Stalking is a prevalent, dangerous and yet, often a misunderstood crime. The Georgia Anti-Stalking Workgroup was created this year to improve the statewide response to this crime, beginning with a year-long training initiative.

PAC is kicking off this initiative with a two-day virtual training, Identifying and Responding to Stalking. Jennifer Landhuis, Director of Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC), will join us for two days to discuss the basics of stalking. After this, monthly webinars on other stalking-related topics will be provided throughout the year. Stay tuned!

Let's discuss this training a little further | This seminar session will explore the dynamics of stalking, focusing on the highly contextual nature of the crime by discussing common tactics used for perpetrators, stalking's co-occurrence with domestic and sexual violence, risk assessment and safety planning, the use of technology to stalk as well as tools to plan for victim safety and hold offenders accountable. To view a copy of the agenda, please click HERE.

By the end of this seminar, participants will be better able to:

1. Identify stalking behaviors and dynamics
2. Recognize the intersection of stalking with other crimes
3. Identify common technologies misused by stalkers
4. Identify and discuss the 14 risk factors in stalking cases
5. Apply strategies for working with victims of stalking

This FREE training is specifically designed to bring multidisciplinary teams together. You will earn up to CLE, POST, or Victims' Advocate hours. There is no fee associated with requesting POST or Victim Advocate credit. There is a CLE fee. This training has also been approved for FVIP hours.