Responding to Stalking
3-hour training for service providers in the community
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Delhi Center, Santa Ana
Instructor: Dr. TK Logan, University of Kentucky Department of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine, and the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research
This session will focus on tools for working with stalking victims. Anyone who works with stalking victims understands that basic safety planning is typically not designed for or very helpful to stalking victims. There has been limited focus on meaningful interventions or tools to help victims increase their safety and mental well-being in the face of stalking victimization and to help victims gain access to needed resources and to the civil and criminal justice system. This session will explore techniques for safety planning with stalking victims as well as lessons from a variety of different areas of research including threat assessment and management, brain science, psychology, and research on stalking. Dr. Logan will provide an in-depth explanation of the Stalking and Harassment Assessment and Risk Profile (SHARP), a research-informed safety tool that she designed to aid stalking and harassment victims. Participants will leave with tangible ideas for providing stalking victims with tools to help combat stalking and increase victim well-being.
This event is approved for 3 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. UC Irvine School of Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider.
Stalking as Coercive Control
Keynote Speaker: Dr. TK Logan
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 4:00–6:30 p.m.
Beckman Center, UC Irvine
Stalking is a risk factor for both lethal and non-lethal violence as well as increased risks of sexual assault, threats, economic harm, and victim terror. Stalking is also a public safety risk. Stalking can happen to anyone, yet coping with stalking is difficult and is often minimized, denied, and dismissed. Dr. Logan will examine how current perceptions of stalking often are misleading and harmful; introduce a new framework for understanding and assessing stalking; discuss the Stalking and Harassment Assessment and Risk Profile (SHARP), a safety tool she created; and provide recommendations for building better cases for charging and prosecuting stalking. Further, Dr. Logan will describe five key findings every stalking victim should know.
TK Logan, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine, and the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research at the University of Kentucky, with joint appointments in Psychology, Psychiatry, Sociology, and Social Work. Her research focuses on partner stalking, human trafficking, sexual assault, protective order effectiveness, and health disparities of rural women experiencing intimate partner violence. Dr. Logan has written over 130 articles and co-authored four books. She has conducted approximately 15 different studies on partner stalking and has some of the most extensive information about stalking in the nation. Dr. Logan created the Stalking and Harassment Assessment and Risk Profile (SHARP), a research-informed safety tool designed to aid stalking and harassment victims. She also recently completed a comprehensive national study regarding the effectiveness of civil protective orders and the costs and cost-benefit of protective orders. Dr. Logan’s books include: Women and Victimization: Contributing Factors, Interventions, and Implications (American Psychological Association Press) and Partner Stalking: How Women Respond, Cope, and Survive (Springer Publisher).
This event is approved for 1.5 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. UC Irvine School of Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider.