Recognizing and Responding to Stalking in Later Life

Date/Time: 
01/31/2013 - 1:30pm
Location
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Sponsoring Agency: 
Stalking Resource Center at the National Center for Victims of Crime & The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life
Event Contact
Contact Website: 
http://www.stalkingawarenessmonth.org/
Description: 

A 2010 national study found that 1 in 6 women and 1 in 19 men will be stalked in their lifetime. While stalking occurs across the lifespan, research indicates that approximately 10% of stalking victims are ages 50 – 64 and 4% are age 65 or older. Most stalking victims know their offenders. For older stalking victims, the offender may be current or former intimate partner, a relative, or an acquaintance, such as a current or former care giver. Victims of stalking in later life face unique challenges, including lack of dedicated services for stalking victims and lack of recognition of stalking among providers of services to older adults. This webinar will provide participants with an understanding of the dynamics of stalking, explore the challenges faced by victims of stalking in later life, and provide professionals with considerations for working with older stalking victims.

If you or any others in your community are interested in registering, please visit http://bwjp.ilinc.com/register/bkcpvht to register.  Please circulate this notice widely.  For more information about Stalking and National Stalking Awareness Month, visit:  http://www.stalkingawarenessmonth.org/.

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