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Talk on stalking to be held Tuesday on Penn State campus

Maureen C. Jones will give a talk titled “ ‘They Keep Hassling Me!’ Stalking: A Complicated Experience” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State campus.

The free program is open to Penn State faculty, staff and students, and will present the elements of stalking and common misconceptions about how it occurs, its effect on victims and how to respond. Tools will be provided to help document events surrounding the stalking. Jones will explore how social media, technology and deception are used by stalkers to overwhelm a person’s life and how to get help.

Jones has been in health care for more than 20 years and has worked in the areas of sexual assault, domestic and relationship violence and stalking for the past 19 years. She is a sexual assault nurse examiner and was director for the Violence Against Women grant from the Department of Justice to provide education, awareness and policy change to the Penn State community. In 2000, she helped craft the Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Standards, including adoption of a statewide evidence collection kit. She also created the World Campus certificate in forensic nursing for the College of Nursing at Penn State.

For more information, call 865-1864 or email pdfmcclellan@psu.edu.

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