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VAW 2.1 Current State of Knowledge about Stalking and Gender-based Violence: The Known, Unknown, and yet to be Known (On Demand)

Total Credits: 1 including 1 Category II CEs

Special Offers |  OnDemand
Lisa Fedina, PhD |  Alondra D. Garza, MA |  TK Logan, PhD |  Judy L. Postmus, PhD, ACSW
Course Levels:
1 Hour 01 Minutes
Audio and Video


  • Nearly one in six of women experience stalking victimization at some point during their life, and most are stalked by someone who they know—typically current or former intimate partners. Given the escalation of violence and potential harm that an individual may commit while stalking someone, it is important to bring more attention to this issue. This brown-bag session highlights a panel of scholars to share what the field currently knows about stalking behaviors and victims, including a focus on intimate partner violence, non-partner relationships, and police response. In addition, panelists will share knowledge from current applications of stalking research and interventions. A moderated Q&A session will follow the presentations.

Recorded on February 1, 2022


* On-Demand workshops are worth Category II CEs (for Maryland Social Workers)

* You have thirty (30) days of access after registration. 

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Lisa Fedina, PhD Related Seminars and Products

Dr. Lisa Fedina is an assistant professor at the School of Social Work at the University of Michigan. Her research investigates health and mental health outcomes associated with gender-based violence and the connections between different forms of violence across the lifespan. She is particularly interested in understanding how social policy and structural factors perpetuate inequalities in violence and health, and improving systems-level (e.g., criminal justice, healthcare) responses to gender-based violence.

Alondra D. Garza, MA Related Seminars and Products

Alondra D. Garza is a doctoral candidate at Sam Houston State University (expected May 2022) and incoming assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at the University of Central Florida and an affiliate with the Violence Against Women Faculty Research Cluster. Her research focuses on the criminal justice response to violence against women and how the social stratification of victims (e.g. gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, legal status, etc.) influences responses, treatment, and decision-making. In 2021, she was selected as a Ruth D. Peterson Fellow by the American Society of Criminology. Her recent work has appeared in Crime & DelinquencyCriminal Justice and Behavior, and Journal of Interpersonal Violence, among others. 

TK Logan, PhD Related Seminars and Products

TK Logan, Ph.D. is a professor at the University of Kentucky, Department of Behavioral Science. Her research focuses on gender-based violence including coercive control, sexual assault and stalking, firearm-related risks, personal safety planning and fear reduction, effectiveness of interventions, substance use disorder treatment recovery, and health disparities. Dr. Logan is an author on over 175 research articles and book chapters and serves on the editorial board of four journals. 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). Dr. Logan is also involved with a several community boards and national organizations working to prevent gender-based violence.

Judy L. Postmus, PhD, ACSW Related Seminars and Products

Dean & Professor, University of Maryland School of Social Work


Judy L. Postmus began her term as dean of the University of Maryland School of Social Work (UMSSW) on July 1, 2020. Selected after a nationwide search, Postmus succeeded Richard P. Barth, PhD, MSW, who had served as the school’s dean since 2006.

Postmus joined UMSSW after 14 years with the School of Social Work at Rutgers University. She was a professor as well as associate dean for faculty development and strategic initiatives (2018-2019) and associate dean for research and faculty development (2019-2020).

Postmus’ research has focused on the physical, sexual, and economic victimization of women. At Rutgers, she was the founder and director of the Center on Violence Against Women and Children (2007-2018), which works to eliminate physical, sexual, and other forms of violence against women and children — and the power imbalances that permit them — through multidisciplinary research, education, and community engagement.

Learning Objectives

Upon the completion of this lecture, participants will be able to: 

    • Identify the intersection of stalking and violence against women overall, and stalking and intimate partner violence specifically.
    • Identify the current state of police response to stalking.  
    • Recognize the strategies and challenges of conducting stalking related research. 

Bibliography & References



Backes, B. L., Fedina, L., & Holmes, J. L. (2020). The criminal justice system response to intimate partner stalking: A systematic review of quantitative and qualitative research. Journal of family violence, 1-14.

Fedina, L., Backes, B. L., Sulley, C., Wood, L., & Busch-Armendariz, N. (2020). Prevalence and sociodemographic factors associated with stalking victimization among college students. Journal of American college health68(6), 624-630.

Logan, T. & Walker, R. (2021). The impact of stalking-related fear and gender on personal safety outcomes. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36, 13-14, 7465-7487.

Logan, T. (2021). Beyond A Dichotomy: Examining Stalking Threats and Threat Context for Women Stalked by (Ex) Partners, Acquaintances, and Strangers. Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, 7, 1-2, 13-28.

Garza, A. D., Franklin, C. A., & Goodson, A. (2020). The nexus between intimate partner violence and stalking: Examining the arrest decision. Criminal justice and behavior47(8), 1014-1031.

Late Fees and Refunds

Fee & Registration:

Cost is $15 and includes CE credit. No refunds will be granted for this event. 

Target Audience

Social Workers, LCPCs, and Psychologists

All those interested in Topic Welcomed

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Category II Maryland BSWE Requirement

The Office of Continuing Professional Education at the University Of Maryland School Of Social Work is authorized by the Board of Social Work Examiners in Maryland to sponsor social work continuing education programs. This workshop qualifies for 1 Category II Continuing Education Units. The Office of Continuing Professional Education is also authorized by the Maryland Board of Psychologists and the Maryland Board of Professional Counselors to sponsor Category B continuing professional education.


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