Stalking is one of the four crimes acknowledged in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). It’s often the one tacked on at the end, the one with fewest stand-alone resources for survivors, and the one providers and advocates are least trained in responding to. It’s time to change that.
The Stalking Prevention and Awareness Resource Center (SPARC) is the leader in the field when it comes to catching advocates up-to-speed with many practical resources and trainings regarding stalking. We took a look through their amazing material and created a compilation of just a few of their stand-out resources and trainings from this past year that provide critical information and address some of the over-lap between stalking and other victimizations that we may be more familiar with.
Let’s not let our attention to stalking wane after January ends. Increase your knowledge about stalking and supporting these survivors now and check out SPARC’s website throughout the year for many more helpful resources you can use with survivors!
And please, as always, don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re still looking for something!
Webinar from the Stalking Prevention and Awareness Resource Center (SPARC)
This webinar provides an excellent overview of stalking from definitions and statistics to co-occurring victimizations and real-life examples to make it more tangible. The presenter also gives tips for advocates on what to watch for in terms of stalking behaviors and how survivors may talk about their experiences, how to ask about stalking-specific behaviors, and how and when to use many of the amazing resources offered by SPARC when working with survivors.