What if I’m being stalked? A recording is provided of the discussion between representatives from YWCA Kalamazoo, K’s Office of Gender Equity/Title IX department, and K’s Counseling Department. The panelists provide resources and information on processes and protections for victim-survivors of stalking. Discussion facilitated by Haley Mangette, Project Coordinator of the DOJ Office of Violence Against Women grant and Office of Sexual Violence Prevention and Advocacy.
Stalking Prevention, Awareness, & Resource Center (SPARC) provides education and resources for preventing and responding to incidents of stalking. First, SPARC has developed several videos explaining what stalking is, representations, and behaviors. The behaviors, the potential traumatic responses, and some statistics are further explained on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) page.
For victim-survivors, SPARC provides general tips, an incident logging sheet, a safety strategies sheet, and a Stalking and Harassment Assessment and Risk Profile. While the center does not provide direct services for victim-survivors, they suggest The Victim Connect Resource Center (855.484.2846), The National Domestic Violence Hotline (1.800.799.7233), and The National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.4673).