For Concerned Others
How to help an individual who is being stalked:
- Talk, listen, respect and be emotionally available.
- Accept the fact that the stalking is happening. Don’t minimize the behaviors that have occurred.
- Understand that it is not the individual's fault.
- Listen nonjudgmentally.
- Suggest options and actions but let him/her decide what action to take.
- Let him/her talk about his or her fears, but don't force a discussion.
- If you know the stalker do not share any information with him or her about the victim. Do state your desire for his or her behavior to stop. Be firm.
- Do not attempt to moderate between the victim and the stalker.
- Offer shelter if possible, but know and communicate your limits about your own safety and needs.
- Educate yourself on stalking and services available.
- Talk with people you can trust and take care of your own emotional/physical health.
Need Additional Help?
Contact the Oasis Program or Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse.