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BPCC Holds National Stalking Awareness Month Seminar on January 30

Posted: Jan 25, 2013 12:15 PM

In observance of National Stalking Awareness Month, Bossier Parish Community College's Office of Diversity & Multicultural Relations and Dr. Wesley Hinze, instructor in the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, will present a Stalking Awareness seminar at 9:00 am Wednesday, January 30, in Building E, Room 203 on the College's campus, 6220 E Texas St, Bossier City, LA.

Norma L. Whitaker, clinical certified domestic violence counselor and director of You Are Not Alone Counseling Services in Shreveport, will discuss how to recognize a potential stalker, who might be affected by stalking, and how to help victims and survivors of stalking.

According to a report from The National Center for Victims of Crime, incidents of stalking on college campuses are occurring at alarming rates and college students are at greater risk of being stalked than other populations. "By providing this seminar on campus, we hope to educate our campus community about the dangers of stalking and increase awareness of this serious, and often overlooked, crime," said Dr. Cindy Darby, BPCC's Coordinator of Diversity & Multicultural Relations.

The Department of Justice estimates that in the United States alone, 3.4 million people over the ages of 18-24 experience the highest incidence of stalking.

For additional information, visit www.stalkingawarenessmonth.org.