Stalking Behaviors Can Look Different Across Communities

Stalking is often a crime overlooked or lumped in with other forms of crime like intimate partner violence. It’s vital that we recognize stalking as its own crime, become aware of the specific stalking strategies, and know how stalking behaviors can look unique and affect communities in unique ways in order to respond and support early and appropriately.

This month, we created a complication of resources and trainings from SPARC and partners predominantly from within the last year centered around stalking and considerations for how advocates can respond if working with survivors with specific identities. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re looking for more!


Stalking and Older Adults

January 2023

Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC) and National Coalition on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL)

This webinar overviews the prevalence and implications of elder abuse then dives into stalking of older adults, including the role ageism and stereotypes play, the unique barriers older survivors of stalking face in reporting and service seeking, and the response to older survivors of stalking.

View the webinar here

Access the factsheet here


Stalking and LGBTQ+ Victims

August 2023

Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC) and FORGE

This webinar discussed barriers to accessing helping services faced by LGBTQ+ people and how to mitigate harm (not assuming but asking gently, educate self, reflecting language they use). It talked about prevalence of stalking in the LGBTQ+ population and how various SLII stalking behaviors can be uniquely experienced by this population.

View this webinar in English here

View this webinar in Spanish here


Supporting LGBTQ+ Stalking Victims – A guide for advocates

January 2023

Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC) and FORGE

The guide for advocates gives an in depth perspective on stalking and the unique ways in which the LGBTQ+ community can be impacted (systemic barriers, stalking behaviors, additional safety planning considerations, etc.)

Access the guide here


Stalking Targeting Immigrant Victims

August 2023

Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC)

This factsheet breaks down stalking behaviors into four categories: Surveillance, life invasion, interference, intimidation, and discusses how these behaviors may be uniquely experienced by immigrant victims.

Read the factsheet here

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Stalking Response Considerations when working with Native Communities

January 2023

Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC), Red Wind Consulting, Inc., and Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition

This factsheet overviews the scope of stalking in Native communities and its overlap with other forms of violence; stalking behaviors to ask clients about, including some specific to Native communities; recognizing that fear, resources, and need for assistance may change; how victims may maintain contact with perpetrators for a variety of reasons; and Tribal Codes related to stalking and other crimes.

Access the factsheet here


Addressing stalking: A checklist for campus professionals

September 2021

Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC)

This checklist can be used by professionals working on college campuses to identify areas of strength and areas of improvement in recognizing, preventing, and responding to stalking.

Access this checklist here

Looking for more stalking-related resources?

Looking for more stalking-related resources?

Check out last year’s compilation of resources: “Oh, yeah…and stalking. It’s time we paid more attention.”