Stalking & Sexual Violence: Understanding the Intersections Webinar (4/22)

Sexual violence and stalking are both prevalent, commonly misunderstood, and severely underreported victimizations. In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this webinar explores the intersection of stalking and sexual violence, focusing on similarities, co-occurrence, and strategies to support victims and survivors.

OVW Patchwork Podcast Episode: Addressing Misconceptions to Understand and Serve Victims and Survivors of Stalking

In the OVW podcast Patchwork, Jennifer Landhuis, the Director of the Stalking Prevention and Resource Center (SPARC), joins to discuss common misconceptions surrounding stalking, including how abusers are misusing technology. She also shares available resources for OVW grantees as well as the public to educate on stalking, identify when someone is being stalked, and help victims and survivors of stalking.

Left Hand, Meet Right Hand: Building a Coordinated Response to Stalking Webinar (1/26/22)

Keeping victims safe and holding offenders accountable requires that diverse professionals — including (but not limited to) victim advocates, law enforcement, prosecutors, educators and others — view their work through a “stalking lens,” take pro-active steps to incorporate a stalking response into their roles, and work together. In honor of National Stalking Awareness Month, this session will provide practical strategies for building stalking into a coordinated community response.

SPARC A Dialogue: Building Stalking Awareness in January and Beyond Webinar (1/12/22)

Stalking is a serious, prevalent, and dangerous crime that impacts every community in the United States. While awareness and public discussion of intimate partner violence and sexual assault have increased in recent years, stalking remains frequently misunderstood and rarely discussed – on campuses, within the fields of domestic and sexual violence, in our criminal justice system, and among the broader general public. This webinar highlights strategies and tools to create and elevate discourse on stalking.

Beyond Intimate Partner Stalking: Acquaintance, Stranger, and Family Offenders Webinar (8/21)

About half of stalking cases are related to intimate partner violence – which means that half are not. Even when the stalking is not related to domestic violence, the response to stalking is typically housed under domestic violence or rape crisis services. Do you serve all victims of stalking – even when offenders are friends, acquaintances, family members, or strangers? This webinar explores the prevalence and dynamics of non-intimate partner stalkers, including strategies to assess risk and plan for victim safety.

Context is Key: Recognizing & Responding to Stalking (8/5/21)

Stalking is criminal, traumatic, dangerous and often misunderstood. This webinar provides an introduction to the crime of stalking, focusing on the definition, prevalence, dynamics, behaviors and intersections with other crimes (including intimate partner violence). This recurring one-hour webinar is offered quarterly to provide foundational knowledge on the crime of stalking.

Stalking & Sexual Violence: Understanding the Connections (SPANISH, 4/20/21)

Sexual assault and stalking are both prevalent, commonly misunderstood and severely underreported crimes. In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this webinar explores the intersection of stalking and sexual violence, focusing on similarities, co-occurrence and strategies to support victims and survivors.

Stalking & Sexual Violence: Understanding the Connections (4/20/21)

Sexual assault and stalking are both prevalent, commonly misunderstood and severely underreported crimes. In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, this webinar explores the intersection of stalking and sexual violence, focusing on similarities, co-occurrence and strategies to support victims and survivors.

El Contexto es Fundamental (4/13/21)

Stalking is criminal, traumatic, dangerous and often misunderstood. This webinar provides an introduction to the crime of stalking, focusing on the definition, prevalence, dynamics, behaviors and intersections with other crimes (including intimate partner violence). This recurring one-hour webinar will be offered quarterly to provide foundational knowledge on the crime of stalking.

Stalking & Older Adults: An Overview (NCALL & SPARC, 1/28/21)

Stalking impacts people of all ages — including older adults. In honor of National Stalking Awareness Month 2021, the National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NCALL) and the Stalking Prevention, Awareness and Resource Center (SPARC) present this webinar on how stalking impacts adults in later life.

Strictly Stalking Podcast Episode: Debbie Riddle & SPARC’s Dana Fleitman (January 2021)

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Debbie Riddle is an Anti-Stalking Advocate whose sister Peggy Klinke was stalked and murdered by her ex-boyfriend. After Peggy’s death, Debbie refused to remain silent about the extreme failures in our criminal justice system and set out on a mission to get the system fixed and began telling Peggy’s story to anyone that would listen. Debbie is joined by SPARC’s Training & Awareness Specialist, Dana Fleitman, to discuss why stalking so often slips through the cracks.

Looking Forward, Looking Back: Considering the Response to Stalking w/ Debbie Riddle (1/28/21)

Debbie Riddle’s youngest sister, Peggy Klinke, was brutally murdered by a stalker on January 18, 2003. Less than 6 months later, Debbie – in collaboration with other national stakeholders – successfully launched National Stalking Awareness Month. Though stalking behavior is nothing new, its recognition as a crime is relatively recent. In honor of NSAM 2021, Debbie Riddle will join SPARC to consider the current state of stalking responses in the United States. Using Peggy’s case as an example, the session will reflect on the diversity of stalking behaviors, the impact(s) on victims, and look ahead to how criminal justice and victim service providers can best serve victims and survivors.

Recognizing and Responding to Stalking: OVW Grantee Orientation (1/12/21)

Stalking is a prevalent, dangerous and often misunderstood crime. This webinar introduces SPARC and explores the dynamics of stalking, focusing on the highly contextual nature of the crime by discussing common tactics used by perpetrators, and stalking’s co-occurrence with domestic and sexual violence. Tools to plan for victim safety and hold offenders accountable are discussed.

Español, Recognizing and Responding to Stalking: OVW Grantee Orientation (1/12/21)

Stalking is a prevalent, dangerous and often misunderstood crime. This webinar introduces SPARC and explores the dynamics of stalking, focusing on the highly contextual nature of the crime by discussing common tactics used by perpetrators, and stalking’s co-occurrence with domestic and sexual violence. Tools to plan for victim safety and hold offenders accountable are discussed.

Stalking and Intimate Partner Violence Webinar (10/8/2020)

Over half of stalking offenders are current or former intimate partners. On average, intimate partner stalkers pose the greatest risks to their victims. In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), this webinar highlights the significant connections between stalking and intimate partner violence.

Building the Coordinated Community Response to Stalking Webinar (8/4/20)

Stalking, like domestic and sexual violence, requires a coordinated response that joins multidisciplinary community partners to meet the needs of victims. While many communities have an established response to domestic and sexual violence, the response to stalking has not been elevated to the same level. Effective coordinated responses to stalking go beyond the criminal justice system to focus on the creation of a wide system of support for victims. This webinar will focus on building a coordinated response to stalking, both within the legal system and beyond, and will promote the education and awareness of stalking as a component of this response.

Talking Stalking: Resources for Awareness Educators (7/21/20)

Stalking is a serious, prevalent, and dangerous crime that impacts every community in the United States. While awareness and public discussion of intimate partner violence and sexual assault have increased in recent years, stalking remains frequently misunderstood and rarely discussed – on campuses, within the fields of domestic and sexual violence, and among the broader general public. This webinar highlights the newly updated “Know It, Name It, Stop It” scripted public awareness program from SPARC and provides tools and strategies to incorporate stalking education into existing programming.

Enhancing Stalking Victim Safety During Covid-19 (5/21/20)

While the Covid-19 pandemic can limit survivor options and exacerbate victims’ isolation, stalkers may exploit health concerns and social distancing to continue or even escalate their stalking behaviors. This webinar will highlight Covid-19’s potential impacts on stalking victims and provide strategies for service providers to enhance support and safety.

Safety Planning with Stalking Victims Webinar (4/14/20)

Stalking is a traumatizing and dangerous crime that frequently co-occurs with physical violence – including homicide. This webinar explores strategies and tools to recognize stalking behaviors, plan for victim safety, and document stalking incidents.

Know More, Do More: Stalking and Teen Dating Violence (3/18/20)

Join the Idaho Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence and SPARC for a 90-minute webinar focusing on the intersection of teen dating violence and stalking.

Stalking: Risk Assessment and Safety Planning Webinar (1/14/20)

Stalking is a traumatic crime in its own right that often co-occurs with sexual and physical violence, including homicide. This session explores strategies to assess risk and promote victim safety, focusing on the diverse tactics stalkers may utilize, documentation strategies and safety options for victims and survivors.