January and February 2023 are national months of recognition for the following type of power-based personal violence, which adversely impact individuals, groups, and communities across our nation and world:
January 2023 marks the 19th annual National Stalking Prevention & Awareness Month. This is a call to action to recognize and respond to the serious crime of stalking. On the Texas A&M University campus alone, 19.4 percent of students (n=3,140) indicated that they had experienced at least one type of stalking behavior since enrolling at the school; 7.4 percent of these same students were the recipients of stalking behavior more than once and sustained fear for their safety and/or emotional distress as a result (Association of American Universities Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct, 2019).
The resources below are available to help you build your knowledge about this commonly occurring crime in the month of January and throughout the year.