Welcome to the Stalking Resource Center

The mission of the Stalking Resource Center is to enhance the ability of professionals, organizations, and systems to effectively respond to stalking.

Archived Events

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!

Webinars:

Click below to view webinars from previous years:


The Stalking and Harassment Assessment and Risk Profile Webinar (December 10, 2014) - This training is co-hosted by the Battered Women's Justice Project and the Stalking Resource Center. This presentation will introduce the Stalking and Harassment Assessment and Risk Profile (SHARP) and will describe the assumptions and conceptual framework. The overall goal of SHARP is to provide a research informed tool for increasing awareness of stalking by: (1) Assessing the “big picture” of stalking; (2) describing the risk profile to better understand the level of concern and dangerousness of the situation; (3) providing users with a narrative summary of responses to the assessment questions in a word document that can be used for a variety of purposes; and, (4) suggesting research-grounded safety strategies based on assessment responses for consideration. SHARP is a tool that can be used in conjunction with other risk assessments and tools in the field. SHARP can be used by victims or others on behalf of the victim.

The presenters will be TK Logan, Professor, Department of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine, and the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research at the University of Kentucky and Teri Faragher, Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Prevention Board, Lexington, KY.

To view the recording, please click here. To view the materials, click here. If you are unable to access the materials, please email src@ncvc.org.

 

Supporting Stalking Victims Who Relocate for Personal Safety: Effective Strategies for Future Privacy & Safety Webinar (November 20, 2014) - Victims of stalking often relocate, sometimes multiple times, for their personal safety and privacy.  Victim service providers and other responders working with these victims face unique challenges given the vast amount of data and information available online and elsewhere that stalkers may access. In this webinar, participants will learn how breaches in location, personal or other information may occur in stalking cases and how to strategize with victims to prevent future breaches and preserve privacy post-relocation. We will also explore the potential risks and benefits for stalking victims who are considering identity change as part of their safety planning and what factors should explored with the victim to determine if it is a viable and safe option.

The presenter, Valenda Applegarth, is a Senior Staff Attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services in Boston,  Massachusetts and founder of the nation’s first Relocation Counseling Project. This model project, created in 1999, transformed victim services surrounding victim relocation and was a 2006 recipient of The Mary Byron Foundation “Celebrating Solutions Award” for innovative programming. In 2008, the original project was expanded to the current Relocation Counseling and Identity Protection Initiative, an OVW funded national technical assistance project in partnership with the NNEDV Fund. Ms. Applegarth has represented victims of sexual and domestic violence and stalking for more than 20 years. She has trained extensively on victim relocation, privacy, child custody jurisdiction and other related legal issues throughout the U.S. for the past 14 years.  She is a graduate of Thomas M. Cooley School of Law and the University of Michigan. Please click here to download a PDF of the slides.


Working with Victims of Stalking (September 3, 2014) - The Stalking Resource Center partnered with The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center to create this webinar. In this webinar, we will examine the effects of stalking on victims and considerations for working with victims, including victim safety, documentation, and advocacy and support services. Practical issues of threat assessment and safety planning with stalking victims will also be discussed. Click here to download a PDF of the slides.


The Use of Technology to Stalk (August 27, 2014) - The Stalking Resource Center partnered with The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center to create this webinar. These days, most stalking cases involve some form of technology misuse or abuse by the offender. In this webinar we will explore some of the most common forms of technology used to stalk, including cell phones, computers, and GPS. We will also address considerations for evidence preservation of technology-based stalking. Click here to download a PDF of the slides. 

 

Stalking and the Intersection with Domestic Violence (August 20, 2014) - The Stalking Resource Center partnered with The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center to create this webinar. Stalking -- a dangerous and potentially lethal crime -- is often misunderstood, minimized, or missed entirely. This webinar will address the prevalence and dynamics of stalking with a focus on the intersection of stalking and domestic violence. Please click here to download a PDF of the slides. 

 

Prosecuting Stalking (August 5, 2014) - The Stalking Resource Center partnered with the Texas Council On Family Violence to create this webinar. Research has shown that 6.6 million adults are stalked in one year in the United States, yet stalking is a crime that is often misunderstood, minimized, or missed entirely – especially in “typical” domestic violence cases. In this webinar, presenters, Rebecca Dreke and Elaina Roberts, from the Stalking Resource Center will discuss the importance of recognizing this intersection of stalking in intimate partner violence cases. It is important prosecutors learn to better recognize stalking behaviors as threatening, criminal behaviors that may play out in an intimate partner violence case. This recognition can lead to better charges filed, enhanced criminal penalties, the allowance of evidence that would be otherwise non-admissible, and help protect the victim from a potentially lethal encounter. The presenters will address the importance of thorough investigation, evidence preservation, collection, and documentation, as well as how to best work with investigators but also victims to get this necessary evidence.

 

Stalking and Intimate Partner Violence (June 17, 2014) - Stalking-a dangerous and potentially lethal crime-is often misunderstood, minimized, or missed entirely. Michelle Garcia, Director of the Stalking Resource Center, will address the prevalence and dynamics of stalking, the intersection of stalking and domestic violence, and the risk of violence and lethality in stalking cases. She will also discuss the effects of stalking on victims as well as considerations for law enforcement, prosecutors, victim service providers, and other allied professionals responding to stalking crimes. Click here to download a PDF of the slides. 


Understanding Stalking Dynamics and Implications for Transgender Individiuals and Communities (May 8, 2014) - The Stalking Resource Center partnered with FORGE to present this webinar. Recent national data indicates that 6.6 million people are stalked in a one year period in the United States; yet stalking is a crime that is often misunderstood, minimized or missed entirely. Rebecca Dreke, Deputy Director of the Stalking Resource Center, will provide foundational information on stalking, including common stalking dynamics, the impact on victims, and how victim service providers can better assist transgender victims and survivors of stalking. Additionally, the webinar will include a case study in which a transgender professor was stalked by a student. We will explore how their respective identities compromised the effectiveness of officials’ and bystanders’ responses. Webinar participants will be offered practical tools on safety planning and threat assessment as well as other examples to support them in better serving transgender individuals who have experienced stalking. To listen to the webinar or access the resources, please click here.


Teens and Stalking Webinar (February 27, 2014) - Research indicates that 12% of adult stalking victims report being stalked before the age of 18, yet this statistic may underestimate the reality of teen stalking victimization for a variety of reasons. Although the dynamics of stalking among teens and stalking among adults are often similar—including primarily intimate partner offenders, low reporting rates, and connection to sexual and physical assault— practitioners should know how they differ to better serve the populations they work with. In this webinar we will explore what the research indicates about teen stalking victimization as well as some considerations for working with teen victims/survivors. Click here to download a PDF of the slides.

 

Technology Abuse Evidentiary Issues (January 21, 2014) - Stalkers and domestic violence perpetrators are increasingly using technology as part of their course of conduct. GPS tracking devices, spyware, Facebook tampering, and harassing text messages--technological abuse is present in many cases of stalking and intimate partner violence. This webinar will equip attorneys, advocates, and members of the judiciary to better handle the introduction of evidence of technological abuse. By gaining a greater understanding of the case law and evidentiary rules related to technological abuse, participants will be better prepared to:

  1. Maneuver the ethical requirements of gathering and documenting technological abuse, 
  2. Get evidence of technological abuse admitted into court.

Click here to download a PDF of the slides.

 

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