality including the impact of stalking on victims and the ways in which advocates can incorporate victim-based safety planning and threat assessment into their work with stalking victims. Preventative measures, safety planning, and legal remedies are also discussed.