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Recognizing and Responding to Stalking

Recognizing and Responding to Stalking

National Stalking Awareness Month Webinar

January 2019 marks the fifteenth National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM), an annual call to action to recognize and respond to the serious crime of stalking. Stalking is its own form of gender-based violence as well as a crime that frequently predicts and co-occurs with physical and sexual assault. This webinar will explore the behaviors and dynamics of stalking, focusing on the intersection with intimate partner and sexual violence and providing strategies for safety planning and documentation.

By the end of today’s webinar, participants will be better able to:

·         Identify stalking behaviors and dynamics

·         Recognize the intersection of stalking with other crimes

· Apply strategies for working with victims of stalking


Free for members / $25 for non-members


Dana Fleitman (M.A.Ed.H.D) is the Associate Advisor of the AEquitas Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC). As an Associate Advisor with SPARC, she develops resources and publications on stalking, as well as providing training and technical assistance.

Prior to joining SPARC, Dana was the Senior Manager of Prevention and Training Programs at Jewish Women International (JWI), the leading Jewish organization working to end violence against all women and girls. Her work at JWI included creating, delivering, and managing multiple educational programs on interpersonal and sexual violence for audiences ranging from teens to professionals in the field. Her programs included Safe Smart Dating (an award-winning co-ed workshop on sexual assault and dating abuse for college students), Dating Abuse: Tools for Talking to Teens (a bystander intervention program empowering adults to have successful conversations with young people) and Boy to Mensch (an OVW-funded program that engages young men on issues of violence against women in the Orthodox Jewish community of Baltimore). She also wrote and supported federal and foundation grants, coordinated a monthly webinar training program, and presented at the 2016 End Violence Against Women Conference in Washington, D.C.

Dana’s prior experience includes coordinating training and technical assistance for the HHS Office of Adolescent Health teen pregnancy prevention grantees. She also has direct service experience with groups including foster teens, refugees and recent immigrants.

Dana graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and George Washington University with a Master of Arts in Education and Human Development. She is based in Washington, D.C.