Your responsibilities are not to
diagnose or provide therapy; it is the development of a compassionate and
forthright conversation that ultimately helps a student in trouble find
understanding, support, and the proper therapeutic resources.
Facts about harassment and stalking:
Harassment is defined as acts
that are offensive, annoying, threatening, hostile or disturbing. Stalking is the following or harassment
of an individual that instills feelings of fear or danger. Stalkers often have
an irrational obsession with the victim and try to gain power and omnipotence
through control and intimidation. Stalking behavior includes: trailing the
victim, harassment via phone, text, email, and letters, unwanted gifts, and
unwanted attentiveness. Stalkers can be male or female and targets can be of
the same or opposite sex. Stalking may be connected to dating violence.
Stalking can escalate to the person damaging property such as a vehicle,
residence and other property.
What you can do:
threatens you verbally by phone, physically or electronically by mail, text, email
or via some form of social media (e.g., Facebook): contact the police in your
local police department’s jurisdiction. These contacts should be referred to
your local police department. Mail, phone calls, texts and emails received on
campus should be referred to the UNF Police Department (904) 620-2800.
DELETE these emails, texts, voicemails, instant messages, pictures, letters, etc.
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