Stalking can occur anywhere and in all age groups. Every type of relationship has the potential for stalking situations, including coworkers, spouses, friends, classmates, or strangers. This workshop provides organizations, schools, and businesses with a better understanding of the nature of stalking, and motivations related to different types of stalkers will be explored. Specific focus will be given to the complexities of assessing a stalking situation, and management of those related to cyber-stalking. Participants will review an informal assessment tool to help in determining the level of risk, and be provided with various options for management strategies of stalking situations.

About This Workshop

Some of the Topics Included

  • Stalking Behaviours — What Stalkers Do
  • Impact of Stalking on Victims
  • Types of Stalkers and Their Motivations
  • Considerations Around Cyber-Stalking and Cyber-Bullying
  • Cyber-Stalking/Bullying Safety Tips
  • Stalking Threat Assessment
  • Determining Level of Risk
  • Interventions with Perpetrators
  • Interventions with Victims

Target Audience

This is an intermediate level workshop intended for managers, school personnel, social service and health care professionals, counselors, social workers, human resource professionals, and anyone who is interested in the assessment and management of stalking behavior.

Method of Delivery

Presentation, video, case study exercises, personal reflection, and small group discussions.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • List examples of stalking behaviour
  • Describe common impacts of stalking on victims
  • Name questions for assessing the risk of stalking threats
  • Summarize interventions for victims of stalking behaviour
  • Describe interventions for those perpetrating stalking behaviour