This report examines sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization using data from 2011. The report describes the overall prevalence of sexual violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence victimization; racial/ethnic variation in prevalence; how types of perpetrators vary by violence type; and age at which victimization typically begins. For intimate partner violence, the report also examines a range of negative impacts experienced as a result of victimization, including the need for services.
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A summary of the resource from the National Online Resource Center on Violence Against Women:
Peer Educators: The Frontline in Campus Violence Prevention by Aurelia Sands Belle (2013)
This presentation provides information about the roles and responsibilities of peer education in violence prevention and offers guidance on establishing a peer education program. Also included here are special considerations for peer educators at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
The Stalking Resource Center from the National Center for Victims of Crime released a resource in 2009 called How to Start and Facilitate a Support Group for Victims of Stalking. The guide describes its purpose as:
…to guide victim service providers, volunteers, and other concerned community members on how to initiate and implement a stalking support group. This handbook provides recommendations on how to locate partners and community support, identify resources, and engage victims who would like to participate in a stalking support group. It offers guidance on how to choose a leader or facilitator, how to prepare the leader, and how to run support group sessions that help members cope with the impact of stalking.
A resource provided by the Stalking Resource Center in collaboration with FORGE is this webinar titled Understanding Stalking Dynamics and Implications for Transgender Individuals and Communities. Below is a description of the 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. Guest presenter Rebecca Dreke of the Stalking Resource Center provides 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.
Click here to read Stalking: Law Enforcement Response, a Promising Practice guide produced by the US Department of Justice. It contains a checklist for law enforcement response to stalking.
Provided by the Stalking Resource Center, this resource could help victim/survivors of stalking reduce their risk of harm, and it provides approaches on how to respond to stalkers and their behavior. Click here for more information.
This guide from the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services to help community law enforcement entities understand and address stalking in their campuses.
The University of Minnesota provides procedures to follow when members of their community (administrators, students, faculty, and staff) notice signs of sexual violence on their campus.
Read the University of Minnesota administrative procedure lays out specific details on how each department of their community is to respond to an incident of sexual assault. The university provides information on responding to survivors, the result of reporting to certain offices, and resources to provide survivors.
From loveisrespect.org, this document titled “What is Stalking?” helps identify stalking if someone is being psychologically harassed by someone else. It helps identify some of the key characteristics of a stalker and advises some of the ways people can hold their stalker accountable for their actions.
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The Stalking Resource Center, a program of the National Center for Victims of Crime, partnered with the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) to publish this model campus policy on stalking. Numerous colleges and universities across the country contact the Stalking Resource Center each year, requesting assistance on how to address stalking on campuses. Along with requests for technical assistance, schools have asked for examples of stalking policies they could adapt and implement on their campuses. This document is a direct response to those inquiries.