Though millions of people are stalked every year in the United States, the crime of stalking is often misunderstood, minimized, and/or ignored.
Stalking is a pattern of behavior directed at a specific person that causes fear. Many stalking victims experience being followed, approached and/or threatened – including through technology. Stalking is a terrifying and psychologically harmful crime in its own right, but it is also a predictor of potentially lethal violence: 1 in 5 stalkers use weapons to threaten or harm victims, and stalking triples the risk of intimate partner homicide.
This webinar will feature NCALL's Justice System Coordinator, Ann E. Laatsch, J.D., and SPARC's Training and Awareness Specialist, Dana Fleitman, M.A.Ed.H.D..The webinar will be followed by a Q&A with the presenters, so please come with any questions you might have related to stalking and older adults!
Duration: 120 minutes