January 01, 2022

January is Stalking Awareness Month

January is Stalking Awareness Month. Check out this story for resources, links, and how you can get involved in raising awareness and combatting stalking in our community throughout the month of January.

Content Warning: This page will contain links, resources, and language discussing stalking and interpersonal violence. Please take care and use caution when perusing the content on this page.

This project is supported by Grant No. 2018-WA-AX-0042, awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. Points of view in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official positions or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.
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Five Ways to Raise Awareness & Get Involved

  1. Re-post and share Instagram posts from the @wellness_lc account during January.
  2. Learn more and engage with the educational resources listed below.
  3. Check in with friends to see how they are doing and challenge unhealthy behaviors.
  4. Learn to recognize warning signs of stalking.
  5. Become more aware of campus, local, and national resources to turn to for support with or reporting stalking and harassing behavior.

Common Warning Signs of Stalking Behavior

  • Harassing and unwanted texts, direct messages, emails, etc.
  • Unwanted and/or anonymous gifts, such as flowers, jewelry, candy, etc.
  • Bothering family, friends, and others in the community to know more about where a person is, what they like, how to get in contact, etc.
  • Monitoring or paying extremely close attention to online activity.
  • Impersonating a person or spreading rumors about them.
  • Always seeming to know more information about a person than they should.

Educational Resources

SPARC Educational Videos

 

Advocacy Resources

For a full list of resources, including reporting resources, please visit the “Survivors” page and “Reporting Options” page in the related content sidebar.