Free information, support and referrals for women

Free Stalking seminar (Thu 10/4)

What is stalking? Is it illegal?
What exactly does cyberstalking mean?
Why do people stalk?
How can I respond to a stalking situation?

In the first part of this workshop, Associate Professor Rosemary Purcell will help you identify different types of stalkers, and discuss the impact of stalking on victims. She will also address how to recognise false claims of stalking victimisation.

The second part of the workshop will cover how to respond to stalking situations, including how to enhance victims’ personal safety, strategies to bring stalking to an end, and legal approaches to managing stalking.

Associate Professor Rosemary Purcell is a forensic psychologist at the Centre for Forensic Behavioural Science at Swinburne University. She has extensive experience working with victims and perpetrators of stalking, and has researched and published widely in the field. Her research has addressed the reasons that people stalk, the impact of stalking on victims, and different types of stalking, such as female and juvenile stalking behaviours, as well as the stalking of health professionals.

Rosemary kindly provided advice on WIRE’s updated Stalking information booklet (funded by The Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation). The Stalking info booklet will be officially launched on the same day. Free copies will be available at the seminar.

Date: Thu 10 April 2014
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Venue: WIRE 372 Spencer St, West Melbourne (5 minutes’ walk from Flagstaff Station | Map)

Book your free place:

For details or queries, please call Sally, Moira or Shannon on 9348 4916 (Option 2) or email See flyer.

This seminar is kindly sponsored by Nicholes Family Lawyers.

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