For All Computer, IPAD, IPhone, Laptop, Smartphone, and Social Networkers, Ways To De-stress Your Neck and Your Life

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peace   For All Computer, IPAD, IPhone, Laptop, Smartphone, and Social Networkers, Ways To De-stress Your Neck and Your Life   Let’s face it, most of us are stressed out and carry a lot of tension in our necks and shoulders, especially if you bend your neck over a smartphone, IPAD, IPhone, or a computer, while engaging in social media.  You may think you do not have time to relax, but I will show you some de-stressing tips you can use, right where you are, and in just a few minutes a day.   To confidently handle everyday stressors, I had to learn to distress with a few short methods and exercises, you can do in minutes, each day.

http://youtu.be/g-jSBBwr8Ko  Qi Gong: 7 Minutes of Magic      (for Health)

  • Take a few Quiet moments throughout the day to close your eyes, and think of the happiest time in your life, and take yourself to that moment; relish the time, and savor the sights, sounds, and smells.
  • Take a few moments to yourself, because if you don’t, you cannot effectively give your time to others.
  • Find a partner to confide in. People with partners who support them and love them, tend to live longer, happier lives. Stress turned inward can create a myriad of health issues.
  • If you sit in front of a computer, IPAD, or smart phone, with your neck lowered every day, I have included some exercises to ease the tension and build the small muscles in your neck, which will ease the tension and may help with the headaches associated with keeping your neck at an angle.

Below are some exercises to strengthen your neck muscles and to relieve tension. I hope this helps. Namaste   Connie Lee Conniesmiles51@gmail.com 318.540.4464

 

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Photo from Jeb Willard Physical Therapy, Springhill, LA

Be More Productive, Focus With Clarity, and Feel More Confident

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“Be more productive, focus with clarity, and feel more confident”

 

Let’s face it, most of us are stressed out and carry a lot of tension in our necks and shoulders, especially if you bend your neck over a smartphone, IPAD, IPhone, or a computer, while engaging in social media.  You may think you do not have time to relax, but I will show you some destressing tips you can use, right where you are, and in just a few minutes a day.

 

Stress is inevitable in our everyday life, but we can learn to manage the stress better and learn how to effectively react to our stressful situations. Things happen in our lives that we cannot avoid and we have to deal with them;

Like:

  • Regrets

  • Getting stuck in traffic and/or being late for some reason

  • Procrastinating

  • Always thinking of the negative outcomes

  • Too much time on social media and not effectively managing your time

  • Disorganization

  • Debt or lack of Money Management

  • And a host of everyday life events, we have to confront

While we can’t undo regrets, we can apologize where we need to, and go one step farther by asking, “What can I do account for my mistake”. For we all fail, but it what you do after that, which determines your success or failure.

Procrastination is a habit you can slowly turn around with a few steps each day. We put off writing a book, going on our great adventure, visiting friends and family, and so on, because we believe we can do it later. Later never comes, and before you know it, you are older, maybe wiser, less energetic, too many irons in the fire, and many more excuses on why you haven’t become or done what you had hoped to accomplish. Every time we say we are going to accomplish something and do not, it eats away at our self-esteem, and we feel less confident about who we are and what we can accomplish. Stop making excuses and start making a plan for what you want in life. Don’t have the money? Sell something; get a loan; ask for someone to invest in you and your project who believes in your work; get an extra/part time job for a season to gain startup capital; or trade for something you need. To get yourself to work on time, try laying your clothes out the night before, to allow yourself a few more minutes to fix your hair, to fight traffic, or to drop off the kids.

If you are always thinking negatively, you need to stop right now. The mind is more powerful than you ever imagined. Did you hear the story recently, of the young mother who thought she was pregnant with quintuplets, only to find out in the delivery, she was not pregnant at all (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2014/03/24/woman-has-phantom-pregnancy-with-quintuplets/)? The mind is very powerful and it reacts to your thoughts, whether real or assumed in the same manner of neurological responses. Over time you can develop hypertension with continual increased heart rate; continual cortisol increase will cause belly fat; increase stress can cause digestive issues, headaches, insomnia. When you don’t sleep well, your cells, which rejuvenate at night to help you build your immune system, will weaken, causing illnesses, inflammation, and depression from pain and exhaustion. Getting 6-8 hours of sleep is a necessity and not just a luxury. When you are constantly tired and do not feel well, your self-esteem and confidence suffers, which makes it hard to handle conflicts effectively.

 

My parents did not teach me about effective money management. I had to learn those skills by reading as I became older. Like most of us, my money habits, I learned from my parents. To eliminate debt, I began to use more cash and not put a lot on credit. I began to pay myself first, 10% of my earnings. You will always have bills, or one more thing you want to buy, but it is critical to start saving, even if it is just five dollars a week. When you have money saved, you will not have to borrow, or put something on credit, which you pay two or three times more in interest, when something breaks down. You can always sell something on EBAY, have a yard sale, sell to a pawn shop, pick up extra work, sell products online, and many more home based jobs to get extra money. If you know there is something you would like to buy, use one of the methods above, rather than continually take the money from your account, which you can’t afford to lose. Because once the money is gone, it is not coming back.

 

To confidently handle everyday stressors, I had to learn to distress with a few short methods and exercises, you can do in minutes, each day.

       http://youtu.be/g-jSBBwr8Ko  Qi Gong: 7 Minutes of Magic      (for Health)

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  • Take a few Quiet moments throughout the day to close your eyes, and think of the happiest time in your life, and take yourself to that moment; relish the time, and savor the sights, sounds, and smells.

  • Take a few moments to yourself, because if you don’t, you cannot effectively give your time to others.

  • Find a partner to confide in. People with partners who support them and love them, tend to live longer, happier lives. Stress turned inward can create a myriad of health issues.

  • If you sit in front of a computer, IPAD, or smart phone, with your neck lowered every day, I have included some exercises to ease the tension and build the small muscles in your neck, which will ease the tension and may help with the headaches associated with keeping your neck at an angle.

       Below are some exercises to strengthen your neck muscles and to relieve tension. I hope this helps. Namaste

 

Connie Lee

Conniesmiles51@gmail.com

318.540.4464

 

Shattering The Silence Tour and Documentary Project

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 I have been across the country and Canada, teaching communities, through free conferences, about the warning signs, solutions, and who to call if they suspect child abuse and human trafficking. Prevention and education are vital to our communities who would prefer to believe this does not happen in our community, and especially in our home; when we clearly know it does. Educating the parents, grandparents, and community is key. I am trained in Good Touch Bad Touch but feel like you do, that the burden should not be on the child. What this does is create awareness with them, where they have been taught in their home, that the sexual abuse is “normal” or a “game”, when it is not. We teach them to tell until someone listens, especially since most abuse happens from someone of close proximity. Adults from across the nation, rather they are young or old, still have two haunting questions, despite the trauma they endure, and they are, “Why did someone not believe me and protect me” and “Why did someone not stand up for me and say something’?
Until, we can break this multi-generational cycle of abuse, we will forever be failing our children, and selling out their future peace and happiness. It saddens me that while we work our hearts out to teach and to serve, we are still living in a culture which subjugates and sells women and children, while good people sit by in indifference and do nothing through the silence.

 

Is it true love or do you just love the way they make you feel?

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I ran across a Facebook post about a woman continually going back to a bad relationship, and as a survivor, I understood her dilemma. Survivors are taught many dysfunctional ways to love someone, forgetting we matter, and we deserve to be loved, accepted, and not rejected. It takes a long time to muddle through the atrocities we endured, through the lies of those who say they loved us most, and the belittling words, and horrific lives some have had to live, just to survive.

 

I have traveled all across America and Canada this last year and can tell you the most haunting questions which plague survivors are, regardless if they are young to old, 0-102, they all want to know two things; Despite all the trauma they endured throughout their young lives, survivors want to know, “Why Did Someone Not Believe Me” and “Why Did No One Stand Up For Me”?  Survivors will hide behind many addictions to get through the pain, like food, drugs, work, and many other ways to avoid the pain. You finally reach a point where you realize, you can run but you can not hide. You eventually have to deal with the pain or you will never stop numbing the pain. Some go through counseling, different healing modalities, some use faith, or a combination of both, to help them understand all they endured was not their fault; nor was there anything they could have done to prevent what happened.

 

It takes survivors awhile, to find themselves, and the journey is not always a pleasant one. But, for some of us, we finally come to a place where we learn healthy boundaries; we learn we are worthy; we learn we deserve to be loved; but , most of all, we learn, we must fall in love with ourselves and find our own happiness, before we become involved in a relationship. We each come into a relationship with our own baggage, and if your partner does not love themself, then your partner can not fully love you. You can’t love enough for two and you can’t make it work by yourself. We all have flaws, so you can’t expect your partner to be perfect. You just have to ask yourself, if the flaws are something I can accept and live with. If not, this is not a healthy relationship for you, and your soul mate is waiting a little farther along your journey.

 

Sometimes, in our need for affection or to not be lonely, we have to ask ourselves this important question? Am I in love with my partner, or do I just love the way this person makes me feel not so lonely, and fills my need for affection and love. So, do I truly him/her or do  love the void he/she fills?

 

I wish you many blessings of love, joy, happiness, peace, and prosperity.

 

Please share with me your thoughts.

 

Connie Lee/FACSA Foundation/Founder/President

318.540.4464

FACSAFoundation.org

facsasavethechildren@hotmail.com

Every Time You or Your Children Open Your Computer, You Are Inviting Thousands of Online Predators To Interact With You

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Online predators are an increasing threat to families and children everywhere. As soon as you or your child opens their computer, it opens a window for thousands of predators, who work in conjunction with one another. They teach each other how to appease the parents; how to avoid the law; and how to groom children. They might make a child feel like they are special and the child can trust no one but the person on the other end of the screen, but in truth, they may be grooming over a 100’s of children at a time.

 

They target both boys and girls of all ages and use the Internet to assume any identity they want. They are master manipulators with skills that is too much for a child to combat alone, let alone be aware of their cunning ways. The predator targets children who have a lack of emotional and family support (Parents can be home and not involved with their children). They develop a relationship with your child and it progresses to the child is made to believe they can trust no one, but the other person on the screen. The perpetrator may coax the child to start showing them pics of themselves, maybe undressing in front of the computer screen, or doing sexually explicit acts. They will then record these instances, or use the information your child has given in confidence to shame or guilt the child into silence. The grooming process may take months, but since they are grooming several, they have plenty of time to invest in the grooming process. Then one fateful day, they will ask to meet your child at a mall, a park, or somewhere of interest to your child, still pretending to be someone of the child’s age range.

 

With social network profiles and smart phones ISP addresses, predators can easily find information about potential victims since many naive children list personal information with no regard for safety. Teens will post their jersey numbers, school photos, dance club photos, clubs they are in, school and church events, and things happening around the house, which makes it easy for a perpetrator to find their address of your home, their license plate number, where they hang out, if mom and dad are home, if they have siblings, and any information they need to fulfill they hidden agendas. Post placed on the internet travel fast worldwide, and may never be recovered, which will impact future jobs and college applications.

Parents must be on guard to protect their families. It is better to have your child mad at you for snooping through their internet profiles and postings, than for them to go missing and never return home. There are many organizations and government agencies designed to assist parents with issues such as these. Internet searching for information will also provide many links and web sites to help.

Predator Grooming • Chat Rooms (based on interest) • Look for child oriented screen names • Search through SN profiles • Strike up a conversation • Show interest and gain their trust • Build them up (be their friend)

Predator Warning Signs • Spends a lot of time online • Find porn on the computer • Receive phone calls, mail, gifts from people you do not know • Withdraws from normal activity • Switches screen quickly (Alt+Tab) • Uses other accounts for e-mail or Instant Messaging

Some Helpful Web Sites for More Information: http://www.fbi.gov/publications/pguide/pguidee.htm http://www.ic3.gov http://www.missingkids.com http://www.netsmartz.org http://www.staysafe.org http://www.isafe.org/

Online predators: Help minimize the risk

How do online predators work?

How can parents minimize the risk of a child becoming a victim?

  • Talk to your kids about sexual predators and potential online dangers.
  • Use family safety settings that are built into Windows 8, Windows 7, and Windows Vista.
  • Follow age limits on social networking websites. Most social networking sites require that users be age 13 and over. If your children are under the recommended age for these sites, do not let them use them.
  • Young children should not use chat rooms—the dangers are too great. As children get older, direct them towards well-monitored kids’ chat rooms. Encourage even your teens to use monitored chat rooms.
  • If your children take part in chat rooms, make sure you know which ones they visit and with whom they talk. Monitor the chat areas yourself to see what kind of conversations take place.
  • Instruct your children to never leave the chat room’s public area. Many chat rooms offer private areas where users can have one-on-one chats with other users-chat monitors can’t read these conversations. These are often referred to as “whisper” areas.
  • Keep the Internet-connected computer in a common area of the house, never in a child’s bedroom. It is much more difficult for a predator to establish a relationship with your child if the computer screen is easily visible. Even when the computer is in a public area of your home, sit with your child when they are online.
  • When your children are young, they should share the family email address rather than have their own email accounts. As they get older, you can ask your Internet Service Provider (ISP) to set up a separate email address, but your children’s mail can still reside in your account.
  • Tell your children to never respond to instant messaging or emails from strangers. If your children use computers in places outside your supervision-public library, school, or friends’ homes-find out what computer safeguards are used.
  • If all precautions fail and your kids do meet an online predator, don’t blame them. The offender always bears full responsibility. Take decisive action to stop your child from any further contact with this person.

How can your kids reduce the risk of being victimized?

There are a number of precautions that kids can take, including:

  • Never downloading images from an unknown source-they could be sexually explicit.
  • Using email filters.
  • Telling an adult immediately if anything that happens online makes them feel uncomfortable or frightened.
  • Choosing a gender-neutral screen name that doesn’t contain sexually suggestive words or reveal personal information.
  • Never revealing personal information about themselves (including age and gender) or information about their family to anyone online and not filling out online personal profiles. For more specific rules, see How to help your kids use social websites more safely.
  • Stopping any email communication, instant messaging conversations, or chats if anyone starts to ask questions that are too personal or sexually suggestive.
  • Posting the family online agreement near the computer to remind them to protect their privacy on the Internet.

What can you do if your child is being targeted?

  • If your child receives sexually explicit photos from an online correspondent, or if she or he is solicited sexually in email, instant messaging, or some other way online, contact your local police. Save any documentation including email addresses, website addresses, and chat logs to share with the police.
  • Check your computer for pornographic files or any type of sexual communication—these are often warning signs.
  • Monitor your child’s access to all live electronic communications, such as chat rooms, instant messaging, and email.

Source: Some of the above information was adapted, with permission, from the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation publication A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety.

 

Tiscali has announced a partnership with online safety firm Crisp to help parents monitor and protect children when online.

The Crisp software analyses the content of online conversations in an attempt to uncover predators wanting to groom, and potentially abuse, children.

http://www.v3.co.uk/v3-uk/news/1975703/tiscali-offers-anti-grooming-software

http://www.familysafecomputers.org/predators.htm

http://www.microsoft.com/security/family-safety/predators.aspx

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Shattering the Silence

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                                                     The Shattering of Innocence

 

We are living in a nation with a silent epidemic, which I call “The Shattering of Innocence.”

  • Each year an estimated 3.3 million children are exposed to violence against their mothers or female caretakers by family members; 50 % who abuse their wives, also abuse their children. In families where the mother is assaulted by the father, daughters are at risk of sexual abuse 6.51 times greater than girls in non-abusive families (Bowker, Arbitell and McFerron, 1988)

 For generations, women, girls, boys, and infants, have been sexually assaulted for the instant gratification of someone else’s pleasure. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 1-3 girls, and 1-6 boys will be sexually assaulted before the age of 18. These statistics are from the 10% that did tell, or their perpetrator was caught.  90% still remain in our homes, churches, businesses, organizations, craftsmen skills, etc. Children who are abused do not tell because they fear no one will believe them; they fear being torn from their families; they fear being killed by the perpetrator or harm to their family; or they are told to keep it a secret because the perpetrator is someone they know and love. The sexually assaulted children grow up thinking this is the normal and acceptable way of life for most kids; and it must happen in other classmate’s homes too; thus no one speaks of it.

From the moment the abuse occurs, whether emotional abuse (withholding love or affection, neglect, belittling a child, making them feel they are not worthy for the crumbs off of your feet); physical abuse ( starving a child, hitting or beating a child, making them take cold showers/bathes, drinking hot sauce or their own urine, and eating feces); sexual abuse ( fondling, grooming-where the perpetrator slowly builds his advances until the child is accepting what is happening to them), rape, being pimped out and sold to other molesters, or sold into a sex ring, or an occult.  The U.N. estimates 700,000 – 4 million women and children are sold into the human trafficking or sex trade, at a 7 billion dollar lucrative industry; which is on the rise due to economic crisis.  In the U.S., over 50,000 women and children were trafficked into the U.S. from 49 other countries; leaving a total of over 750,000 in the last decade. According to ChildHelp USA, 90% of children know their abusers.  Five kids die a day at the hand of their abusers; 80% are under the age of 4.  Many people do not want to think about this, let alone talk about sexual assault, which is why we have a multi-generational epidemic. So, when will you talk about it? When will it end? I can promise you, we will never eradicate sexual assault and abuse. The best we can do is to unite together to bring change in public policies and change the social stigma of sexual assault. The change will not come fast enough for some; and for others, it will bring hope for them to hold on.

You see the effects sexual assault has on our children, in our communities, because they will act it out. Small children do not have the communication skills to express their emotions, and they act it out through play with dolls and toys, emulating the abuse; through kicking and hitting things and people; by mutilating animals and dolls; some abused children try “cutting” themselves because the pain has made them so numb and dead inside, they want to feel something; some try suicide. The shame, guilt, anger, pain, self loathing, and sadness envelopes them into a pit of darkness; overshadowing even the happiest of times. They continue to live in a hell of having to relive the abuse every day, whether they are still in physical danger or just in their minds. Sexual assault and abused children will never “Just Get Over It”; nor will they ever “Forget it and move on with their lives.” The moment of the “Shattering of Innocence,” will always effect every decision of their life. Children learn to mistrust others, especially authoritative figures; they may become promiscuous, leading to teen pregnancies, STD’s, dropout rates increasing, increasing need for welfare services. Our children are having children that they are not ready for, know how to care for, nor have the maturity or the financial stability to do so.  Some abused children try to harm themselves through cutting or suicide. People who are suicidal tend to feel hopeless, helpless, and heartless. They just cannot take the pain and darkness anymore and decide to end the suffering. You will notice them giving away their belongings or getting their affairs in order. Suicide notes are left through letters, emails, text, videos, and music. No matter how many times they “cry wolf”, answer the call because it may be your last time to talk to them. If they are continually talking of suicide, seek out a counselor, clergy, or someone they trust. The more details they have planned the closer they are to actually committing suicide. The suicide hotline phone number is 1.800.784.2833 or 1.800.273.8355, which remains open 24/7, 365 days a year. If you are suicidal, promise to not do anything right now; avoid alcohol and drugs; make your home safe by getting rid of all pills, drugs, alcohol, knives, razors, ropes, cleaners, or anything that you would use to commit suicide; call someone you trust for help or the national suicide crisis hotline, and talk as long as you wish; seek a counselor, police, a doctor, or clergy.

Many sexual assault survivors live what appears to be a normal life, but the abuse is never far from their mind. Not only will they have a hard time trusting anyone, but they may have trouble with intimacy; may be controlling, possessive, or abusive themselves. You probably know someone who has been abused or may live with someone who has. Until the abuse is resolved, they will always have that part of their heart tucked away, and will not be able to truly give all of themselves to the relationship. Don’t call them a liar or say it never happened. Don’t turn your back on them!

Someone who has been falsely accused is usually exonerated from the accusations. The false accusations are just as wrong as an abuser! The damaging accusations impact their jobs, their lives, and their family’s lives. People who have been falsely accused can file civil suit against their accuser for slander and damages to their mental health, and job loss.

Someone who has been sexually assaulted will show signs of age inappropriate sexual behavior; itching; clinging; irritation, inability to focus or concentrate; or fear of someone they know. They may have nightmares, crying spells, afraid to visit the perpetrator, STD’s, tears from penetration, begin to use drugs, isolation, grades dropping, behavioral changes not associated with puberty. If you suspect someone has been abused call 1.800.656.4673 for the National Sexual Abuse Hotline; and 1.800.799.7233 for the National Domestic Abuse Hotline.

If you have been abused, please seek a counselor. Counselors who have been abused may be more empathic, but there are still many knowledgeable counselors who can help you, and walk you through the recovery process.

The change, we hope to see in our country, will come from communities helping communities; and people helping people; and uniting organizations together to rally change for public policies and the social stigma of sexual assault and abuse. Abuse doesn’t just happen in poor, uneducated communities and families, it happens in educated/uneducated, wealthy/impoverished/, religion/ no religion. Pain and suffering does not know color, race, and social economic standing in your community; pain and suffering affects everyone. Many community organizations and nonprofits work diligently on sexual assault prevention, but it is up to you to be the change you wish to see in others and around you. Your choice today becomes your actions tomorrow; your action today becomes your behavior tomorrow; your behavior tomorrow becomes your destiny; so choose your future wisely.

 When I was growing up, abuse and sexual assault was your family’s dirty little secret. Secrets keep the whole family sick and keep you in bondage to the abuser. It is time to break the cycle of abuse. Don’t let another generation of abuse be your legacy. Keeping secrets is not progressing a nation forward to success and equality.  I know, This Is Not My Generation! We are taking a stand together!

Connie Lee/FACSA Foundation/Founder/President facsasavethechildren@hotmail.com (318)540-4464   

FACSAFoundation.org

http://facsafoundationvirtualexpo.ning.com/

 

Critical Phone Numbers

Child Abuse

Childhelp’s National Child Abuse Hotline 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453)

Child Care

Child Care Aware 1-800-424-2246

Domestic Violence

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (800-799-7233) TDD 1-800-787-3224

Missing and Exploited Children

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678)

Runaway Youth

National Runaway Switchboard 1-800-621-4000

National Human Trafficking Resource Center

National Human Trafficking Resource Center 1-888-3737-888

RAINN offers an online hotline. Anyone can access help over the internet.

 http://apps.rainn.org/ohl-bridge/

FACSA Foundation (Family and Friends Fighting Against Child Sexual Assault)

(318) 540-4464

facsasavethechildren@hotmail.com

FACSAFoundation.org

Stalking Prevention

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FACSAFoundation.org Stalking Prevention

Stalking affects millions of people each year, yet is highly underreported. Stalking is directed at an individual or group of individuals over a specified time to cause emotional fear, harassment, physical or psychological damage. President Obama declared January as National Stalking Awareness Month.

Like many crimes, education, awareness, and prevention are crucial to the survival of an individual. It is imperative to report someone stalking you, even if you feel compelled to brush it off and think it is nothing. If something does happen, you want to make sure it is recorded on file; keeping a journal of events is helpful as well.

According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which released its first National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS), reported stalking is a serious issue. NISVS data shows that:

  • Nearly one in      six women has experienced stalking so severe that she felt very fearful      or believed that she or someone close to her would be harmed or killed.
  • One in 19 men      has experienced the same level of stalking.
  • Women were      particularly likely to be stalked by a current or former intimate partner.

Stalking behaviors can include seemingly innocuous acts, such as making unwanted phone calls; sending unsolicited or unwanted letters or emails; or leaving unwanted items, presents or flowers, but when taken together, and when feared by the victim, may constitute a criminal act. Other forms of stalking include following or spying on the victim; showing up without a legitimate reason at places where the victim is likely to be; waiting at places for the victim; and posting information or spreading rumors about the victim on the internet, in a public place, or by word of mouth.

Newer technologies, such as text messaging, emails, and electronic monitoring devices (including cameras and GPS), are also used by perpetrators to stalk victims. Stalking is also frequently a precursor to much more serious, and sometimes lethal, acts. In fact, 76 percent of female intimate partner murder victims had been stalked by their partners prior to their death.

The Stalking Resource Center provides training and technical l assistance to enhance responses to stalking and is committed to collecting the best knowledge about stalking, including researching policy and tracking program success.

According to Louisiana Stalking Laws:

Stalking Defined as

Willful, malicious, and repeated following or harassing with   intent to place in fear of death or bodily injury.

Punishment/Classification

Maximum 1 year jail and $1000 fine. If had dangerous weapon:   fine $1,000 and/or jail 1 year. If stalking and protective order for same   victim, or criminal proceeding for stalking victim or injunction: jail 90   days minimum and 2 years maximum and/or fined maximum $5,000. If victim under   18, maximum 1 year and/or $2000 fine. Note: anyone over 13 who stalks a child   12 and under and is found to have placed child in reasonable fear of death or   bodily injury of family member shall be punished by 1 year minimum, 3 years   maximum in jail and/or $1,500 minimum, $5,000 maximum fine

Penalty for Repeat Offense

If 2nd within 7 years: jail minimum 180 days and maximum 3   years and/or fined maximum $5,000. If 3rd or subsequent within 7 years: jail   minimum 2 years and maximum 5 years and/or fined maximum $5,000

For more information, please visit the Stalking Awareness Month website at: http://stalkingawarenessmonth.org.

For more information about the Office on Violence Against Women, visit ovw.usdoj.gov. We remind all those in need of assistance, or other concerned friends and individuals, to call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-799-SAFE FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-656-HOPE FREE  end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

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FACSAFoundation.org

http://facsafoundationvirtualexpo.ning.com/

http://law.findlaw.com/state-laws/stalking/louisiana/

http://blogs.usdoj.gov/blog/archives/1797