SPARC has announced it is giving a webinar on “Enhancing Stalking Victim Safety During Covid-19”
May 21, 2020 – 11:00am PT, 12:00pm MT, 1:00pm CT, 2:00pm ET
While the Covid-19 pandemic can limit survivor options and exacerbate victims’ isolation, stalkers may exploit health concerns and social distancing to continue or even escalate their stalking behaviors. This webinar will highlight Covid-19’s potential impacts on stalking victims and provide strategies for service providers to enhance support and safety.
If you are interested in joining this webinar register here: https://www.stalkingawareness.org/upcoming-events/?fbclid=IwAR12U_l9LHWsVrdw6Z-LSBjf8_UCRxnLOvSDnJQDslqEbAudpsokD8nm1B8
For all mothers who have lost a child, I know your pain and heartache never ceases, but my hope for all of us is that the love we have for our child is greater than the pain of our loss.
Normal was destroyed the moment we knew our child was gone, and that normal will never return, but the courage we show, every day, just taking a breath and trying our hardest to carry on, is what I call real courage.
Please be gentle with yourself on this day…may your smile still come through when remembering your precious child, even though the tears will also come.
May you always see your child’s smile in your mind’s eye and feel the warmth of their love, because death can never take that away from us…death can never sever the cord between a mother and her child – remember that always.
During these difficult times, always remember to keep HOPE alive.
“Of all the forces that make for a better world, none is so powerful as hope. With hope, one can think, one can work, one can dream. If you have hope you have everything.”
Never give up on HOPE!
This year’s NCVRW theme—Seek Justice | Ensure Victims’ Rights | Inspire Hope.
As you observe National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW) and the 2020 theme—Seek Justice | Ensure Victims’ Rights | Inspire Hope—view and share the 2020 NCVRW Theme Video.
This year’s theme underscores the importance of seeking justice for all victims of crime, ensuring that crime victims’ rights are honored, educating the public about those rights, and inspiring hope for individual survivors and communities. View the Theme Video to learn more about this year’s theme and share as part of your online campaign.
Writing down the details and feelings of your experiences is not only extremely healing, it can help others that are suffering in silence. If you would like to share a short form of your story here on this blog please post a comment here and I will get back to you as soon as I can. I would then be able to post it for you here as a blog post – you can have your name on it or I can keep it anonymous if you would rather do it that way.
I know stalking is terrifying. I know stalking changes you forever. It’s hard to comprehend how many victims and survivors of stalking have contacted me over the years to thank me for sharing my story – I have been told it has helped so many, and that makes my heart happy. So, now I would love to see others share their story as well, in the hope that more victims and survivors will get something out of those stories too. Thank you so much!